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Former Conway High School football star and long drive golf champion, the late Mike Dunaway, will be inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame Friday, October 28.

Dunaway was a pioneer of long drive competitions in golf and was described by golfing great Ken Venturi as "combining power and accuracy better with a driver than anyone I have ever seen."

He twice appeared on the cover of Golf Magazine — one in which he issued a $10,000 challenge to anyone who could outdrive him. He is the author of a best-selling golf instructional book, "Hit It Hard." He was part of many long drive exhibitions and competitions in Las Vegas.

He was a friend and golf advisor to former University of Arkansas coach and athletic director Frank Broyles, who considered his friendship with Mike as "God send."

The event will be at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas and will serve as the kickoff to the Shriners Hospital Children’s Open. Other inductees will be Irwin Mulasky, Bill Rohret and Dean Wilson.

Dunway’s family will attend to accept the award.

Conway’s Mike Dunaway pictured on 1985 cover of "Golf" Magazine, where he issued a $10,000 long drive challenge.

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