Pro Duffers Golf Club, Southwest Chapter (National President)
Retired IBM Executive
The Pro-Duffer Southwest chapter is an outgrowth of Pro-Duffers Golf Club of Washington D.C. Foster Kidd, DDS was visiting Washington on a Dental Conference and he elected the hospitality of Friend and Dental colleagues Joe D. Saunders. Included in the several days stay was a golf outing. The outing was with others attendees but the serious golf and match was against longtime rival Del Val. The Del Val golfers were also medical and dental professionals transplanted from Howard living in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. Dr. Kidd was so impressed by the comradery and fellowship he asked if he could start a Pro Duffers Golf Club in his home City of Dallas. Washington D.C. club, led to an agreement that the Dallas group be named Pro-Duffers Southwest. The formal invitation was mailed to Foster Kidd, DDS on July 1, 1983. Invited to experience the beginning of the Pro-Duffer Southwest chapter were Mr. Howard Aldridge, Mr. Jon Collins, Dr. Emmett Conrad, Mr. Dan Evans, and Dr. Herman Robinson. The Pro-Duffers Southwest chapter formed July 9, 1983 becoming the second chapter under the name Pro-Duffers Golf Club. It was not until a few years later when the number of chapters reached four a first gathering of the chapters was held in Las Vegas. The four chapters elect to become Pro-Duffers USA. The National as it was to be called. The first presiding officers of Pro-Duffers
Chapter were: Dr. Foster Kidd-President, Dr. Emmett Conrad-Parliamentarian, Dr. Herman Robinson-Vice President, Mr. Jon Collins, Mr. Howard Aldridge Treasurer, Mr. Dan Evans-Secretary and Dr. David Boger-Tournament Director. Their initial annual dues were $ 100.00. By the time the chapter was completely initiated it had in excess of 27 active members.
In August of 2003 the Pro-Duffer Southwest chapter celebrated its 20th year anniversary in which we honored our founders and recommitted ourselves to the purpose established in 1983. In 2008 we had the pleasure of our 25th year with a golf tournament celebrating our Emeritus Members. We are committed to enjoying fellowship through the game of golf, service to the community and ensuring that minority and disadvantaged youth are given the opportunity to enjoy the game of golf.
Junior Golf Program
The chapter started its first junior golf program in 1984 with seven members and was accepted as an inaugural member of the National First Tee Program we later established the First Tee of Dallas.
Foster Kidd Foundation
Twenty years later the Southwest Chapter - Dallas/Fort Worth created and funded a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, " The North Texas Junior Golf and Education Foundation", which is currently doing business as The First Tee of Greater Dallas. The Chapter in its effort to continue to fulfill its mission in the community created and funded a second non-profit organization "The Foster Kidd Foundation". The Foundation is appropriately named after the founder of the Southwest Chapter -Dallas/Fort Worth.
Both Foundations (The North Texas Junior Golf and The Foster Kidd) have provide golfing and character development activities for children in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth community.
Paul Quinn University
We are now in the process of supporting a Paul Quinn University project as the non-profit arm of the Pro-Duffers Golf.
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