2022 In Memory of:

Derrick DuPont Davis

Mr. Derrick DuPont Davis was a man of great character and principles, which was evident throughout every part of his life. It was prevalent in his devotion to his wife of 31 years, Keisha, and their adult twins, Devin & Dasha, as well as his dedication to his 25-year career with Guilford County and in his love for golf.  

During golf season, Mr. Davis could be found every Sunday at 1:30 pm playing 19 holes at Gillespie Park Golf Club with his friends.  On other days, he enjoyed playing at Bryan Park or Crooked Tree.  Twice a year, he would travel to Myrtle Beach or Florida for a golfing trip. Those who played with him were surprised at his knowledge of golf etiquette/rules and history of the sport.  He enjoyed the love of the game and had fun on the course, but also insisted that the game be played with grace.

On March 1, 2022, Mr. Davis passed away at 56 years old from Pancreatic Cancer.  In honor of his love for our community’s youth and the game of golf, his wife and children have sponsored four First Tee Summer Camps in Greensboro, NC. 

Their generous contribution will go towards helping introduce kids within the Greensboro area to the sport who might otherwise not be exposed to the game of golf or its inherent values. Their donation will also help provide scholarships to every camper for our upcoming Fall season.  

In the words of Arnold Palmer, “Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character.”  We recognize and appreciate the character of Mr. Derrick DuPont Davis.  A success both on and off the course.

Donald Robinson

Donald Robinson was a great man who truly lived by the First Tee nine core
values, especially courtesy, honesty, and integrity. The love he had for his family was evident through his generous ways and kind gestures. He was married for 58 years to his wife Suzanne, had 2 daughters (and 2 sons-in-law), and 3 grandchildren that he adored.

Donald believed in supporting his community and church. He sang in the choir and was the treasurer at his church for several years. Donald also loved all sports and understood the importance they played in a child’s development. He enjoyed talking about sports with his grandchildren and watching a variety of sports on television.

On April 28th, 2022, Donald passed away at the age of 86 from complications of
myelofibrosis. In honor of Donald’s life, dedication to his family and great respect for youth sports, his family will be sponsoring the Spears and Ragsdale YMCA golf camps this summer.