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.