Pro Duffers Golf Club
Southern Michigan  

Chapter History



  The Southern Michigan Chapter of Pro Duffers USA was founded at the behest of Lawrence (Larry)

Green. Lawrence joined the Memphis Chapter in Tennessee while employed as a administrator.

Following his retirement from the Memphis City Schools, Green moved back to Jackson, Mi. With

the vision of forming a chapter in Southern Michigan because of the organizational mind set of the Pro

Duffers USA and the Memphis Chapter.

       He and Fraternity Brother ,Ira Kendrick, began to move forward with their shared vision using the

sponsorship of the Memphis chapter as their template. The objective in mind was to recruit golfers with

the common interest in playing golf as well as being civic minded in serving the community.

Additionally, to have a strong desire to involve under privileged youth who may otherwise be exposed to

this wonderful sport (GOLF).

On November 13th, 2010, after recruiting 10 golfers with similar interests, invited National President,

Chuck Stratford, and national membership chairman, Dr. William Terrell, to formally induct the chapter

into the Pro Duffers organization, now known as the Southern Michigan Pro Duffers Chapter.

            There were 10 charter members inducted into this chapter. they are 

Lawrence Green:

Ira Kendrick:

Michael Whiteside:

Benjamin Thomas:

Alphonso Ross:

James Stanley:

Robert Hester:

Allen Matthews:


Still in its infancy, the Southern Chapter is determined to make golf a memorable experience for its

members, youth and our community at large.



Also note I made specific folders for titled information and put the files in them. This will help in the long run when you start looking for where a file is...  Tom