Each year the Perry Golf and Country Club honors the memory of a former member who had a significant impact on the club. This year the ninth annual Memorial Golf Tournament will be played in honor of the late Larry Dunphy, who passed away July 5, 2021, at his home in Perry.
The 2022 golf tournament will be held Sunday, July 10.
Larry was a teacher and coach in the Waukee and Earlham school districts before moving to Perry in 1969. He taught and coached for Perry High School from 1969 to 1994 and continued to coach through the 2004-2005 school year.
Larry was the longtime Perry High School boys’ golf coach and led the Bluejays to the 3A State Title in 1983. His final year as a coach was in 2005, and he led his team to the 3A State Tournament.
Coach Dunphy was a lifetime Notre Dame fan and a Los Angeles Dodgers fan. He was a friend to everyone and enjoyed golfing, fishing and being with friends in his retirement.
Larry cared for and loved his dog, who accompanied him when he fished and even sometimes when he golfed. His four sons, Tim, Terry, Mike and Pat, will be playing in this year’s Memorial Tournament.
The July 10 Memorial Golf Tournament is open to anyone who would like to play in it. The Championship flight will play 27 holes, while the senior division and all other flights will play 18 holes.
The defending champion is Chris Bruggeman and the defending senior champion is Vince Costello. To enter the 2022 Memorial Gold Tournament, call the clubhouse at 515-465-3852.