Names Prude new Director of Golf from Wichita CC

DALLAS (April 13, 2021) – The Northwood Club in Dallas recently earned its first-ever, “Best Overall Country Club,” honor in North Texas from the annual Avid Golfer Magazine survey along with naming Phillip Prude as its new Director of Golf as the exclusive Dallas private club continues its ascension as one of the top country clubs in Texas and the U.S.

The historic site of the 1952 U.S. Open has been renewed by a 2016 renovation overseen by acclaimed architect Tripp Davis, an outstanding practice facility and short course, superior clubhouse and food, all outlined in the Avid Golfer feature which considered more than 100 Dallas-Fort Worth private and public country clubs.

“We’re certainly thrilled to be recognized as the best overall country club in the Avid Golfer story, but equally thrilled with Phillip Prude joining us from Wichita (Kansas) Country Club as director of golf,” said Northwood General Manager/COO Jon Davis. “Northwood is indeed a special place, and this honor along with the great golf addition of our new pro means the best is truly yet to come for our members and guests.”

“For the first time in recent memory, there is a new king,” the Avid Golfer story gushed about the North Dallas club. “Northwood Club is stupendous in every possible way. The clubhouse is gorgeous, the amenities are second to none, the food is fantastic, and the golf course is magical. Since the 2016 Tripp Davis renovation, the course has matured nicely.

“There isn’t much we would change about Northwood and that’s why they are this year’s top club.”

Prude has been the Director of Golf at WCC for the last six years, but before then he was the lead assistant at Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas and Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, two highly acclaimed private clubs.

He is a West Texas native and a graduate of Arizona State University. He will begin his duties at Northwood in April.

Prude said he was thrilled to be returning to his home state of Texas and working again in North Texas, even carrying the twitter handle @lonestar_pro before getting his new Lone Star State job.

“I grew up in a ranching family on land we had held for 100 years and didn’t take up golf until I was 13. My grandparents were members of a club in El Paso and that’s when I was able to get into the junior golf program. I just got hooked,” he said in a Wichita Business Journal feature.

Prude has another Northwood tie before even accepting the position. Both Wichita Country Club and Northwood Club were designed by architect William Dibble and were both later renovated by architect Davis.

For more information on The Northwood Club or additional information on new Director of Golf Prude, contact general manager Jon Davis,

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