Name: Dennis Harwood
City of residence: Corona Del Mar
Club: Big Canyon CC
Profession: Semi-retired attorney and business consultant
Family: Wife Carol, daughters Darah and Cynda and son David (all adults), grandchildren Johnathan, Jordan, Jeremiah, Taylor, Sawyer, Natalie, Makayla and Amanda, and two cats (Ollie and Posey)
Volunteer and committee involvement: Honorary Board Member of Boys Club of the Harbor Area; UC Irvine Athletics Director Advisory Board
A musician that Dennis listens to: Wayman Tisdale
First car: 1950 Ford Fairlane
Favorite book: Barbarians at the Gate and The Bible
Guilty-pleasure food: Lemon bars
Favorite non-golf item: Apple iPhone
Favorite Southland hotspot: Houston's Restaurant
One gadget Dennis can’t live without: iPhone again. My calendar is there plus all the important news and sports scores
Favorite quote: "Fair is a place they judge pigs and pies--it has nothing to do with the game of golf" (or life for that matter)
If Dennis couldn’t do what he does now as a profession, he would: Lie on the beach and write spy novels
Greatest pride: Raising my family and the successes of my children
On volunteering: For something such as golf, for which you have a great passion and which has given you so much, it is rewarding to give a little back to that game.
Has golfed for: More than 60 years--since I was 10 or so
What Dennis would like to see more of on the course: Faster play. Get up and hit it and socialize AFTER the shots are hit.
Favorite Tour player: Phil Mickelson--he just seems to have such a good time playing the game
What part of the game of golf needs to change: The growing distance gap. Golf was unique in that you could watch Arnie or Jack hit a tee shot on the 18th at Pebble on TV and a month later have a chance to come close to duplicating that one shot on the same stage. I knew I could not catch a pass against an NFL linebacker at Dallas Stadium or face a fastball in Yankee Stadium, but had a chance to duplicate a pros shot on the same stage at a famous golf venue. The current distance gap between the pros and average golfer has eliminated that unique feature of the game.
One Rule of Golf Dennis would like to change: Eliminate drops for stance interference--relief for lie and area of intended swing only.
Importance of junior golf: No sport will teach you more about yourself and how to meet and overcome challenges--plus it's really, really fun.