Jefferson Award winner Ron Dumas teaches life skills through golf

On a summer Saturday morning at 9 a.m., when most children their age would still be in bed, Ron Dumas has about 10 kids’ full attention inside a small building at Avon Fields Golf Course.

“One, two, three,” he says slowly as he stacks his fingers, demonstrating a proper golf club grip.

Dumas, originally from the West End, started playing golf at the age of 10 and is now a PGA golf professional and member of the African American Golfer’s Hall of Fame.

He is also the executive director of Reaching Out for Kids, which was created in 2004 to give kids from all walks of life an opportunity to learn life skills through playing golf.

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