“We love our partnership with you all and are so grateful to have our kids exposed to your positive energy and support. Goes way beyond golf and we are grateful for that!” - Dr. Michael Fuga, Principal, Neal Middle School


Doug Hodges, PGA

Executive Director and Founder

Graduated City University Business School, London, England, in 1980. Established a floor brokerage operation on the New York Commodities Exchange in 1983. Launched his own successful trading career 1986. Retired 1999. Mentored children 1997 - 2010 through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Elected to membership in the PGA 2006. Established SwingPals in 2010


Edward Dudley

Board Member

Managing Partner of L2P Financial Partners. Over 20 years of financial services experience. Previous roles: Senior Vice President of FSC Securities in Atlanta, GA, Senior Vice President / Regional Business Director of Wells Fargo Advisors in Marietta, GA & Regional Vice President of Evergreen Investments in Miami, FL

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Dan Hill

Board President

Dan Hill (retired) - Founder Hill, Chesson & Woody; Chairman of the Board - Cardinal State Bank (2005-06); Durham City Council (2000-01); Founding Board Member Durham Nativity School; current Board Member East Durham Children’s Initiative; co-founder Joe’s Diner in East Durham; past President Carolina’s Golf Association.

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Jan Doyle

Board Secretary

Graduated East Carolina University, BS in Business Education. Co-owner of MJD Company, LLC, property management company. Past employment: NC Division of Veterans Affairs, Occidental Life Insurance Company, and Flexible Computer Corporation

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Micah Copeland

Board Member

Principal in Durham Public Schools for 13 years, served on the Boards of the Augustine Literacy Project, Literacy through Photography Project with Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Superintendent’s Principal’s Advisory Council, Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Committee

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Margo Dayal

Board Member

Director of Technology at the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Over 12 years of experience in nonprofit digital marketing, program design, and technology. Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). Former volunteer at New York Cares and Charleston Animal Society

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Jordan Jeter

Board Member

Dedicated Sales Professional at ezCater, a rapidly growing technology start-up in Downtown Boston. Graduate of Elon, volunteered through Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, which connected me to numerous different organizations like the Food Bank and the Boys and Girls Club of Alamance County



Mary Edgerton

Board Member

Graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government. Worked in the legal services industry for three years before pursuing a graduate degree in public policy. Currently, a Master of Public Policy Candidate at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Partnering with the Sanford Board Leadership Initiative to serve as a member of the SwingPals Board for 2018

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James Bick

Board Member

Banking (retired). Former Chair, Advisory Board, Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties. Former Trustee, Durham Academy. Board member, Old Chatham Golf Club.