Each month, the UGA spotlights one of our devoted volunteers
to express our deep appreciation for all they do. The month of April
features one of the UGA’s longest and most dedicated volunteers,
Dennis was born on January 7, 1944 in Payson, Utah.
He graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1961.
Served an LDS mission in Northern California and married his wife
Karma six months after returning home. They have five children
together, Kimberli, Clinton, Stefani, Brittani, and Jannali.
Wood graduated from Brigham Young University in 1967 with an
associate’s degree in business management and political science.
His first job out of college was with Mountain States Telephone and
Telegraph in Price and St. George, Utah.
Dennis and his family moved back to Northern Utah in 1984 to
work for U.S. West.
He retired from U.S. West as the government relations director in 1999.
Former UGA Executive Director Joe Watts recruited him to become
a UGA volunteer.
He began his UGA volunteer career assisting with tournament
operations and rules officiating and then found a passion for course
rating were he serves the UGA today.
“One of the items on my bucket list was to play every course in
Utah,” Wood said. “Course rating allowed me to do this. Volunteering
for the UGA has been absolutely wonderful. I’ve had the opportunity
to establish great relationships with folks and meet successful people
in the Utah golf business.”