Philip Dorsey

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Philip Bart Dorsey passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, after courageously battling an illness for over 10 months. He was born September 16, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in Winterset, Iowa, and graduated from Harlingen High School. He attended college at The University of Arkansas Little Rock then returned to Harlingen, where he worked as an assistant Golf Pro for the Harlingen Country Club.

In 1981, PGA tour champion Don Massengale was hired as the Head Pro at Harlingen CC, where he and Phil struck up a lifelong friendship. When Del Lago (now La Torretta) was built in 1983 on Lake Conroe, Don was named head Pro and took Phil with him, where he remained for several years. In 1993, Phil worked at Massengale Tour Stop in Conroe with Mark and Donnie Massengale. Phil served as golf pro at Lake Windcrest in Magnolia, before finding his place at Wedgewood Golf Course in Conroe. Phil's dedication to the sport, his many golf students, members and friends, stood above reproach.

Phil was an avid sports fan. He had season tickets for many years to the Houston Oilers, and was an inaugural season ticket holder to the Houston Texans. Phil followed all Montgomery County Sports, and on any given night could be found at a volleyball, basketball, football, softball or baseball game for any one of the many county teams; however, he always had a soft spot for Magnolia High School, and was a huge Bulldog and Lady Bulldog fan. He enjoyed annual trips with his siblings, whether to Las Vegas or to the horse track, including the Breeder's Cup and Santa Anita. Due to Don Massengale's connections (having won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am), Phil was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing the highly esteemed Pebble Beach Golf Course in California.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Mary Lou Dorsey. He is survived by his sister Gael Meehan and brother-in-law James from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; brother Tom Dorsey and sister-in-law Francine from Los Angeles, California; and sister Beth Villarreal and brother-in-law Juan from Little Rock Arkansas.

Phil had such a zest for life, and a huge heart. He will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved him. To leave condolences to the family, visit www. mcnuttfuneralhome. com.


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