The Bill Hird Foundation was started in 1973 and is named after a long time pro, Bill Hird. When he died, he left money in his Will to build the maintenance shop.
Terry Prusha was then president of the Fort Dodge Country Club and asked Dan McGrevey to start a “foundation” with the hope of attracting further bequests. Unfortunately, Dan’s personality is not one that deals with long term results and so, with the permission of the board of directors, he began requesting a one time annual donation from all members which would be used solely for the purpose of improving the golf course. Basically, every improvement to the golf course since 1973 has been through donations to the Bill Hird Foundation. Amongst the many improvements were the complete irrigation of the golf course (which only partially existed in 1973). Our most recent endeavor has been the completion of the new 5 green, which opened in the spring of 2014.