In Memoriam: Duane Lent - The Golf Association of Philadelphia

Feb 20, 2024

In Memoriam: Duane Lent

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Duane P. Lent, Honeybrook Golf Club’s Director of Instruction, died Feb. 14. He was 56.

Lent, of Downingtown, Pa., started at Honeybrook in 2014 as the club’s teaching professional. He became director of instruction in 2018. Prior stops included Upper Dublin Golf & Fitness Club, Penn Oaks Golf Club and LuLu Country Club.

Lent was elected to PGA of America membership in 2011.

Honeybrook released the following statement:

“Duane’s charisma and passion for the game of golf touched the lives of thousands of students. He approached each lesson with enthusiasm, celebrating every improvement with his students. His dedication extended beyond the fairways as he worked with veterans, individuals with special needs and others, sharing his love for golf with compassion and kindness. Duane leaves behind a legacy that will forever shape the spirit of our golf community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. We are deeply saddened by the void his absence leaves at Honeybrook, and things will never be quite the same without him.” 

Chris Terebesi, the club’s manager of golf operations and director of membership, considered Lent’s email signature a favorite.

“My passion for playing the game is exceeded only by my passion for teaching it.”

Apart from golf, Lent, an Ursinus College alum, loved to talk about Philadelphia sports. He was constantly on the quest to find the perfect cheesesteak. Philadelphia through and through.

Born in Fort Belvoir, Va., Lent was the son of the late Marjorie Malcolm (nee Ward) and Raymond Lent. He is survived by his wife Tracy; sons Justin Lent, husband of Alana, and Michael Lent; siblings Dale, Dean, Dana K. Lent, Brett Lent and Dawn S. Mifflin; and stepfather John Malcolm.

Honeybrook will conduct a “Celebration of Life” on March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The organization’s 345 Member Clubs and 110,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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