For two decades, Dodson was a contributing editor and regular columnist for Golf magazine, and a golf and travel correspondent for Departures magazine from American Express Publishing. During the course of a 30-year writing career, his work has earned awards from the USGA and other industry organizations. In 2006, he was the Louis D. Rubin Jr. writer-in-residence at Hollins University in Virginia. Dodson is a distinguished alumnus of East Carolina University. Dodson has been a prolific author. Among his most notable books are Final Rounds (1996), The Dewsweepers (2001) and A Golfer’s Life (with Arnold Palmer).