Otis J. Dypwick

For the sake of creating and conserving golf history, Minnesota was fortunate to be served by Otis J. Dypwick throughout the latter half of the 20th century. Dypwick was director of sports information at the University of Minnesota from 1944-1976, where he covered Gopher sports including golf for more than 30 years. In this time, he also co-authored numerous books and instructional series about the game, and he is credited with capturing and preserving the swings of the likes of Byron Nelson, Patty Berg, Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer, and a litany of other great players. In addition, Dypwick served as director of public relations for several golf tournaments hosted in Minnesota, including the U.S. Walker Cup (1957), the Western Amateur (1958, at the Country Club of Florida), the PGA Championship (1959), the Trans-Mississippi Championship (1959 and 1966), the U.S. Women’s Open (1966), and the U.S. Open (1970). Among his many talents, Dypwick created tournament publicity, promotions, and authored the programs associated with these historic competitions. The game in Minnesota was undoubtedly elevated thanks to Dypwick’s deep passion for sharing the game with others.

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