Ted Woehrle began his career at Highland Lodge Golf Course in Kankakee, Ill., working for his father. He witnessed the role of golf course superintendent go from farmer to a modern, specialized field of expertise today.
Graduating from the first Turfgrass program at Purdue University in 1954 and after two years in the military, Woehrle began his career at Beverly Country Club in Chicago. In addition to Beverly CC, Woehrle was the Superintendent at some of the best facilities in United States including Point O’Woods Golf & Country Club, Oakland Hills Country Club and The Orchards Golf Club. Their success was his success.
Woehrle has set the table for the world’s finest golfers. He was responsible for the host courses of 10 major golf championships including; PGA, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur Public Links, Western Open and Women’s Western Open Championships.
Woehrle gave tireless service to numerous state, regional and national professional turfgrass organizations including being a past President of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in 1971.
He proudly saw more than fifty of his former assistants move on to head positions of their own, a testament to his dedication to the game and those who worked for him.
Year inducted: 2007