Tedd grew up in Pipestone, Minn., and received a degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota. He worked at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., before moving to Brookings Country Club in 1980. After serving as golf course superintendent, he became the club’s general manager in 1992, a role he held until retiring in 2019. Tedd is a founding member of the South Dakota Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Since retiring, Tedd helped design, build, and grow in the new Par 3 course and practice facility at Brookings CC.