Ted Zahn of Aberdeen and Patty Coddington of Sioux Falls were elected to the South Dakota Golf Association Hall of Fame during the annual meeting of the SDGA Board of Directors on January 20-21 in Sioux Falls.
Zahn, a native of Aberdeen, was the head professional at Moccasin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen from 1991 to 1997. In 1979, Zahn was the Director of Education with the National Golf Foundation, writing “Easy Way to Learn Golf,” an instructional booklet that is still in publication. In the early 1980s, Zahn started Executive Golf Outings with Yankton native Jim Ahern and PGA Tour professional David Edwards.
Zahn attended Northern State and was conference medalist three times. He was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 1993 and also served as golf coach for the Wolves, winning numerous conference titles and taking his team to one national championship appearance.
Zahn is still an active member of the PGA of America and is a coach with The First Tee program at Moccasin Creek CC.
Coddington, the assistant women’s golf coach at Augustana College, is a 10-time SDGA champion. Her resume includes two wins in the Husband-Wife Championship (1986 and 1988), four victories in the Women’s Pre-Senior Championship (2001, 2003-05), three wins in the Two-Woman Championship (1988 and 1990 with Helen Lang and 2001 with Peggy Kirby) and a victory in the 2011 Women’s Senior Championship.
Both will be inducted into the SDGA Hall of Fame during ceremonies held later this year. The addition of Zahn and Coddington increases to 44 the number of people inducted into the SDGA Hall of Fame since its inception in 1977.