A life’s work, measured in half-hour lessons

Teaching defined Dr. DeDe Owens, an instructor at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, near Chicago, for more than 20 years. Owens served as a Golf Digest Professional Advisor from 1974 to 1997, contributing numerous instruction articles and lending freely her expertise.

DeDe competed on the LPGA Tour in the early ’70s until she was sidelined by Hodgkin’s disease. After 27 radiation treatments, her health restored, she secured a Ph.D. and devoted herself to education. She taught golf 12 hours a day, seven days a week, while writing eight books and serving as president of the LPGA Teaching Division.