The South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation, documentation and display of South Dakota's sports history.
Navigation: Home > Athletes > Indy Titterington

Indy Titterington



Born on the Fourth of July in 1912, the Yankton golfer won five state women's amateur titles and was runner-up four times. She was the champion in 1956, '59, '60, '62 and '67 and runner-up in 1955, '57, '65 and '68. The first four titles came at match play with the fifth at stroke play. It's an impressive feat, especially for someone who didn't play in the state tourney until after age 40. It's especially impressive considering she competed in the state tourney only 10 times. Her worst finish was third in 1966. She also competed in the state senior tourney twice, winning in 1980 and finishing second in 1981. The Fairmont (Minn.) High grad was the state's Independent Athlete of the Year for 1962. She was inducted into the South Dakota Golf Association Hall of Fame in 1982. Titterington's father had been a club pro and club maker in Scotland at St. Andrews and Royal St. George's. One of nine children, she began her golfing career in Minnesota at age 13. "I came from a golfing family so playing was just the natural thing for me to do," Titterington said. She played in the Minnesota state women's amateur tourney, competing against the likes of the legendary Patty Berg. She was a runner-up in the tourney at age 21 in 1934. After moving to Iowa, she played in the Iowa state women's tourneys and twice was runner-up. She shot a 3-under-par 76 in a qualifying round at the state tourney in Waterloo in 1938. It was a course record and a state-tourney record. She broke the course record at West Okoboji Country Club by three shots, shooting a 77. She, like so many other golfers, withdrew from competitive golf during World War II. In 1954 she moved to Yankton, where she again took up her passion for golf.












« Back to Athletes