W. H. Diddle

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Bill Diddel (1882–February 25, 1985) was an American amateur golfer and renowned golf course designer. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1][2][3][4]

Diddel designed approximately three hundred golf courses, primarily in the Midwest, beginning with Ulen Country Club in Lebanon, Indiana. Diddel designed the golf course at Northwood Club in Dallas, Texas, which was the site of the U.S. Open in 1952.

Diddel was one of the founders and a charter member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He was elected president of that body in 1954.

Diddel was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including:

Diddel died February 25, 1985 in Zionsville, Indiana.


  1. ^ "Along The Fairways". Hartford Courant. October 13, 1959. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Davis, J G (July 23, 1911). "Chicagoans Win Olympic Trophy". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 20, 2010. Chicago's supremacy in the Western golfing world again was demonstrated, when four or its players, representing the Western Golf association, ...
  3. ^ "The Month at a Glance W. H. Diddle, The Winner, and His Opponent" (PDF). Golf Illustrated. 1915. Retrieved February 20, 2010. In the finals of the Central States Golf Association Championship quality in the future rounds for unless the professionals rise to the occasion much of the interest and the pleasure of the match is lacking.
  4. ^ "The Golf Courses of Bill Diddel". Retrieved February 20, 2010.

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