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Hyslop shared passion for golf

Published 1:00pm Friday, September 20, 2013

On Tuesday, Pebble Lake Golf Course in Fergus Falls lost one of their most familiar faces. Charles “Chuck” Hyslop died at PioneerCare at the age of 78.

Hyslop, a staple out at the golf course, was known for his meticulous pursuit of being a better golfer, while also having a sense of humor about it.

Spending hours on the driving range and practice greens, Hyslop would not only work on his own passion but also lend his wisdom to other golfers looking to improve.

“Chuck was always there to offer a tip,” Pebble Lake Golf Course Pro Ryan Tungseth said. “I remember when I was just starting out I would be on the range and Chuck would frequently stop by and watch some swings and offer a suggestion.

He was always quick to help someone who loved the game. He helped grow my interest in learning more about the golf swing and teaching others.”

Hyslop had quite a reputation out on the links as a player who not only was a good golfer, but a “people person” who loved to converse with friends and anyone else interested in having a few laughs.

Friend and fellow golfer Dick Nitz has fond memories of Hyslop. “He was a little sarcastic and witty,” Nitz said. “He was a good golfer and an overall great guy.

Meeting back in the 1960s at the golf course, Nitz was paired with Hyslop in his first ever Pot O’Gold tournament.

Hyslop was also part of the famous “Baloney” League at the golf course. Friend and fellow member of the league Leon Jensen remembered several carpools to the course where Hyslop would deliver some of his well known expertise. “Chuck knew quite a bit about a lot of different things,” Jensen said. “Anywhere from history to politics, he always had something to say about whatever topic we would discuss.”

Friends and family are invited to Pebble Lake Golf Course 7-9 p.m. Sunday to celebrate and share memories of Hyslop.

  • medlynn

    Charlie Hyslop (Hyssy) was one of the best educated, most well traveled and finest people it has ever been my privilege to call my ‘friend’.
    He is the kind of man I wish I could have been (still trying).
    Will miss my mentor and friend more than I thought possible.

    Lynn Schultz

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