Fort Dodge’s Phil Joselyn passes away

Phil Joselyn (pictured above), 80, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Thursday, October 4. Joselyn was proud supporter of the Iowa Golf Association and active participant for many years in its championships. His positive attitude and ever-present smile will be missed at our events.

Phil Joselyn

Joselyn, who won the 1960 Fort Dodge Amateur, served as President of the IGA from April 1989 through April 1991. Joselyn also served as honorary captain of the IGA’s Iowa Cup team in 2013. Joselyn served the USGA for 20 years on the Sectional Affairs committee from 1990-2004, then Regional Affairs committee from 2004-2010.

Fort Dodge Senior High’s annual boys golf invitational at the Fort Dodge Country Club is named after Joselyn, who won the individual state crown in 1955.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Laufersweiler Funeral Home in Fort Dodge is handling the arrangements.

Phil Joselyn – Celebration of Life
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  1. Colin Williams says:

    Phil was a joy to play golf with, a terrific person, and a fine competitor. He, like his frequent golf partner, the late Dr. Bob Gitchell, will be missed by all who knew him. God rest your soul Phil.

  2. Scott Carnes says:

    A great loss to all his friends and to Golf. RIP my friend, you will be missed.

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