Dick Kramer, PGA Member and longtime PGA Head Professional at Bonneville Golf Course in Salt Lake City, died Friday at 96.
He retired at 81 and was inducted into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. He retired from Bonneville in 2000.
According to the Hall of Fame's website, Kramer "was born and raised in Salt Lake City and was an all-state performer at Granite High School in 1937 in both football and basketball and played both sports at the University of Utah.
"He was named head professional at Bonneville in 1943, and except for a two-year stint in the Navy, has held that position through his induction date into the Utah Golf Hall of Fame.
"He won many professional tournaments on the Utah circuit, and also won the Idaho Open. He is also recognized as an outstanding golf teacher.
"He served as President of the Rocky Mountain Section of the PGA and has received the Professional of the Year Award and a Special Achievement Award from the Utah Section of the PGA.
"He has conducted the Salt Lake City Amateur since 1943 and the City Parks Open from the early 50s.
"Bonneville has been the training ground for thousands of golfers and many of those them have continued to serve golf in all facets of the industry. He trained many youngsters to be club professionals and greenskeepers."
According to the obituary in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, Kramer was survived by a son, eight grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.