Who was Pete Dye?

Pete Dye was an American golf course designer.

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Pete Dye, born Paul Dye Jr. was born December 29, 1925 and died January 9, 2020.

Pete qualified for and competed in the 1963 British Amateur; this was the seminal moment of his design career. After the tournament ended, and taking several weeks thereafter to tour the great Scottish courses, he was profoundly influenced by the features he saw.

His wife, Alice, was born February 19, 1927 and died February 1, 2019. She was often referred to as the “First Lady” of golf architecture.

Alice was a talented golfer in her own right. She won the 1968 North and South Women's Amateur and was a member of the 1970 United States Curtis Cup team. She also won the 1978 and 1979 U.S. Senior Women's Amateur as well as two Canadian Women's Senior Championships.

Together they were undoubtedly one of the greatest golf course designer teams ever.

Pete was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2008. He is only the 5th architect to be inducted to the Hall in the Lifetime Achievement category. In 2005, Pete was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PGA Tour.