When we think of the all-time greats of golf course design, we think about the likes of Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast, and Allister MacKenzie among others. However, nobody has changed the world of golf course architecture and made it more cool than the dynamic duo of Pete and Alice Dye.
They are the masters of public golf course design, as the majority of their world famous layouts are open to the public. Immediately, we think about Whistling Straits, Kiawah Island, and TPC Sawgrass which are all public tracks. Much like Arnold Palmer, Pete and Alice helped get golf out of the “exclusive zone” and into the light of accessibility.
In celebration of these legends, the duo designed a cool new putting course in Indianoplis which features numerous holes from some of the Dye squad’s most iconic locations. Some of these holes replicated from Casa de Campo (Also known as “Teeth of the Dog” and is known as Pete’s favorite course he’s designed), Blackwolf Run, and Harbour Town among others. Holes from the aforementioned courses from earlier are also included.
The best thing about this course is that it’s all for a great cause, opening at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum in March. It will be a part of the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. There will even be a statue of the “Dyenamic” duo in front of the course’s entrance.
It will be $12 to $35 per admission ticket to the museum. Once you’re in, you can test your flat stick skills against a Dye design and take in the rest of the cool sports experience as well which includes basketball, baseball, and football among other sports.
You can visit ChildrenMeuseum.com for more info on the Sports Legends Experience and how you and your child can get in on the fun.
Posted in Courses, Golf News and tagged Alice Dye, Golf, Indianapolis Children's Meuseum, Pete Dye, Putting Course by Colin GP Mieczkowski with no comments yet.
Dang man, this is some NBA Street stuff right here! Justin Leanord DESTROYS the first hole at The Players Championship and the PGA Tour officials had to come out to fix the hole. Man, Justin just performed a gamebreaker at The Players! Please watch and enjoy! Thanks to PGA.com for sharing!
See, now if only Justin and some of other golfers could perform gamebreakers (With awesome music) like these in NBA Street Vol.2 but in golf form! It would really be awesome in a Ryder Cup, President’s Cup, Solheim Cup or Walker Cup since these are team gamebreakers! Use your imagination!
Have Bubba Watson dishing the golf ball with his club to Jimmy Walker (Two USA leaders in points) and have Jimmy nail a heat seeking golf ball that hits the hole and BOOM! Double eagle! There’s a video game idea for you! Nice shot Justin!
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Hello all, proud to announce that gpgolfreport.wordpress.com is now gpgolfreport.com! This is a huge step for the site as having your own domain name means that the doors are open and everything looks more professional. Still will write about golf whether it’s national news or my opinions on the game, the GP Golf Report will remain the same. Stay tuned, as I will have some treats in the audio section of the site also. I had the chance to chat with former CBS golf announcer and funny guy Gary McCord as well as have a chat with hall of fame golf course architect and only the 6th winner of the PGA Lifetime Achievement award, Pete Dye. So welcome to the fresh new domain of the GP Golf Report! Thank you for your support everyone! Now let’s reach 1000 hits shall we? Thanks again!
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Well, The Players Championship has finished and Tiger Woods ends up coming out with the victory for his fourth win of the season. He and Sergio Garcia both led the tournament while having a not-so-friendly exchange of words making it a heated and entertaining battle coming down the stretch.
At the beginning of this tournament it was Roberto Castro who led the way with a record tying performance making it arguably the most dominant opening round in Players Championship history. However, he quickly fell down the leaderboard and ended up finishing tied for 19th with a slew of players including Luke Donald, Zach Johnson and Jason Day, so in the end he still had a strong finish overall and his game should be appreciated and that just shows that there is so much talent on the PGA Tour and Castro is a perfect example of that, even on a course that is a Pete Dye design which is always a challenge, he still managed to play at a high level until Garcia and Woods both charged up the leaderboard and TPC Sawgrass eventually got the best of Castro.
Surely the hall of fame architect Dye appreciates the great competition that has been seen over the years at TPC Sawgrass and have a hole that is arguably considered the most famous in all of golf at the 17th at which Garcia failed to execute when it mattered. Woods has won four tournaments this year with his victory at the “Fifth Major” but still needs to win a major to be the tiger of old. If he didn’t win so many majors back then, then Tiger is in fact back, but the reputation for him grew largely because of his wins at the majors so he will never be back unless he can win a major almost every year like he did back then, he’s just a very good golfer now, but he’s not back to original Woods form like back in the early 2000’s, not even close, especially when Rory Mcilroy won five tournaments just last year including a major.
So it’s still going to take a lot before he’s “back” so appreciate how he’s playing now, don’t worry about him being “back” as those days are gone. Look ahead with the Woods that’s out there now and see how things turn out. He will win tournaments but it’s definitely uncertain when he will win another major, the closest he’s ever gotten was at The Masters and the competition is extremely more fierce than ever before as more and more players rise to occasion to finish strong in majors so Woods has a lot against him and there a lot of very talented players hungry for their first major championship like Kevin Streelman for example who has been playing out of his mind for someone who only has one victory this year.
In almost every tournament Streelman is always towards the top of the leaderboard and he finished second at The Players. If there’s one guy that has a very high chance to win a major this year then it’s definitely Streelman. The Chicago native has proven that he’s the real deal on tour and can compete with the best of the best including Woods and Garcia. Streelman could have had at two or three wins this year and that’s how good he’s played and it kind of came out of now where although, he already proved he was a solid player last year but this year he has come into his own and it’s amazing to see. With the U.S. Open coming around the corner, this is a perfect opportunity for him to finish victorious and get that first major.
Guys he needs to look out for are Jason Day who seems to always be in contention at majors and is very hungry for his first title and Lee Westwood who finished strong at TPC Sawgrass and is also hungry for a major himself. Others that finished in the top 10 at The Players are former Players champion Henrik Stenson, long hitter Ryan Palmer, long putt master and “Golf Boy” Ben Crane, former world number one Mcilroy, the ever talented Martin Laird and Brandt Snedeker who still remains a trooper out there.
This was another exciting year of The Players Championship and next year looks to be just as fun and full of memories and maybe even more trash talk if Woods and Garcia are in the top ten again next year.
(Credit of this article goes to a piece I wrote on eDraft.com)
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