You Da Woman! An Early Mother’s Day Tribute

Mother’s Day is a great time to celebrate Alice Dye, not so much for coproducing golf course architecture progeny P.B. and Perry, but for codesigning a portfolio of stellar (and, yes, manly) courses that includes PGA West, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, Harbour Town Golf Links, Crooked Stick, Teeth of the Dog (in the Dominican Republic), and the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Next time your wise-ass golf partner calls you “Alice” for leaving a putt short, thank him for the compliment. The old white guys in the American Society of Golf Course Architects were insightful enough to recognize her achievements by electing her their first woman president (she also served as the first female independent director of the PGA of America). We’d like to see Alice deliver a stern talking to—as stern as, say, the green complexes at PGA West—to the old white guys in green jackets at Augusta.

3 Responses to “You Da Woman! An Early Mother’s Day Tribute”

  1. Mike Stubbs

    Nice! Alice’s cousin Winkie (yes, her name is Winkie) is a computer student of mine and a good friend. I’ll forward this to her.

  2. Les

    Now I finally have a comeback to the “Alice” comeback… I usually cry! Seriously, she sounds like a great and gifted woman!

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