Bobby Weed Golf Design honors Pete Dye

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Bobby Weed Golf Design sends its sincere condolences to the family of Pete Dye, legendary golf course designer, who died Jan. 9 at age 94. Bobby Weed’s professional relationship and close personal friendship with Dye, his wife, Alice, and sons, PB and Perry Dye, extended through decades.

Weed reflected:

I first met Pete in the 1970s at Amelia Island Plantation. That was the start of a 45-year relationship. We built Long Cove together in 1981, and I’ve been building golf courses ever since. I can hardly approve a feature without feeling Pete’s influence. Pete was always ahead of his time. How many golf course designers could that be said about? As much of a legacy as his courses will be, the impact he had on those fortunate enough to work with him may be more enduring. The stories and memories are plentiful but seem insufficient. We all have someone who took hold of us and set us on life’s path, maybe without our even knowing it. For me, that was Pete. Everything I hold dear in golf took root from my relationship with him. Not bad for someone who lived to be half of 188!

Photo courtesy of Bobby Weed Golf Design

Photo courtesy of Bobby Weed Golf Design

Golfdom Editor-in-Chief, Seth Jones, took to Twitter to reflect on his first meeting with Pete Dye. See the tweet below.


View more Golfdom articles about Pete Dye below.

A closer look at the design style of Pete Dye

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