The First Lady Of Golf Architecture Has Passed

An accomplished amateur player, widely known as the first lady of golf architecture and, Pete Dye's partner in not only marriage has died. She was 91

Dye, who was a native of Indiana won 9 Indiana State Championships.

She also competed in the Curtis Cup in 1970 and won the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur twice.

With this playing career, she is still known more for her contributions to golf architecture working side by side with her husband, whom she married in 1950.

Dye collaborated with many golf courses with her husband including Crooked Stick in Indiana, Harbour Town Golf Links in South Carolina, Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina and TPC Sawgrass where she is credited for designing the famous Par-3 17th hole with its island green.

Dye was the first female member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and served as its first female president in 1997-’98.

The organization honored her with its prestigious Donald Ross Award, presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the game of golf and the profession of golf course architecture, in 2017.