Golf Course Architecture - Issue 56: April 2019

35 Alice Dye: “a trailblazer for the world of golf ” Alice Dye, matriarch of the Dye family of golf course architects and the first female president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, passed away in February 2019. Working alongside husband Pete and sons Perry and PB, Alice was instrumental in many of the Dye family’s designs. She famously suggested that the par-three seventeenth at TPC Sawgrass should have an island green. Alice was also a champion of amateur golf, representing the winning US Curtis Cup side in 1970 (as pictured, right) and winning two senior Women’s Amateur titles, in 1978 and 1979. “She was a wonderful lady in a multitude of ways and a trailblazer for the world of golf,” said former Dye associate Lee Schmidt, in the Spring 2019 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine. “Alice will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.” Alice was a pioneer in design for female golfers, creating a ‘Two Tee System for Women’. Golf course architect Jan Bel Jan told By Design : “Alice’s ideas for fairness were avant-garde when she first discussed them. Alice well ahead of the ‘Tee it Forward’ movement.” Read more in the latest issue of By Design , available via Photo: courtesy of Rolling Green Photography/Ken May Golf course architect Dr Michael Hurdzan leans on his experiences from a career of over 400 golf projects to write about an important issue for golf courses: safety, security and risk management. This is not a topic covered widely, nor has there been an information source solely dedicated to golf course issues. Edited by Golf Digest ’s architecture expert Ron Whitten, himself a former lawyer, the book examines the process of minimising risks of accidents and offers practical suggestions to protect golfers, golf course employees, owners and operators. Hurdzan shares that information in a practical way intended to allow others to develop their own methods, procedures and protocols for protecting others, their employers, and themselves. Golf and Law GOOD READ TEE BOX