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Pete Dye Interview up at Cybergolf, PGA Championship Coverage on Deck

Cybergolf has just posted my Pete Dye interview. One week from this moment I’ll be winging west reading James Michener’s Chesapeake, (in prep for the Potomac Cup), while waiting for “wheels down” and the hour drive to the bucolic splendor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and the PGA Championship. Thank goodness the week won’t be as chock-a-bloc...

Events Coming up at AWITP

Let’s quickly reset the schedule of events, coverage, and articles for the next few weeks: 1. The British Open! 2. My preview and live coverage of the PGA Championship 3. Article on Pasatiempo 4. Atlantic City Country Club 5. Golf along I-84 in the NE corridor 6. Book reviews of Titanic Thompson (Kevin Cook) and Ancestral Links (John Garrity). 7. Stephen Kay...

Austin Country Club – Austin, TX

“Take your bottom lip, and pull it up over your head.” That was how comedian Bill Cosby once said that Carol Burnett described labor pains, but it also depicts how it feels to flush a 4-up lead in golf to the drummer of a punk rock/ top-40 band, but I’m getting ahead of myself. The stars were still bright when Gary Wiseman’s Escalade pulled into the Quik-E-Mart so we...

Pete Dye Interview Part 3

JAY FLEMMA: Let’s talk a little bit about PGA Dye Course. What are some of your favorite holes there and why? PETE DYE: I never look at a golf course like liking the different holes because in my mind, I like the sequence of the play, and how it goes up and down, from long to short to medium, and this and that. JAY FLEMMA: You mean the routing PETE DYE: Yeah...

Pete Dye Interview Part 2

Click here for part 1. JAY FLEMMA:  Why do most playing professionals, Ben Crenshaw aside, why do most professionals design courses that don’t really resonate well with ardent golfers? PETE DYE:  Well, most of the golf courses are built by people in the golf course design business.  With the pros, it’s a side line.  And the quality of the golf course is...

Pete Dye Interview Part 1

This interview was conducted in January.  Parts of the interview will be published in print magazines early next year. JAY FLEMMA:  One of your greatest golf courses is Sawgrass and one of the reasons why it’s so great is that it resonates both with professionals and amateurs alike.  It keeps the player off balance.  For example, let’s take 14 and 15...

PGA Golf Club – Port St. Lucie (Dye Course)

PGA GOLF CLUB AT THE RESERVE 1916 Perfect Drive Port St. Lucie, FL 800.800.GOLF www.pgavillage.com DYE COURSE Architect: Pete Dye Par 72 Excitement Level – 7/12 Difficulty – 8/12 Design: Five and 1/2 stars Natural setting: Four stars Conditioning – Six stars Cost – $89 peak, $45 reduced Yearly Memberships – No Value – Six and 1/2 stars Overall – Six...

BULLE ROCK – HAVRE DE GRACE, MD – by Steve Czaban

Bulle Rock Worth Every Penny – by Steve Czaban 1. Play It Lucky enough to play Bulle Rock GC in Havre de Grace, Maryland on Thursday. Bulle Rock is phenomenal. It is knock your Foot Joys off, awesome. The conditioning of the course, has never been anything but at the Tour quality level. Period. I’ve played there about 5 or 6 times now, and it never disappoints, no...