Bobby Weed Golf Design Honors Pete Dye

Bobby Weed Golf Design Honors Pete Dye

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (January 10, 2020) – 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! 

About Bobby Weed Golf Design

Bobby Weed Golf Design specializes in contemporary, progressive golf course design. Founded in 1994, the firm utilizes a forward-thinking, hands-on approach for new golf courses, comprehensive renovations and repurposing projects.

Bobby Weed began his career with an extended apprenticeship under Pete Dye, leading to a nearly 40-year relationship that continues today. Weed was hired by the PGA Tour in 1983, where he served as the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996, helping establish the nationwide TPC Network. Weed also is the co-founder of the non-profit HEAL (Helping Enrich Autistic Lives), a charitable organization serving the five-county area around his home in north Florida.

Senior Design Associate Chris Monti, a Cornell University graduate, spent a year examining the courses of the British Isles. Since 1997 he has contributed his unique perspective to Bobby Weed Golf Design, managing nationally prominent new course, renovation and restoration projects across the country.

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