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Alice Dye

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Alice, born in Indianapolis in 1927, graduated from Orchard School, Shortridge High School, and Rollins College with honors. She married Pete Dye in 1950 and they have two sons, Perry and Paul (P.B.), who are both golf course architects.

Alice, involved in the game of golf most of her life, is best known as a leader, a champion and an architect. She has won fifty Amateur Championships, including nine State Championships in Indiana, three State Championships in Florida, the Women's North and South, the Eastern, and was a member of the 1970 Curtis Cup Team. As a senior, Alice won two USGA Senior and two Canadian Senior tournaments, as well as five Women's Western Senior tournaments. She also won a gold medal in golf at the Senior Olympics.

As a leader in golf, Alice has served on the USGA Women's Committee, the LPGA Advisory Council, and the USGA Women's Handicap Committee. She was the first woman President of the American Society of Golf Course Archiects and was the first woman to serve as an Independent Director for the PGA of America. She presently serves on the Women's Western Board.

Over the years, Alice has received numerous awards and honors. Some of these include honors as a member of the Indiana Hall of Fame, The Heritage of Indianapolis Award, The Red Coat of Fort Wayne Award, Lily of France, and Spirit of Golf Awards. She has also received the Don Rossi Award for Lifetime Contributions to Golf, the Sagamore of the Wabash Outstanding Citizen Award, the Women's Western Golf Association's Woman of Distinction Award, and the Indiana Pathfinder Award. Alice also served as Captain of the 1992 Women's World Cup.

As an architect, Alice joined her husband, Pete, in the design and construction of their first course, El Dorado, now called Royal Oak, in Indianapolis. She continued as co-designer for such famous courses as PGA West in La Quinta, California; The Ocean Course in Kiawah, South Carolina; Harbour Town Golf Links and Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana; Teeth of the Dog in La Romana, Dominican Republic.

Alice has been the leading crusader for making courses manageable for women. She has developed a chart and video suggesting yardages and positions for forward tees.