Dye Sketch of a Strategic Par 4

Sitting at lunch in March of 1998 with Mr. Dye and Brad Klein we discussed the design of a strategic par 4 for golfers of all abilities. Pete’s sketch at the time illustrated his thoughts on how to design for the “Tiger” golfer and at the same time the average member. Funny as he referred to them as Justin Leonard and Pete Dye. Notice how the longer the tee shot the more difficult the approach angle to the green, a democratic approach to the design of this par 4. Not ideal for every par 4, as many times you want to reward the long hitter, but a fun discussion we had that day. It was also unusual for Mr. Dye to sign his sketches illustrating how strongly he felt about it.

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