|A novel golf tournament honoring one of the great names in golf course architecture will provide golfers around the globe an opportunity to compete for a world championship.|
The Pete Dye World Golf Championships is a new competition to determine the best golfers from the toughest golf courses in the world. Golfers will be playing for the “Pete and Alice Dye Trophy.”
The competition will include two phases. Local qualifiers will be held at any course designed by a member of the Pete Dye family. These one-day, stroke-play tournaments will produce the top four players in one or all six divisions of the tournament. The divisions are: Men’s Net and Gross, Women’s Net and Gross, Senior Men’s Net and Gross. There will also be team best ball formats and a pro-am.
Winners of the local qualifiers conducted at Dye-designed courses will advance to the Word Finals, set for Oct. 23-25 at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, WV, which Dye himself called “My best 18 holes on one golf course.” Competition at the World Finals will be two-day Individual Stroke Play and Team Best Ball and Pro-Am. The private Pete Dye Golf Club has been ranked among the top 100 courses in the world.
Benefits for Dye-designed courses hosting a local qualifier are numerous. The competition provides fun for members while generating revenue for the club. These are turn key, branded events with national exposure, marketing support, an operations manual and trophies provided for local winners.
“There is a threefold purpose to this tournament,” said Phil Immordino of the Pete Dye World Golf Championships. “It serves as a tribute to Pete and Alice Dye, allowing their legacy to live on. Two, it will determine the best golfers on the toughest golf courses in the world. And three, a portion of the proceeds will raise money for Alzheimer’s research and treatment.”
Local Dye-designed clubs will charge entry fees into the qualifying tournaments. A portion of those fees will be used to cover the cost of sending the qualifying players to the World Championship. The more teams a club sends to the World Championship, the less the cost is per team, starting at $7,500 for one team, then dropping to $7,000 per team for two teams, and $6,500 per team for three teams.
For the World Championship there is onsite housing – 32 rooms available for 64 people. All rooms have two beds, private bathroom, and shared living space between 4 rooms. Single Occupancy – $325/person/night, Double Occupancy – $225/person/night. There will also be a wide range of offsite hotels available from $100 to $150 per night including: Hampton Inn, Wingate, Springhill Suites, Hilton Garden, Townplace Suites, Hawthorne Suites, Holiday Inn Express and others.
About Pete and Alice Dye
Pete Dye received the Old Tom Morris Award in 2003 from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, their highest honor. In 2004, he was the recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award, the highest annual honor of the PGA of America, which recognizes individuals who display leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for the game of golf. In 2005, Dye became the sixth recipient of the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November 2008 in the Lifetime Achievement category. The American Society of Golf Course Architects bestowed the Donald Ross Award on Dye in 1995.
Dye was named Architect of the Year by Golf World magazine, awarded a Doctor of Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University, received Indiana’s Sagamore of the Wabash award and was honored as Family of the Year by the National Golf Foundation. In the last years of his life, Dye suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He died on January 9, 2020. For more details, go to: www.petedyecup.com
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