"While there are critics who believe my courses are too difficult," writes Pete Dye, "the ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top. . . . Unless a few golf professionals are bellyaching about my course design, I wonder whether I've done enough to challenge them." To the millions of golfers who have played his world-famous courses, Pete Dye is either a creative genius or a demonic tormentor. To play well on Pete's courses, or on any of those influenced by his ideas, you have to know Pete. Bury Me in a Pot Bunker is his own story of how he revolutionized his favorite game by designing courses that both delight and bedevil golfers. Peter and his talented wife, Alice, convert dull ground and swamps into beautiful by deadly course filled with Scotland-style mounds, deep pot bunkers, railroad ties, and tiny "target-golf" greens. Bury Me in a Pot Bunker tells the intimate story of how Pete Dye designed his celebrated courses and includes entertaining anecdotes about some of the greatest golfers in the world. It also captures Pete's essence as a humble, give-the-credit-to-someone-else gentleman whose sense of humor and optimism are legendary. Some of Pete's famous courses include Harbour Town Golf Links, Crooked Stick, The Stadium Course at TPC, The Ocean Course at Kiawah, Teeth of the Dog, Oak Tree, The Stadium Course at PGA West, and Whistling Straits. What the experts say about Pete Dye: He created some of the world's top courses [and] had a profound impact on late-twentieth-century course architecture." -- Geoffrey S. Cornish and Ronald E. Whitten The Architects of Golf "This is Star Wars golf. This place was designed by Darth Vadar." -- Ben Crenshaw on the Stadium Course at TCP Pete Dye is one of the world's leading golf course designers. For over thirty years his courses have challenged ardent amateurs and PGA Tour professionals alike. A long-running American Express campaign dubbed him "The Man Golfers Love to Hate." Pete's wife and partner, Alice, is one of the greatest amateurs in the history of golf. They reside in Delray Beach, Florida.
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A golfer whose obsession with the game was not matched by his talent, Dye became a course architect, aided by his wife, who has the trophies to prove she was the family's better golfer. Over a 30-year period, the Dyes have designed some 70 courses, all planned to be "straightforward and honest while still being difficult as hell." Aided by freelancer Shaw, Dye tells of the influences that shaped his philosophy of design, particularly the courses of Donald Ross and the best links in Scotland, especially Old St. Andrews. He then analyzes more than a dozen of his own courses, from the Dominican Republic to California, with a number in the Midwest, explaining his layout of many of the holes. Golfers who think of every designer as a fiend incarnate will find the book revealing. Illustrations.
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