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November 7, 2009

Rub of the Green: Course architect Pete Dye has had lasting impression on game


Dye is usually accompanied on visits to his courses with his dog, “Sixty”. It seems that each of his dogs in the past has been named “Sixty”.

A fable is already in place concerning the clubhouse called “The Mansion” at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick. It seems that some feel that Al Capone supposedly utilized the same building as a hideout when things got too hot for him in Chicago. Perched atop an extremely high hill, the building does offer a 360-degree view of the countryside. If the cops were sneaking up the hill to capture Capone, he would have had ample time to make a clean getaway. Not many golf courses can boast an Al Capone connection.

The following is a partial listing of other courses designed or redesigned by Pete Dye: Crooked Stick (Carmel); The Honors, (Chattanooga, Tenn.); Harbour Town Links (Hilton Head Island, S.C.); Blackwolf Run (Kohler, Wis.); Teeth of the Dog, Dominican Republic; Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, S.C.); TPC at Sawgrass (Jacksonville, Fla.); PGA West Stadium Course (Palm Springs, Calif.); Whistling Straits (Kohler, Wis.); Kampen Course at Purdue (West Lafayette);

Also, Plainfield Elks (9 holes now Oak Tree Golf Course); William Sahm Golf Course (Indianapolis); Eagle Creek Golf Course (27 holes, Indianapolis); Forest Park Golf Course in Brazil; Monticello Country Club; Harbour Trees Golf Course (Noblesville); Plum Creek Country Club (Carmel); The Fort Golf Course (Indianapolis); Mystic Hill Golf Course (Culver); Brickyard Crossing Golf Course (Indianapolis) The Bridgewater Club (Auburn, Ind.); and Woodland Country Club (Carmel).

One thing is certain. The Pete Dye Course at French Lick promises to be one of his best efforts.

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Congratulations are in order for Ken Bosc, the newest member of Terre Haute Golf Association’s Hall of Fame, an honor he richly deserves. With multiple club championships at the former Elks Fort Harrison Course and Rea Park, Kenny also has a Lawrenceville Amateur Championship on his resume. Bosc has long been one of the boldest and best putters in Terre Haute. Ken’s father, Paul is also a member of the THGA Hall of Fame.

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