Alice O'Neal Dye ’48 ’02H received the Donald Ross Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) on May 20 in Jupiter, Florida. The award honors a person who has made a significant contribution to the game of golf and the profession of golf course architecture.
“Alice Dye is a pioneer in our profession,” said ASGCA President Greg Martin. “An outstanding golfer, Alice exhibited a great influence to develop courses that are true championship caliber. She and Pete Dye were a dynamic duo, a genuine partnership, in every sense of the word.”
Alice was one of the country’s top female amateur golfers in the 50s and 60s. She won more than 50 amateur titles, including the USGA Senior Amateur Championships in 1978 and 1979.
Alice is well known for the creation of a forward tee system for female players and has a strong portfolio of designs credited to her as solo work. She and her husband, Pete Dye, have been a design team from their start in Indiana in the 1950s, and much of her work has been in collaboration with him.
Dye was inducted into the Rollins Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.