Today marks the 86th birthday of one of golf’s greatest and most influential designers, Pete Dye. Born on December 29th, 1925 in Urbana, Ohio, Dye has designed some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging courses for over 50 years. Both his Whistling Straights course in Haven, Wisconsin and his Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana have played host to the PGA Championship (one of the four PGA Major Championships). His design work has inspired dozens of other great designers/architects in the field, including the likes of Tom Doak and Bobby Weed.
Dye also designed what is regarded as the scariest tee shot in all of golf, the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. Located on in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, TPC Sawgrass plays host the PGA Players Championship every year. The most picturesque and widely followed hole throughout The Players, the 17th hole is a 132 yard Par 3 with an island green. Check out some of its most memorable moments.
Happy Birthday Pete!
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The 2011-2012 NBA Season tipped off this past weekend, with the opening games held on Christmas Day. If you happened to be busy assembling toys or entertaining in-laws, here is a just a brief summary of some things you missed over the weekend:
Carmelo Anthony’s 37 points led the Knicks to a victory after a nail-biter with the visiting Celtics
The Dallas Mavericks raised their Championship Banner
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade teamed up with a combined 63 points for sweet revenge in their Finals rematch game; topping the Mavericks
Derrick Rose hit a jumper with 4.8 seconds left to put the Bulls up one point over the Lakers
The Lakers are 0-2
So are the Mavericks
In two games, Kevin Durant has 63 points, helping boost the Thunder to a 2-0 opening record
Tell us about your favorite moments from the weekend and who you are cheering for this season!
Complex Magazine released their Best Men's Style Brands of 2011. Mitchell & Ness was named number ten on the list of 25, coming in behind companies such as Stussy, Givenchy, J. Crew and the #1 brand, Dockers.
We are honored to be listed among such great brands and designers. Check out the full article via the link below.
Complex - The 25 Best Men's Style Brands of 2011
Thanks to the good people at WMMR/Philadelphia's Preston and Steve Show for showing some love for the Mitchell & Ness Winter Classic Collection!