Restoration of Medalist on Display for The Match: Champions for Charity PDF Print E-mail

 

Story by Jason Bruno / photos by Larry Lembrecht

Bobby Weed Golf Design’s restoration of Medalist Golf Club, in Hobe

Sound, Fla., will be on full display in Capital One’s The Match 2:

Champions for Charity. The televised 18-hole match play event on

Sunday, May 24 will feature Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against

Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.


Bobby Weed, who was mentored by Pete Dye and enjoyed a nearly

40-year relationship with him, restored the 1995 Dye layout in its

entirety. Living onsite during construction, Bobby Weed returned two

cornerstones of the original design that will be conspicuous during

the match: the revetted, stacked sod bunker faces and the nearly

endless vistas over the surrounding freshwater marshes.


“The restoration of Medalist was a flagship project for me, a chance

to recreate the flair and authenticity that only Pete could instill in a

course,” said Weed. “I am excited to see that originality showcased

by this weekend’s event.”

 

 

 

 

With spacious fairways that meander elegantly around and over the

marshes, Medalist offers numerous strategic lanes and encourages

players to hit driver. The low-profile green complexes were dropped

back to ground level, as Dye had built them. Finished personally by

Weed, the subtle contours in and around the putting surfaces allow

players to create shots that fit their games. The perimeters of the

holes are trimmed neatly with coquina shell and pine straw, enhancing

the layout’s Audubon-like aesthetic, while the ever-present sea breeze

offers a different challenge every round. Meticulously manicured to

tournament-like conditions on a daily basis, Medalist is the home

course of a number of PGA TOUR players. Woods, who frequents the

club to practice and play, lent his approval to several new “Tiger” tees

that Weed constructed during the project, and a number of them will

be used during the match.

 

 


 

Fundraising associated with the event will support national and local

beneficiaries aiming to assist communities affected by the COVID-19

pandemic.

 

For info: https://medalistvillage.com/play/medalist-golf-club/