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March 2019 - Bobby Weed Golf Design has been hired to continue

conducting planning and advisory services at Long Cove Club, in Hilton

Head Island, S.C., on the heels of the design firm’s successful restoration

last year of the golf course. The layout, designed by Pete Dye in 1981,

is often considered one of his most authentic and well-preserved designs.

“Long Cove wishes to protect its heritage and preserve its status as an

authentic Pete Dye design, never more relevant than now, with Alice

Dye’s recent passing,” said Bobby Weed. “With its original featuring,

innovative land plan and colorful history, it is perhaps one of the most

significant courses in the timeline of golf course design.”

This project is especially meaningful, as Long Cove was Weed’s first

assignment with Pete Dye and the genesis of Bobby Weed Golf Design.

“Long Cove was the beginning of my career in design and construction,

and of my nearly forty years’ relationship with Pete,” Weed said. “It is

a club and course that we are incredibly proud to be associated with.”

Constructed right after TPC Sawgrass, the golf course at Long Cove

Club represents a “time-machine” look into Dye’s work during one of

the most productive and brilliant periods of his career. The legendary

Long Cove construction crew, directed by Weed, included several

future golf course designers, including Weed himself, Tom Doak,

PB Dye, Ron Farris and Scott Pool. “Many of Pete’s courses have

been tinkered with, often by the man himself,” Weed said. “That is

not the case at Long Cove, which is largely untouched.

“Our main task is to maintain that authenticity. Preserving one of

our generation’s more forward-looking and contemporary courses

is a great honor and fit for us.

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