The mission of “The Dye” is to honor the legacy of champion golfers and world-renowned course designers Pete & Alice Dye. The Dyes gave birth to Crooked Stick Golf Club in 1964 and made their home alongside its 18th fairway for many decades. To honor Pete and Alice, the Club’s membership has created this annual invitational event featuring an elite field of international junior players.
Our 2023 champions were Addison Klonowski (Alice Dye Girl's Division) and Phillip Dunham (Pete Dye Boy's Division).
The Dye Junior is open to Junior players who have not attended college. Applications for the 2024 Dye Junior will be accepted beginning Saturday November 18, 2023. All junior players are welcome to apply. The field is determined based on rankings from Golfweek, Junior Golf Scoreboard, AJGA Rolex and WAGR. Please note that players generally need to be ranked in the top 300 in one of the rankings to make the field. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2024. The Dye Junior Committee will select the field based on rankings as of March 1, 2024.
The 2024 Dye Junior at Crooked Stick will be held Monday June 3rd – Wednesday June 5th. Please click on the “Apply to Play” box below to complete an application for the 2024 Dye Junior.
THE DYE JUNIOR INVITATIONAL AT CROOKED STICK
Crooked Stick Golf Club • Carmel, Indiana
A CHAMPIONSHIP LEGACY
1982 USGA Junior Championship
1983 USGA Senior Amateur
1989 USGA Mid-Amateur Championship
1991 PGA Championship
1993 U.S. Women’s Open
2005 Solheim Cup
2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur
2009 U.S. Senior Open
2012 BMW Championship
2016 BMW Championship
2020 Dye Junior Invitational
2020 Western Amateur Championship
2021 Big Ten Men's Championship
2020 Dye Junior Invitational
2021 Dye Junior Invitational
2022 Dye Junior Invitational
2023 Dye Junior Invitational
The United States Nancy Lopez, Captain
Maria José Uribe
Laney Frye (Girls) John Marshall Butler (Boys)
University of Illinois-Team Champions
Mac McClear (Iowa) - Medalist
Laney Frye (Girls) John Marshal Butler (Boys)
Leigh Chien (Girls) Drew Wrightson (Boys)
Taylor Kehoe (Girls) Matt Moloney (Boys)
Addison Klonowski (Girls) Philip Dunham (Boys)
The 2024 Dye Junior Invitational is a 54-hole competition for boys and girls.
There are 36 players in both the Pete Dye Boys Division and Alice Dye Division and the event is recognized by awarding points for WAGR, Junior Golf Scoreboard, and Golfweek rankings.
36 boys and 36 girls.
54 holes Individual Stroke Play
Monday, June 3rd - Welcome Lunch & Practice Round
Tuesday, June 4th - Rounds 1 & 2
Wednesday, June 5th - Final Round 3 & Awards Presentation
The Dye Junior is open to Junior players who have not attended college.
Applications for the 2024 Dye Junior will be accepted beginning Saturday November 18, 2023.
All junior players are welcome to apply. The field is determined based on rankings from Golfweek, Junior Golf Scoreboard, AJGA Rolex and WAGR. Please note that players generally need to be ranked in the top 300 in one of the rankings to make the field. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2024.
The Dye Junior Committee will select the field based on rankings as of March 1, 2024.
Provided by Titleist, FootJoy, and Crooked Stick Golf Club
Prizes awarded to the top three finishers in boy's and girls' divisions
Daily Prize awarded for the low score of each round in each division
A commemorative prize for every player who makes an eagle
Flying into Indianapolis, you will use the Indianapolis International Airport. It is located 25 miles southwest of the Crooked Stick Golf Club. The Golf Club sits on the Northside of Indianapolis about 30 minutes directly north of the downtown area.
Your options include private housing and/or a designated host hotel(s) near the Golf Club. Crooked Stick members will host players who request private housing. Crooked Stick Golf Club has arranged for blocks of rooms and rates for participants at local hotels and there are numerous other lodging options available in the area.
Transportation to and from the Golf Club for the tournament days is available for players staying in private housing. Rental cars can be arranged directly at the airport along with Uber rides if that is your choice.
Players are allowed to carry their own clubs, use a pushcart (we have Sun Mountain Speed carts available at no cost), or use a caddie. We are encouraging players to have a sibling, parent, coach, etc. caddie for them. If you need a caddie, please contact Martha Faulconer and we will arrange for a local caddie for your round. It is the player's responsibility to pay their local caddie and the cost is $75 per round.
Practice Area Access:
Players will have access to the Crooked Stick Golf Club practice areas from Monday to Wednesday. If you are arriving in Indianapolis ahead of Monday, our professional staff can assist in setting up play at other area golf courses to fit your travel schedule.
PLAYING CROOKED STICK
A player at Crooked Stick will find that no consecutive holes are laid out in the same direction, one must constantly adjust to wind from a different tack, long holes are followed by short holes, and shots calling for right-to-left flight are followed by shots requiring a left-to-right path. Pete and Alice Dye have designed Crooked Stick to test a player’s “poise, courage and intelligence,” as well as his or her skill. You can look ahead or look back and the natural beauty of each hole extends before you. But the more familiar you are with the course, the more you see what is waiting for you. It does not let up, and it never lets you down.
CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB • HOLE BY HOLE
CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB • CARMEL, INDIANA
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