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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. 

 

Application for the 2024 Dye Junior is now closed. 

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THE DYE JUNIOR INVITATIONAL AT CROOKED STICK

2023 Champions

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PETE DYE DIVISION

Phillip Dunham

Ponte Vedra, FL

ALICE DYE DIVISION

Addison Klonowski

Naples,FL

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Crooked Stick Golf Club • Carmel, Indiana

A CHAMPIONSHIP LEGACY

EVENT

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

CHAMPION

Rick Marik

Bill Hyndman

James Taylor

John Daly

Lauri Merten

The United States Nancy Lopez, Captain

Maria José Uribe

Fred Funk

Rory McIlroy

Dustin Johnson

Laney Frye (Girls) John Marshall Butler (Boys)

Pierceson Coody

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)

TOURNAMENT INFO
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TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

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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.

Field:

36 boys and 36 girls.  

 

Format:

54 holes Individual Stroke Play

 

Schedule:

Monday, June 3rd - Welcome Lunch & Practice Round

Tuesday, June 4th - Rounds 1 & 2
Wednesday, June 5th - Final Round 3 & Awards Presentation 

 

Eligibility:

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.

 

Player Gifts:

Provided by Titleist, FootJoy, and Crooked Stick Golf Club 

 

Prizes: 

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

Travel:

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.

 

Accommodations:

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:

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.

 

Caddies:

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

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ABOUT

THE DYE JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

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PETE & ALICE DYE

Learn more about their special life together in golf.

 

 

THE STICK

A view into the lore and legend of Crooked Stick. 

 

 

THE DYE JUNIOR INVITATIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AT CROOKED STICK

 

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 an annual Junior Invitational featuring national elite junior players. The inaugural championship was held in May 2020.

 

 

Boys Yardage

Hole 1 – 348

Hole 2 – 425

Hole 3 – 191

Hole 4 – 469

Hole 5 – 597

Hole 6 – 189

Hole 7 – 446

Hole 8 – 430

Hole 9 – 530

 

Front Total – 3625

 

Hole 10 – 457

Hole 11 – 538

Hole 12 – 419

Hole 13 – 166

Hole 14 – 462

Hole 15 – 523

Hole 16 – 433

Hole 17 – 199

Hole 18 – 457

 

Back Total - 3654

 

Total Boys Yardage – 7279

Girls Yardage

Hole 1 – 321

Hole 2 – 384

Hole 3 – 160

Hole 4 – 408

Hole 5 – 515

Hole 6 – 153

Hole 7 – 372

Hole 8 – 375

Hole 9 – 491

 

Front Total – 3179

 

Hole 10 – 370

Hole 11 – 502

Hole 12 – 360

Hole 13 – 145

Hole 14 – 421

Hole 15 – 484

Hole 16 – 380

Hole 17 – 155

Hole 18 – 403

 

Back Total - 3220

 

Total Girls Yardage – 6399

CROOKED STICK GOLF CLUB • CARMEL, INDIANA

The driving distance from Crooked Stick to downtown Indianapolis:

16.2 miles

The driving distance from Crooked Stick to Indianapolis International Airport:

20.3 miles

Hotels within 7 miles of
Crooked Stick Golf Club:

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CONTACT

CONTACT US…

Golf Operations  

Tony Pancake
Director of Golf & Club Operation
tonypancake@crookedstick.org
317-844-9928

  

Drew Sawyer
PGA Professional
drewsawyer@crookedstick.org
317-844-9928

Player Services  

Martha Faulconer
Assistant Professional
marthafaulconer@crookedstick.org
317-844-9928

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