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From Birdies to Bunkers
by Alice Dye with Mark Shaw
Book Review by Amy Coffin
For over 50 years, Alice Dye has made a significant impact on the game of golf. She won her first statewide tournament as a teen and earned many more victories during her amateur career. While raising two young sons, Alice and he husband Pete began to design golf courses. Decades later, their list of beautifully completed projects spans the country and beyond.

Pete Dye wrote of his life in Bury Me in a Pot Bunker with Mark Shaw. After much encouragement, begging and pleading, Alice Dye collaborated with Shaw to create From Birdies to Bunkers: Discover How Golf Can Bring Love, Humor and Success into Your Life.

This little book (with a foreword by Nancy Lopez) is part autobiography with equal parts life advice and golf history for good measure. Alice Dye has led a fascinating life, yet she writes in a friendly, casual tone that makes this book a delightful read.

From Birdies to Bunkers is comprised of dozens of mini-essays arranged in loose chronological order. The author’s deep-seeded passion for the game of golf makes this book enjoyable. One need not be an avid golfer (or even a golfer at all) to appreciate Dye’s tribute to sportsmanship and its impact on life’s lessons.