ASGCA Past President Alice Dye and ASGCA Treasurer Jan Bel Jan are prominently featured in a new exhibit at the USGA Golf Museum in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, “Breaking New Ground: Women in Golf Course Architecture.”
Dye and Bel Jan are recognized for being, “on the forefront as they influenced course design theory and created more equitable and enjoyable experiences for all.”
“Test the best and be fair to the rest,” Bel Jan said.
According to the USGA, “the new exhibit recounts unique narratives of female leadership, initiative and innovation on this topic.”
The display notes the near-equal yardage played by men and women early in the last century. In fact, in 1930, the U.S.Women’s Amateur was played only 37 yards shorter than the U.S. Open course. Set up philosophy has changed over the years, to the point where the 2014 U.S. Opens – both played at Pinehurst – showed a 900-yard difference from the men’s event to the women’s.
The Museum exhibit runs through the end of 2018.
A video previewing the exhibit can be seen here.