Thank You, Hugo

In the preliminary stages of building the Ocean Course in September 1989, the devastating category five Hurricane Hugo hit the coast of South Carolina. All previous work done to the course was destroyed, but it had also knocked down trees, and sand dunes that could not be legally cleared beforehand. Now part of a natural disaster area, Dye was able to rebuild any dunes, vegetation, and marshes the way he wanted, but at the cost of 18-hour workdays to finish the course in time for the 1991 Ryder Cup.

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