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The July 2020 update features seven new biographies. The history of American sports is represented by pathbreaking golfer and golf course designer Alice Dye; longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg; Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian; and pro football hall of famer Y. A. Tittle. The update also includes radio and television broadcaster Ben Grauer; film producer Harriet Parsons; and actor and playwright Sam Shepard.
Alice Dye (1927–2019) was a pioneer of women’s golf and also part of a business partnership that influenced the design and architecture of golf courses throughout the United States. As a player, she won fifty amateur championships during a career that spanned six decades. As a designer, she and her husband Pete Dye formed one of the world’s great family business partnerships, Dye Designs, and were known the world over as a “power couple” in golf course architecture.