Pete Dye and dog Sixty

Pete Dye and one of his many dogs. 

KOHLER – Legendary golf course architect Pete Dye, who designed four courses for the Kohler Co., including Whistling Straits, site of the 2020 Ryder Cup, was a noted dog lover whose four-legged friends accompanied him to jobs all over the world.

Dye purchased his first dog for $20, a leash for $20 and a collar for another $20. He named that dog – and every dog he owned thereafter – “Sixty.”

The Kohler Co. is paying tribute to Dye and his dogs with a new men’s apparel/golf lifestyle store at The Shops at Woodlake, appropriately named A Shop Named Sixty. The grand opening was held Oct. 8 with a Sheboygan Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ten percent of the profits made in the shop’s first week open were donated to the Humane Society of Sheboygan.

A Shop Named Sixty offers apparel and products from brands such as Travis Mathew, Vineyard Vines, Polo Ralph Lauren, Linksoul, G/Fore and others. Housed within the same space, Scentualities offers home, body and fashion products from various brands including Barefoot Dreams, Dear John Denim, Kendra Scott Jewelry, Bloomingville and Finchberry Soaps.

Guests also can try their hand on the ping pong and shuffleboard tables at A Shop Named Sixty.

Dye, who is 93 and suffers from Alzheimer’s, did a basic routing for a fifth course at Kohler. That course has not yet been built.

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