MacKenzie – Dye Challenge

2014 MacKenzie – Dye Challenge

Alister Mackenzie or Pete Dye? Choose your side! Capture the historic Trueblood Cup. If you are eligible at either University of Michigan golf course, you can play in this unique competition. Join us as we celebrate the University’s golf history and embrace a new tradition in a fun competition for all skill levels. Team members from the winning course will get a unique Game Day Experience for a 2014 Michigan Football game and more! This is your chance to experience competitive golf at our two premier golf courses designed by the world’s most renowned golf course architects.

MacKenzie Dye Trailer Video

2014 Sign-Up

2014 Tournament Guide

Round One Results


2013 Results:  Congratulations to Team Dye

Winners of the first MacKenzie Dye Challenge Event 9/14/13

Winners of the first MacKenzie Dye Challenge Event 9/14/13


Team Dye steamrolled Team UMGC 6 – 1.

We hope you caught the recent article on about our new golf tournament between the two golf courses.  But there is more to the story!

Days before the “Game Day Experience”, the Championship Flight Winner, Taylor Jackson, informed us that he could not attend the event. He asked us to donate his “Game Day Experience” to a patient at Mott Children’s Hospital.  Devon, a 13 year old boy from Grand Rapids and recent patient at Mott, was able to attend.

In February, Devon experienced heart failure.  He and his family left Grand Rapids and essentially lived at Mott while he awaited a heart transplant.  On August 1st, Devon received a heart transplant.  Just six weeks later, on September 14th, he was a regular kid again: playing golf with his Dad and cheering on the Wolverines.

The MacKenzie – Dye Challenge Tournament Team expects this event to become an annual tradition.   We hope to have a patient from Mott join us every season.  We can’t wait to make next year’s event even better!



They are now tied together by the new competition for all eligible golfers of the University of Michigan community!

The MacKenzie-Dye Challenge is the event that allows you an opportunity to test your skills against our two premier golf courses.  If you play well, you will earn a chance to further test your skills in FREE rounds of Match Play against opponents from your rival course.  Earn a shot at prizes while being part of History as the inaugural winner of the MacKenzie – Dye Challenge!

Represent your U of M “Home Course” against the “Other” U of M course.  The winning “team” determines which course get to house the Trueblood Golf Cup for the entire year.

Look for 2014 registrations forms in the spring!

Who are MacKenzie, Dye, and Trueblood?

For a quick snapshot of these remarkable men, click here.