PEBBLE BEACH, CA. – Here’s a look at the new logo for The Hay Pebble Beach Resorts that opens here on April 16. It was inspired by the story of Peter Hay, (then head pro at Del Monte Golf Course) serving as Chief Marshal for Bobby Jones during the 1929 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach.
The story goes that during the opening round, the crowd following Jones began running between shots to catch a glimpse of the legendary star. Hay restored order to the gallery with his commands that were said to have “shaken the sea lions.” His efforts were appreciated by Jones, who later referred to Hay as the “world’s greatest golf marshal.”
Hay later became head pro at Pebble Beach Golf Links . Pebble Beach lore also says the Scotland-born Hay insisted on calling the layout “links” instead of “course.”
The visual inspiration for the logo came from a 1938 photo of a trained sea lion during a promotional shoot at Del Monte, where Hay was the head pro from 1919 to 1942.
Tiger Woods ‘ design company, TGR Design , renovated the nine-hole Hay course and created a new putting course.