About the Old Man

The Old Man (history) writes about golf in his life, mediated by art and literature. The site map and library list some influences. His narrative equipment: fiction, memoir, photo, video, scorecard, map, event planning, taxonomy, product placement and more.

Current Writing

Future Fairways:

The Molyneaux Invitational

Molyneaux, L.G., Sewickley Heights and Vicinity (1937 map, restored and printed in 1993 by Sewickley Valley Historical Society, Sewickley PA)

The Green Room

Hamlet, The Wooster Group (dir. Elizabeth LeCompte)
The Collected Playbills of an Anonymous Playwright
The Collected Rejection Letters of an Anonymous Playwright
The Collected Unproduced Plays of an Anonymous Playwright

The Secret of the Orphanage

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Lewis Carroll
Land of Unlikeness (1944), Robert Lowell
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found there (1871), Lewis Carroll

The Open

Billy Eckstine Orchestra
Charles “Teenie” Harris archive
South Park clubhouse, design: Henry Hornbostel (1939), South Park PA (see Spotlight)

Other Writing-in-Progress

Our Man in Tver, a short-story collection

Carousel, a Bildungsroman in Kodachrome

invisible ink: diary of a caregiver

The Ladies of Guadalupe, a short story


The Walking Golfers Society, Mt. Lebanon Senior Men’s Golf Club (PA), Allegheny City Society. Past social member of Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club (SCT).

Fictional Site Visits

Sunnylands (design: Wilson), Rancho Mirage
Torrey Pines (South: Wm. Bell, Jr.), San Diego

Augusta National Golf Club (A. MacKenzie/Jones), Augusta

New York
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Flynn), Southampton

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Old Macdonald: Doak/Urbina), Bandon
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes: Kidd; Bandon Trails: Coore/Crenshaw; Pacific Dunes: Doak; Punchbowl: Doak/Urbina), Bandon

Allegheny Country Club (Ross/Hanse), Sewickley Heights
Linden Hall (P. Snead), Dawson

Heythrop Park (T. MacKenzie), Oxfordshire

Trümmerbahnen (Weber), Braunschweig/Berlin

Galway Golf Club (A. MacKenzie), Galway

Agua Caliente Casino and Resort (Wm. Bell, Sr.), Tijuana

Non-Fictional Site Visits

Fred Enke (design: Benz/Phelps), Tucson

Admiral Baker, North Course (Daray), San Diego
Admiral Baker, South Course (Daray/Halsey), San Diego
Arrowood (Robinson), Oceanside
Balboa Park 18 Municipal (& Balboa 9) (Wm. Bell, Sr./Halsey Daray), San Diego
Bonita (Wm. Bell, Jr.), Bonita
Carlton Oaks (Perry Dye), Santee
Castle Creek (Daray), Escondido
Cathedral Canyon (D. Rainville), Cathedral City
Chula Vista Municipal (Casper)
Cimarron Golf Club, Pebble Course (Fought), Cathedral City
Coronado Municipal (Daray/Halsey)
Cottonwood, Lakes Course (Moorman/Sears), El Cajon
Cottonwood, Ivanhoe Course (Moorman/Sears), El Cajon
Desert Dunes (Trent Jones, Jr.), Desert Hot Springs
Eagle Crest (D. Rainville), Escondido
EastLake Country Club (Robinson), Chula Vista
Emerald Isle (Gandy), Oceanside
Fallbrook (H. Rainville), Fallbrook
Goat Hill Park (Keehn), Oceanside
Indian Canyons, North Course (Wm. Bell, Jr.), Palm Springs
Marine Memorial, Air Station Miramar (Daray), San Diego
Marine Memorial, Camp Pendleton (Wm. P. Bell, Sr.), Oceanside
Meadow Lake (Sanderson), Escondido
Mission Bay Municipal (Robinson), San Diego
Mission Trails (Wm. Bell, Jr.), San Diego
Mt. Woodson (Schmidt/Curley), Ramona
National City (Bermudas), National City
Oaks North (Robinson), Rancho Bernardo
Oasis Club (D. Rainville), Palm Desert
Pala Mesa (Johnson), Fallbrook
Presidio Hills (par 3), San Diego
Reidy Creek (Olson), Escondido
Riverwalk (Robinson), San Diego
Rustic Canyon (Hanse/Shackelford), Moor Park
Sail Ho (Spalding), San Diego
Salt Creek (Bickler/Cook), Chula Vista
Shadow Mountain (Sarazen), Palm Desert
SilverRock (Palmer), La Quinta
Sycuan, Pine Glen Course (Holingsworth/Robinson), El Cajon
Sycuan, Oak Glen Course (Holingsworth/Robinson/Fleming), El Cajon
Tecolote Canyon (Trent Jones), San Diego
Torrey Pines Municipal, South Course (Wm. Bell, Jr. and Sr.), La Jolla CA
Twin Oaks (Robinson), San Marcos
The Vineyard (D. Rainville), Escondido
Warner Springs Ranch Resort (D. Rainville), Warner Springs
Woods Valley (Ginkel), Valley Center

Shennecossett (Ross/Mungeam), Groton

Mt. Lebanon Municipal (Ormiston)
Ranch View (par 3), North Strabane
Schenley Park Municipal (Ormiston), Pittsburgh
South Park Municipal (Riis), Library

South Carolina
Charleston Municipal (Adams)
Springfield Golf Club (Johnston), Fort Mill

As observer
The Farms (Perry Dye/John Fought), Rancho Santa Fe CA
Mission Hills, Dinah Shore Course (Muirhead), Rancho Mirage CA
Oakmont Country Club (Fownes), Oakmont PA
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa (Thomas), Ojai CA
Sunnylands (Wilson), Rancho Mirage CA

Under scrutiny of Golf Widow
Admiral Baker, North Course
Balboa Park 18 Municipal

Selected Equipment

The Geologist (Kenneth Noble Sandefur putter). Club head provenance: Tecopa Hills CA
The Delinquent (Cleveland driver)
The Nittany Lion (TaylorMade 3-wood)