About the Old Man

The Old Man (history) writes about golf in his life, mediated by art and literature. The 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 Green Room

sources
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 and Archival Videos of an Anonymous Playwright

The Secret of the Orphanage

sources
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Lewis Carroll
Christmas Eve in the Time of War (1944), Robert Lowell
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found there (1871), Lewis Carroll

The Open

sources
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

Memberships

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

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

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

New York
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Flynn), Southampton

Oregon
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

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

England
Heythrop Park (T. MacKenzie), Oxfordshire

Germany
Trümmerbahnen (Weber), Braunschweig/Berlin

Ireland
Galway Golf Club (A. MacKenzie), Galway

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

Non-Fictional Site Visits

Arizona
Fred Enke (design: Benz/Phelps), Tucson

California
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, Boulder Course (Fought), Cathedral City
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
Suncrest (Watson), Palm Desert
Sycuan, Pine Glen Course (Holingsworth/Robinson), El Cajon
Sycuan, Oak Glen Course (Holingsworth/Robinson/Fleming), El Cajon
Tahquitz Creek, Legends Course (Wm. Bell, Jr.), Palm Springs
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

Connecticut
Shennecossett (Ross/Mungeam), Groton

Pennsylvania
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
SilverRock

Selected Equipment

The Geologist (Kenneth Noble Sandefur putter). Club head provenance: Tecopa Hills CA
The Delinquent (Cleveland driver)
No. 17 (useless except on Balboa 18’s No. 17)
The Nittany Lion (TaylorMade 3-wood)