Hometown: Taylorville, Illinois
Career highlights: Learned to play golf on a 9-hole course in the middle of corn and soybean fields. Loved it. Graduate, University of Iowa. Attended Iowa Writers' Workshop. Winner of the Golf Writers Association of America individual championship (even par, Dunes Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.). Golf game went AWOL sometime in the 1990s. Presumed dead.