Remembering Bill Kilpatrick

Golf writer and author Bill Kilpatrick died on Saturday, February 17 at the age of ninety-two according to the Charlotte County Florida Weekly.

Kilpatrick wrote articles for magazines such as ParadePopular MechanicsBetter Homes and GardensGood HousekeepingField & StreamEsquire, Fly Fishing, and True. Before “retiring” he was a general features writer, columnist, and golf writer for the Fort Myers News-Press.

His book Brassies, Mashies, and Bootleg Scotch: Growing Up on America’s First Heroic Golf Course (Nebraska, 2011) is the account of growing up on golf courses in the 1930s as the son of a Scottish golf course superintendent.

At the time of publication, PGA professional Iain Mossman said, “I enjoyed this immensely. Beautifully written, I was transported back in time and imagined I was on the links playing along with the author.”


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