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 Parade, Popular Mechanics, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Field & Stream, Esquire, 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.”