Pipe Dream - Episode 1
The Tubes: Mark Burk is a 53-year old professional golfer who has been homeless for the past two years. He lives in abandoned construction tubes outside the area of Palm Springs, California. Mark has decided to get back into the game of golf and try to make the Champions Tour. He only needs two things - his clubs and money.
Pipe Dream - Episode 3
On a Mission: After living on the streets for weeks, Mark finally gets a bed at the local mission. Mark gets a real job for the first time in his life and starts earning money for Q-School registration. A few old friends get together to play golf and give Mark a lesson in tough love.
Pipe Dream - Episode 8
The Match: An old friend hears of Mark’s failed attempt at Q-School and offers him a chance to win five thousand dollars in a match against one of the top European Senior Tour players.
Pipe Dream - Episode 10
Chasing the Dream: For the first time in over two years, Mark has a place to call home. He sets out in his RV to the first mini-tour event on his schedule.
Pipe Dream - Episode 9
Giving Back: Mark doesn’t want to give up on his dream of playing golf, and he decides to buy an old RV and enter various mini-tour events around the country. Mark and his artist friend John put together a collection of artwork to raise money.in a Q-School Regional Tournament but his dream of playing on the Champions Tour took a hit when he had to withdraw due to a long-standing hernia injury. But he knows he can play with the best. He recently went head to head with senior European tour professional Jerry Bruner in a $5000 winner take all match, and lost by a single stroke. -God. I hit a good putt.I can also, you know, travel with it and chase of the Champions Tour . -Good morning, Mark. -Hey, John. [unk] good morning. -Just checking out the paper. -Yeah. I'm looking at these RV's here. I've gotta hold my part-time job and also I've got a teacher on the side. I think with the help from Dennis, I can earn enough money in no time. -Dude, Drake is gonna put up to $2500 to [unk] for all you have, your motor home that you're gonna be purchasing here pretty soon. -Well, we try to chase the Champions Tour . It's kinda widespread -Right. -throughout the country. They start here in California. They have like 2 or 3 tournaments so I'm gonnalearn to walk before you can run. Mark knows that playing the Champions Tour will be easier if he can get more experience under his belt on some mini tour events. -Rich has invited me over
Pipe Dream - Episode 6
You’re Fired: The pressure of the game and memories of his past get too tough for Mark to concentrate during one of the rounds of Q-School. Tempers flare between Mark and his caddy, Derek, and Mark is threatened with a sudden injury that could hurt his game for a while.is if things don't go well here. The mission. And not the Champions Tour . Maybe his future. It's heavy and lonely burden to bear yeah. And go one final shot here and if you find these.
Pipe Dream - Episode 2
From the Outhouse to the Penthouse: Mark gets his clubs out of hock and steps onto a golf course for the first time in two years. His best friend and NCAA champion Richard Greenwood surveys his game to see if he still has what it takes to make it through Q-School. Mark is set up with temporary housing, but after a few weeks, his luck runs out and things go downhill.them out of hock. Now, with the goal of playing on the Champions Tour , Mark has recruited a fellow homeless friend to be his caddy. -You in shape to walk 18 holes with me? -You betterhis game was solid. -So I looked on the website on the Champions Tour and I saw that first stage is up at the Bayonet. What do you think? -I like it. -All right. Good move. -We're discussing the Champions Tour qualifying, you know, what it's gonna take and where are they gonna hold the local qualifying round. I'm gonna have a littleescalate my game on the fast track to be ready for the Champions Tour . I'd like to be able to pursue what I-- I've always tried to pursue. Still there for me so obviously there's a
Pipe Dream - Episode 4
In the Driver’s Seat: One of the mission counselors helps Mark deal with the tragedies in his life that has left him homeless. Mark starts to pick up the pieces, earns some money, and plays a local tournament for the first time in over three years.has a bed at the local Rescue Mission. -Hey guys, this is Mike Burk , moving in with you. -Hey, guys. -This is your new home, brother, okay? -Very much. For the past two years, Mark has been consumed by a legal battle and has not looked for work. -This is how do you become homeless. Was falsely accused. -It's in my genetical make up to fight for my judicial rights. Mark's biggest dream is to play professional golf on the Champions Tour . Thanks to a part-time job and the support of friends, he's got the money to enter the tournament. -I don't mind kicking
Pipe Dream - Episode 5
Q-School: Mark works various jobs at driving ranges and makes enough money to achieve his goal. He sets off to Monterey, California, with this friend and caddy Derek Goldstein for Champions Tour Qualifying School.attempting to go after his dream to play professional golf at the Champions Tour . Mark got the money for Q-School thanks to a part-time job and a loan from his friends. -Bringing home. [unk]. -In returnhis excitement about Qualifying School with his friends. -When you're on the golf course , everybody is judging you and sizing you up. -What's going on, guys? -[unk] again? -I am just [unk]. -But when you're in a homeless shelter, there's nobody judging you. -I'm gonna go up North right now. I'll be gone a week. At the military base, Fort Owen, the Champions do a qualifying- they call it a Q-School but it's not a school. It's just- that's what they call the tournament to try to get through to the Champions Tour . -Just happened. -It's happened. It's got [unk]. -You know, these guys. They're not really in to the game. You know, their positiveseparates this one-time professional golfer from his dream of playing on the Champions Tour . -Derek Goldstein, you know, been a friend of mine for 27 years. He's gonna caddy for me. We're gonna drive up to
Pipe Dream - Episode 7
The Teach: Mark is re-united with his artist friend John who gives him a place to live. John encourages Mark to start teaching golf lessons. Mark is influenced by John’s artistry and starts to create artwork inspired by his homeless journey.him out with rent. -Check that out. -Wow, look at that old golf course . -Yeah, he loved it. Isn't a trip? -Soon that I came across this, I guess, it's a Rolls Royce, I don't know. -I saw Herman Munster . -I also saw some flag sticks. -So, John what I'm thinking is I could have my teaching deal right there. -That could