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.
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.
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 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.
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.in the desert where anything imagined can be yours at a cost. Palm Springs , California , to say that you live here is just another way of saying, you've made it. Unless you're Mark Burk, a professional golfer, a proud man, and homeless, a dreamer with a simple goal, to leave this place and find a home on the Champions Tour . -I'm gonna be out of these tubes and get back to golf. I gotta fight my way back the plan. -Some callmy game back. My long-term goal would definitely be to chase the Champions Tour . I still feel I'm good enough to make it happen. My body is flexible enough for I can still hit it. Andhappens to be a former supermodel. She was on the cover of Vogue magazine . We really got along and we played a lot of golf together. In 2005, I moved in with her up in Bel Air. She and I decided to move down to the desert and joined the golf clubs that had 9 courses that we could both use. We moved here so I can work on my golf game, so I'd get ready for the Champions Tour . She supported me in all aspects, financially and emotionally. She just went as far as to be there as a girlfriend and
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.Burk had been homeless, but he still dreamed of playing on the Champions Tour . -Tell me you're not ready. -With the help of friends and a part-time job, he recently raised enough money to enter aSchool doesn't mean that I can't still attempt to qualify on the Champions Tour . The way the Champions Tour is set up, each week, you can go wherever location they are and they can-- they have these qualifying sites and you
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.one-time professional golfer decided to follow a dream: to play no the Champions Tour . Chapter 1 was getting off the streets. He first found respite in a shelter, then a temporary home. Chapter 2 was rediscovering who he truly was, with the help of a therapist, Dr. Sophie. -Now you have a chance to build yourself, to become some-- -From the ground up. -From inside out. -Next came the game itself, and a trip to Monterrey for the first stage of the Champions Tour Q-School. There, the dream took a detour, as Mark had to withdraw with a hernia injury. -Maybe they'll operate. If they operate, I guess we need a hospital. -Let's go to the hospital then. -Recently back in Palm Springs , he began giving golf lessons, and with help from a friend. -I wanna see you, you know, make it. -The homeless golferknow, now that I have an RV, I'm gonna try to chase Champions Tour . My good friend Rich Green was gonna come down and help me map out what the best, you know, game plan willall I wanna do. -I looked online and I saw that the Champions Tour pre Q to qualify starts at the Aliante, it's over in Florida then the following week is at-- is the Ace. -Chasing the Champions Tour is a job that just happens to be golf and very few people make it but if you do make it, it's a good life and that's what I'm gonna try to do. -I got a map, you know, we can take a look at-- take a look at and see, you know, how you gonna get down there. -Now that I have an RV, I'm gonna try to map out tournaments and chase the Champions Tour . -All right. -Here's a map of the old US of A. Near West Palm, I believe that's where the Aliante. -Right in
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
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 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