First Nighter: Encores! Series' Pipe Dream Almost a Dream Come True
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The docu-reality series "Pipe Dream" follows the efforts of 53-year-old scratch golfer Mark Burk to make it on the Champions Tour. That in itself is not a unique endeavor, but the obstacles Burk is attempting to overcome to get there certainly are not normal. The former pro and golf-instructor-to-the-stars was living a charmed life until he was left penniless and homeless in 2008, the fallout from an alleged domestic violence incident with his then-girlfriend, supermodel Beverly Johnson. Now, Burk is attempting to pick up the pieces by doing what he knows and loves: playing golf.