Focused on the future but pulled into the pastBefore he can wake up and head off to do the design work he so loves, Jack's got to go be Jack for a few hours. The night is rich with nostalgia, and he works the room at the clubhouse, signing autographs, telling stories. He seems older than he did two hours ago on the eighth hole. The only time he doesn't seem half his age is when he's telling stories about his golf career. When he talks about golf course design, or his family, he comes alive. Want to see the real Jack? Ask about a grandson's middle school lacrosse game. But when he starts telling about Oakmont or St. Andrews or Pebble Beach, he seems to be reciting a well-polished script. "People say, 'Jack, do you go back and reminisce?'" he says. "I don't ever reminisce. The only time I ever do this is when I've got an interview. I'm never interested in talking about it, but I talk about it a lot ." When it's time to go, he works his way toward the door. The owner of the Dominican golf courses shakes his hand. "Jack, you will never die," he says. "My father used to tell me there were three types of lives. There is the life you live. There is the life that lives on in someone's head and heart after a loved one dies. Then there are the famous people who live forever. Jack, you will live forever."
Family valuesThe Anguilla golf course is laid out on a topographic map, each hole represented by a transparent plastic model built to scale. The team is gathered in the back of Air Bear, which is flying at Mach .83 toward home. The developer, IMI CEO Mike Collins, points to an open area of land. This, he tells Jack, is where Joyce and her family will be able to make the most money. Jack looks at the map. He's barefoot. He picks up a hole in his hand, sliding it around. He moves another. What if we took two holes and ran them around that big open area, added value to that real estate? The pieces slide that way. Jack calls over people as he needs information. He looks down where the hotel is supposed to be. The hotel hasn't been very cooperative. "Do you have a deal with Fairmont?" he asks. 2b1af7f3a8