Cast of characters T-shirt giveaway!

Anne (left) and Wendy (right) were winners of the Death on the 16th Fairway  cast of characters T-shirts @ the Earth Day Celebration, April 22, at Linvilla Orchards, Middletown, Pa.

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Pictures from the Latest Leahy’s Very Intimate Theater at Azie

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Pictures from the First Leahy’s Very Initimate Theatre

Thanks to all that attended.

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Special Live Event – August 11th

Very Intimate Theatre* @ azie in Media

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On Monday, August 11, Leahy’s Very Intimate Theatre arrives at Azie Refreshingly Global Restaurant 217 West State Street in Media, Pa.  Actor Meredith Mitchell will play the part of Sissy Fairways as she tries to answer Dimples Reagan’s questions about five inch heels.

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This one act staged reading and survey involves limited audience participation…. be prepared to give your opinion.

A special buffet, a cosmopolitan or a wine, entertainment with prizes costs $30.00 per person or two for $55.00.

The ninety minute program starts promptly at 6:45 p.m. Limited seating, so purchase your tickets now. Call Azie @ 610-566-4750.

Our program includes a special appearance and makeup presentation by Rachel of Déjà vu Salon, Media, Pa.

*Very Intimate Theatre is a one act, one actor performance.

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The Death on the 16th Fairway trilogy is now available to the Digital Audio Market.

logoGolfers, golfing families, and mystery lovers: The Golf Gaming Association, LLC. has produced Death on the 16th Fairway, a dire trilogy at a posh country club, in a digital audio format. The download is available exclusively through Audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

The three-part story, approximately seven hours in length, reveals startling and mysterious events over a five-year period at Ryan’s Way, an upscale golf, dining, and fitness facility located in southern New York State.

Club Manager Dimples Reagan invites you join us at Ryan’s Way for the murder, mystery and mayhem.

Club Manager Dimples Reagan invites you join us at Ryan’s Way for the murder, mystery and mayhem.

The presentation features a full cast of professional voice actors and is narrated by award-winning announcer Jim ‘Sports’ Kelly as your forecaddie and guide, Speedy Greens.

The Death on the 16th Fairway trilogy marks the first ever global distribution of a multi voiced story in the genre of golf theatre. The D16F trilogy is available worldwide in English in at least 220 countries.

Part One of the D16F trilogy, ‘Who is Mr. X?’ was produced at the Media Theatre during Golf Week 2013 in Media, Pa. during the U.S Open at the Merion Golf Club.

http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Death-on-the-16th-Fairway-TrilogyAudiobook/B00JVYDOMM/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1399576209&sr=1-1

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“Death on the 16th Fairway” on NBC10

NBC 10 reported on “Death on the 16th Fairway” in Media, including a fun quote from “Speedy Greens” himself.

“Speedy Greens” on NBC 10

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Jim Kelly discusses his role as narrator “Speedy Greens” in Death on the 16th Fairway premiering tonight at Media Theatre, E. State Street.

Mayor Bob McMahon highlights the special activities of Golf Month in Media

 

Golf Month in Media is underway.  Jim “Sports” Kelly’s former station Channel 10 in Philadelphia came to the Media Theatre to find out about Death on the 16th Fairway which opens tonight, June 5th.  They also discussed the U.S. Open at Merion, and all the special events happening in Media.  Details here.

Jim Kelly, playwright Art Leahy, and Media Mayor Bob McMahon reviewing Death on the 16th Fairway script.

Jim Kelly, playwright Art Leahy, and Media Mayor Bob McMahon reviewing Death on the 16th Fairway script.

 

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“Speedy Greens” On the Air LIVE

Atlantic City’s Bob Burns radio show hosted Jim “Speedy Greens” Kelly for an entertaining hour of lively discussion about the upcoming U.S. Open, the audio drama “Death on the 16th Fairway,” and golf month in Media. Listen here (We even took out the commercials, so you don’t have to sit through them.) Enjoy!

Listen here

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Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship Opportunity: Commemorative booklet for Media Theatre production of Death On The 16th Fairway, June 5-16, 2013, part of Golf Month in Media.

The booklet will be a professionally-produced, full color program book for attendees at performances, including information about Media Theatre, the play, the performers, the featured charities, as well as advertising to promote Media and the surrounding areas to potentially thousands of out-of-town visitors in Delaware County in connection with the U.S. Open at Merion.

The deadline for submission of ads is May 26, 2013. Advertising space is limited and is first-come, first-served.

For information or to reserve a space in the book, please contact Bryan Messick: 610 566-1300, bryanm@fmfcu.org.

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Death on the 16th Fairway Hits the Big Stage!

Media Theatre in Media, PA will be performing Death on the 16th Fairway live on-stage in June.  Alistair Lane, Bogey the Bartender, Poly Irons and all the other characters in part 1 of the trilogy will come to life before your eyes in ten performances June 5-16, 2013.

http://mediatheatre.org/read.asp?docid=1186

In addition, Jim “Sports” Kelly, the voice of Speedy Greens on the audio drama (CDs and download) will appear at the Media Theatre to perform the part of the narrator/forecaddie live and in-person.

Kelly will be in Delaware County as part of his TV duties for ESPN as the U.S. Open comes to Merion in Ardmore.

Each performance of Death on the 16th Fairway at Media Theatre will have a designated charity – there will be fundraising opportunities and additional special guests each show.

All these special events are part of Golf Month in Media during June.

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County Detective Poly Irons’ Field Notes

During her investigation, Detective Poly Irons made a sketch of the 16th hole and its relation to Fader’s Bog, where Mr. X’s body was found.  See her map.

Poly Irons’ Field Notes

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Poetry from Ryan’s Way Country Club’s Head Groundskeeper

Fader’s Bog

by Johnny Fourtrees

There is a place called Fader’s Bog

And bad things happen there.

Players say it isn’t safe

So golfers be aware.

The caddies say it’s haunted

It will steal your strokes away.

Members should avoid it

The bog will ruin your day.

And when you bring a guest to play

You may want to skip 16.

For on the right is that bog

Accused of many things.

If perchance you lose a ball

Let it be okay.

For Fader’s Bog is one place

You hope to stay away.

If someone says I’m afraid of the bog

You can tell your friend it’s true.

Nothing good can come from it

Don’t let the bog get you.

 

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Off to the PGA Show in Orlando

Jim “Sports” Kelly is gearing up for the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held January 24th through 26th in Orlando, FL!

Jim “Sports” Kelly is gearing up for the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, held January 24th through 26th in Orlando, FL.

He’ll join more than 40,000 golf professionals from around the world. 1000 top golf companies and brands will be represented. Kelly will mingle with PGA Pros, retailers, and industry leaders uncovering and testing the latest trends.  He’ll meet with media from around the globe, discussing his role as narrator “Speedy Greens” in the audio drama “Death on the 16th Fairway.”
He’ll network with other friends and colleagues from the world of golf, including Davis Love III, the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and winner of the 1997 PGA Championship. Annika Sorenstam, Dottie Pepper, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Lee Trevino, among many other notable players and renowned PGA teachers, will be on hand.
Follow Kelly on his tour of the Show, which spans an astonishing ten miles of aisles through the Orange County Convention Center. Get an exlusive look behind the scenes and find out what he’s up to!
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Stage is Set for Theatre Production

“Death on the 16th Fairway” will be heading to the stage this summer.  Media Theatre in Media, PA will perform the play Wednesday, June 5 through Sunday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 12 through Sunday, June 16.  There will be an extra special performance on Sunday, June 9, as Jim “Sports” Kelly plays the part of “Speedy Greens” live on stage with the 15 other actors.  Tickets will go on sale soon, so stay tuned!

Author Art Leahy and Media Theatre Director Jesse Cline discuss the upcoming “Death on the 16th Fairway” play coming this summer. Credit: Roger Ricker

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Live on the Radio

Author Art Leahy live on the radio.  Listen to his interview on GolfTalk Live with Tony Leodora.  GolfTalk Live is on Saturday Mornings at 7AM on WNTP 990 AM in Philadelphia, or on golftalklive.net.

Art Leahy-GTL

 

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ShelterBox Reponse Teams Help Sandy Victims

ShelterBox Response Teams distributed much needed blankets, children’s comfort packs, hygiene kits, hats and gloves to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The United States bore the full force of Hurricane Sandy, where it expanded into a huge storm with winds covering a distance of about 1,610 kilometers. ShelterBox supported emergency efforts in New York and New Jersey by distributing emergency aid to those in need, bringing them warmth from the cold winter temperatures.

You can support ShelterBox by purchasing “Death on the 16th Fairway” and selecting ShelterBox as your charity of choice at checkout.

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“Death” in the News

Check out “Death on the 16th Fairway” on Patch.com!

 

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Speedy and the Bull Elephant

Is that Dumbo in the background?

Speedy Greens and his good friend and ESPN golf producer, Jim Lepera, on photo safari before the Nedbank Golf Challenge had their afternoon game drive coffee break interrupted by a bull elephant who came out of the bush into the clearing late afternoon.  Their guide, Solomon, gave the two enterprising TV types 10-15 more seconds to get back into the Jeep or he was leaving us!  The next morning their were 10-12 elephants in the exact same spot…Speedy

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Speedy’s Rare Find

Speedy Greens knows when the photo safari guide gets excited and there’s a rare treat around the corner.  Trekking in the South  African bush at Jaci’s Tree Lodge in Madikwe, guide Solomon was at his best finding a pack of wild dogs in the midst of a kill, and what followed should only be shown on NatGeoWild.  In less than 3 minutes the dogs had reduced the zebra to a carcass of bones.  It makes birdies and bogies seem tame.  Speedy
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Speedy & Tom Watson on Safari

Hall of Famer Tom Watson on safari (See the huge lens? That’s Tom!)

5 British Open Championships and 2 Master’s titles, plus 39 PGA Tour wins had nothing on the nerves when it came to a world class photo safari at Jaci’s Tree Lodge, as Hall of Famer Tom Watson and Speedy Greens a.k.a. Jim Kelly were in search of Africa’s Big 5…plenty of all of them EXCEPT the elusive leopard.

Then it was on to Sun City where Tom played in the Champion’s Challenge of The Nedbank Golf Challenge where Speedy broadcast all four rounds to over 45 countries and an audience worldwide of over a billion viewers.

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Speedy on Safari

After a 36 hour tour home from South Africa – from Sun City to Johannesburg to Atlanta to Salt Lake City, Speedy Greens is back and has some safari photos to share!

Speedy Greens went on a Photo Safari with Hall of Famer Tom Watson and his South African born wife, Hillary, and her daughter, Kelly Paige, who is quite the singer/songwriter living in Nashville.

Knowing Tom as I have since he graduated from Stanford, it was especially fun spending time together in the magical South African bush at Jaci’s Tree lodge and then it was on to Sun City for the Nedbank Golf Challenge.  I saw all of Africa’s Big 5, but sadly for Speedy, the elusive leopard did him in again and no sighting.  Gary Player said I should go to his ranch at Leopard Creek AND I’m going to take him up on it.

Check back for more photos all week!

Speedy

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