Hal Phillips reckons his barn — from whence he writes on sporting, travel and lifestyle subjects (when he’s not overseeing his media company, which serves golf, resort and lifestyle clients worldwide ) — is the most cosmopolitan out-building in the Great State of Maine. It’s certainly one of the newest, as the old one burned to the ground on May 29, 2016. In any case, Hal is the former editor-in-chief of Golf Course News and his freelance work has appeared in GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Links, Golfweek and dozens of other titles, some of which still exist. His two children having lit out for the territory, he lives in New Gloucester, Maine, with his wife, the fair Sharon Vandermay.