Living… in a house densely decorated with Asian art and upholstery. A disciple of Zen Buddhism, Ty has acquired a great deal of wisdom over the years. As he says, “Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.”
Profession… independently wealthy. According to a career aptitude test he took in high school, Ty was supposed to become a firewatcher. But he was never going to be a firewatcher, and he never lost sleep over the question of what he was going to do with his life. Ty wants to just be. Thanks to his father, the co-founder of Bushwood Country Club, money is not a concern. He keeps uncashed five-figure checks lying around. He owns two lumberyards, but is uncertain of their whereabouts.
Interests… tickling the ivories of his electric piano; quoting the Japanese poet Basho; practicing mindfulness; finding balance. And also, golf. Ty is a scratch golfer, but doesn’t keep score or compete against other people.
Relationship Status… single, with plenty of prospects. Ty attracts the attention of Lacey Underall, the niece of the ornery Judge Smails. Ty wins Lacey over with his quiet confidence and quirky one-liners. “You're rather attractive," he tells her, "for a beautiful girl with a great body.”
Challenge… not burdening himself with challenges. Though Ty does take the young caddy Danny Noonan under his wing, and dispenses life advice in the form of golf advice. “There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen,” he tells Danny. “All you have to do is get in touch with it. Stop thinking. Let things happen. And be the ball.“
Personality… witty and affable. Ty is a calming presence and a skilled mediator; a lover, not a fighter. Though brutally honest and bad with names, Ty is one of the most popular members of Bushwood.