Easy question, my inspiration is my father. I began working for my father and former PGA of America President, Tom Addis when I was 14 years old. Prior to his role as PGA President, he served many years for our San Diego Chapter and Southern California PGA, as well as on National Committees and Board of Directors. His involvement with our great organization allowed for us to attend major championships, Ryder Cups and other great events that inspired me to even play golf, as I grew up playing other sports such as football and baseball. Around my junior year of High School, I started taking golf seriously and went on to play in college with the intention of playing professionally, like a lot of us golf professionals!
As it became clear that a playing career wasn’t in the cards for me, it was an easy decision to turn to the business side of golf, attain my PGA Membership and build my own career. I had the pleasure of working as a professional, for my dad, for many years. During that time, he inspired me to pay attention to every detail, know my staff, know my membership, know my strengths, and especially know my weaknesses so I can always be improving who I am as a person, a golf professional and a business operator. As much as I have gained from him in my career path, I have gained twice as much from him as a person. He has inspired me to be the best person I can be, every day, because that is what he is. Love you dad.