I fell in love with the game at age 10, mostly through the influence of my parents, who both played the game. I have worked at a golf course every year for the last 55 years. I played many mini tour events, and tried to qualify for the PGA tour seven times. Never quite reaching that dream, I decided to become a PGA club Professional.
Three great mentors helped me along the way, Harry McCarthy, then head golf professional at Balboa Park, San Diego, Tony Novitsky, then head golf pro at Columbine Country Club, Littleton, Colorado, and finally, Ben Doyle, then teaching professional at Quail Lodge CC in Carmel, California. I have followed their example closely, and they were great influencers in where I am today.