I started playing golf at 8 years of age, joined as a junior member at 10 and worked in a golf shop on the weekends, on my own while the Professionals were out playing at the age of 12. I was enamored and with the Assistant Professionals ability to play the game, the diversity in their chores and the life that it allowed them to live. I paid attention to their skills, improved my own game, learnt to diagnose golf swings and how to perform club repairs, all before I was 15 years of age. I loved going out in the evenings and playing with the Professionals during the week and caddying for them during the summer, when I was out of school.
I remained working for the same professional when I came out of high school and was lucky enough to have an Assistant leave, at that point I jumped at the opportunity to get into this great profession, one that I still love and have passion for even today 26 years later. I am now a British and American PGA Member. I still actively play, teach and love to run events for our members and guests. Our profession allows us to wear many hats and as a result every day is different. I feel truly fortunate to call myself a Golf Professional.