I was inspired to get into the business by the first PGA Professional I ever worked for, Don Vallario. He was the PGA Head Professional at Spring Brook Country Club for over 31 years. I saw how well respected he was by the members and staff, how he handled himself in difficult situations, and how the members turned to him for advice or assistance.
I saw the relationships that he forged with the members, staff, etc. at the club and how I wanted to be like that when I grew up. I saw that Don treated everyone the same, whether you were a member, guest, child of a member, or employee. That is a guidling principle I have carried into my own operation.