My answer is two-fold:
Ultimately, I wanted to become a golf professional because I really wanted to play for a living like the tour pros I saw on TV, especially Fred Couples. So, in 2000 I decided to figure out if I could do it. I went to the Leadbetter Golf Academy here in Naples to ask them to take a look at my swing. Scott Holden was the instructor there who helped me out over the next couple of years with my entire game. He selflessly gave his time to help a fellow professional. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the talent to play for a living, however, the education I received from Scott was invaluable and inspired me to become an instructor which, fortunately, I have been able to do full-time with the David Leadbetter organization for the past 10 years.