Home: Lakewood, California
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. I was introduced to this great game at the age of 6. Under the tutelage of J.W. "Bunny" Richards, I acquired the skills necessary to pursue my dreams of playing competitive golf. I enjoyed a very successful junior and amateur career in the Midwest with many accolades and awards. I declined college scholarships with high aspirations of playing professional golf and qualified for (2) final stage PGA Tour Q-Schools (1973 & 74'), however I failed to secure my playing privileges.
At this time in my life I realized it would be difficult relying on my talents to put groceries on the table and decide to walk away from the game (cold turkey) to follow other interests in Colorado. After an 8 year sabbatical I returned to my passion...GOLF and in 1992 obtained membership in the PGA of America.
Since then I have been involved as a golf professional in different capacities at some very high profile private, resort and daily fee facilities in the country. My travels have taken me to Colorado, Southern Texas, North Texas, Mexico and Southern California Sections. During my professional experiences I have had the great fortune to be mentored by some of the most brilliant minds in golf instruction.
Over the past 17 years or so, most of my energy has been spent helping develop players to enjoy this great game. It's my way of giving back for what golf has given me. I'm so lucky to wake up everyday and not have to go to work...I "get to" make a difference in peoples lives. It truly is my passion and a labor of love.
Total Balance Player Development
NAVY GOLF CLUB
Our goal is to provide unparalleled instruction and services to achieve Total Balance in golf... including:
Whether it's your way of working out stress, enjoying a day with friends or completing a business deal, we know the importance that a good round of golf can have on your life. And that's why Total Balance Player Development takes such pride in providing a complete assessment and developmental experience, so you can play at your highest level possible. Come see the difference we offer.