About

Teaching Experience:

  • 2014 PGA Teacher of the Year Southern California Metro Chapter
  • Class A member of the PGA
  • Trained and worked under direction of Jimmy Ballard for seven years.  Jimmy was voted #1 teacher in the world for the 1980's by Golf Magazine and revolutionized modern-day teaching.  Thru this experience, I have personally worked with tour players including:
-Two time US Open Champion Curtis Strange

-Two time Major winner Sandy Lyle

-Multiple PGA tour winner Peter Jacobsen

  • As a student of the game, spent two days with Tiger Woods's former coach Hank Haney at his ranch in Texas
  • Have also spent four days with Jim Hardy, teacher of the "One Plane Swing" which has grown in popularity the last few years
  • One day with Stack N Tilt teachers Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer
  • Worked with Mike Bender 7 days in Orlando FL.  Mike Bender teaches Zach Johnson and Jonathan Bryd and other tour players.
  • Am now the assistant coach for Boys & Girls Varsity Golf at Villa Park High School, helping upcoming kids prepare for high school and potentially college golf
  • I've been teaching for over 26 years and enjoy seeing students get better.  I know what works and what doesn't.  I look forward to helping you with your golf game.

Playing Experience:

  • Low amateur North Carolina State Open (1985)
  • 2nd in Southern California Players Championship with record 29 on back nine at Desert Willow 2001
  • Played in two Robinson Cup Matches (12 best in Southern California vs 12 best in Arizona, 1998, 2001)
  • Won Newport Beach Country Club Pro-Am with a 66 in 2008, with a 69 in 2012 and with a 69 in 2013
  • Played in past  seven years in Challenge Cup (Best players in Southern California vs Best players in Northern California) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,2014
  • Won four PGA tournaments in Southern California in 2011
  • Played on the winning team in the 2011 Southern California PGA Chapter Challenge
  • Played on the SCPGA Chapter Challenge team in 2012 and 2014
  • Won Laguna Woods Pro-Am in 2013 with a 70