Describe your role at BGGA?
My role at BGGA is to use my golf expertise and life experiences to help students identify their goals, to ensure they have access to all the resources they need to achieve those goals, and to assist them in any way along their journey.
What are your favorite parts about your job?
One of my favorite parts about my job is helping students with their technique. This is one of my areas of expertise and it is generally the easiest part of my job. Another favorite part of my job is watching the students set and achieve their goals. Sometimes it takes a lot of time or multiple attempts, but our students are resilient and ultimately, they achieve their goals.
How did you get started in golf?
My dad used to take me and my brother golfing when we were very young. During the summers, he would drop us off at the golf course on his way to work in the morning and pick us up on his way home from work in the evening.
Why do you love the game of golf?
From my perspective now as a coach or a spectator, I love (well played) golf for the focus it demands and for the resilience it rewards. I also love competition in general, and I feel that it brings out a person’s best effort while providing the truest measure of someone’s character and ability.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Treat other people how you would like to be treated yourself.
What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
What is always stocked in your refrigerator?
Greek yogurt and blueberries
Is there anything you are addicted to? Or can’t live without?
What movies could you watch again and again?
Into the Wild & Limitless
Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
Big cities…for the culture (i.e. food, art, music, museums, people etc.).
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Favorite sport besides golf?