As the Director of Instruction at the Country Club of Maryland, I can honestly say that I didn't take the more traditional route to my current position. I was introduced to the game at an early age by my Dad, who was a very good golfer in his day. As a young kid living in the country, golf wasn't exactly on the top of my list of fun things to do. Activities like riding motorcycles, building tree forts and earning my Eagle Scout badge were more appealing to me at the time. I also fell in love with bicycle road racing when I was 16, so that became my obsession for the next 5 years. I was fortunate enough to spend a month at the Colorado Olympic Training Center for cycling, with hopes of making it a career someday. After a few unforeseen knee surgeries, golf began to look more appealing to me. I played in golf tournaments on a local level and spent a few years working seasonally in Florida at PGA National Resort & Spa and other South Florida courses. Observing the PGA Academy Instructors in my spare time ultimately started me on the path to a career in golf instruction. After returning home to the Mid-Atlantic area to ultimately teach for a living, I continued to return to Florida in the winter to observe a number of top teachers in the industry.
Some notable students include:
Vince Biser - 2018 North American One-Arm Golf Association top one-armed golfer.
Trent Geritz - Participant 2018 US Junior Amateur Championship at Baltusrol NJ.