- Graduate from Lahr Senior High, Lahr, West Germany
- Achieved Class “A” Member status in 1989
I first started in the business working for John Irwin at the St. Catharines Golf & Country Club in the back-shop cleaning clubs and working as the Ice Technician during the winter months. After a few years it was time to really get in to the golf industry and so I moved to Aylmer, Quebec to work for Tom Mann at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club. A few years later I moved to the Weston Golf & Country Club as an Assistant Professional for Ken Quiggan who left a year after I got there and for Herb Holzscheiter who took over for Ken. My next learning experience was at the Meadow Lake Golf & Country Club under Mel Taylor where he allowed me to operate the golf shop like I would want a golf shop to look and run. After obtaining my Class “A” status in 1989 I moved to Estevan, Saskatchewan to become the Head Professional at the Estevan Woodlawn Golf Course. In the summer of 1994 I took on the job as Head Professional at the Harbor Golf Club & Resort in Elbow, Saskatchewan.
In 2008 I was honored to be elected President of the Saskatchewan PGA and spent two years as Past President in 2009 – 2010.
I have won the Senior PGA Championship for Saskatchewan twice, 2009 and 2010 and was the Senior Player of the Year in 2010.
Also in 2010 my most memorable and prestigious award was the Bill Taylor Trophy.
Presently I am a Director representing Saskatchewan on the PGA National Board.
Although I love to fish, friend and family gatherings, BBQing and sipping a fine scotch my time these days are spent renovating a house top to bottom from 1910.
I married Carol in 1999 and have one son, Jeff and two stepdaughters, Sarah and Heather who have given us a total of three amazing grandkids.
My favorite golf tip I wrote was published in Score Magazine some years ago. It was on the “flop Shot” and the “bump and run”. The main goal is to divide the area between you and the hole in to three equal areas. For the “flop Shot” place the ball back in your stance, choke down on the club and stroke the ball like a putt and hit it two thirds of the way and let it roll out the last third. For the “bump and run” use the same ball position and grip and stroke but this time hit the ball one third of the way and let it roll out the remaining two thirds.