College/University: Miami University, Oxford Ohio
Year Turned Professional: 1990
Facility/Job Title: Lacoma Golf Club, East Dubuque, IL
General Manager/Head Golf Professional.
What was your motivation to become a PGA Professional?
To be able to pursue a career being around the game of golf. I grew up playing the game in England and developed a great love for the history and traditions of the game.
What is your specialty in the golf business?
Being able to adapt to and manage successful golf operations in both the public and private side of the business.
Please list any accomplishments (Awards, Certifications, and Tournaments.)
PGA Master Professional, Golf Operations – 2004
What was your greatest moment in golf?
Achieving PGA Master Professional status.
What or who has had the greatest impact on your career?
My father and my first Head Golf Professional and mentor Tom Sargent at Yorba Linda CC in Southern California.
Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?
Spending time with my four children and traveling.
If you could play any golf course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?
Augusta National. My father, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer.
What is your favorite golf instruction tip?
It would be to all of my kids. My advice would be to have fun and embrace all of the great life lessons that the game of golf provides.
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