I fell in love with the game of golf at the ripe age of one year old. Dad would take me everywhere with him to caddy in “The Hunt” – a guys’ money game. I used to sell lemonade, golf balls, caddy, cut grass and work around the clubhouse to help pay my golf expenses.

I played golf at Wabash Valley Community College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, where I was an all-conference player. In 1988 I enrolled in the first class at The Golf Academy of the South in Orlando, Florida, and studied under world-famous golf instructor Wally Armstrong and PGA Tour rules official Gene Smith. In 1989, I founded A Life of Golf for Kids and came back to my hometown of Terre Haute, Indiana. It’s been my life’s mission to promote junior golf and bring quality golf instruction to the kids in the Wabash Valley.

When it comes to golf, it does not matter your age or ability level. The game of golf has so much to offer. Whether you are wanting to brush up on your golf game, prepare for a golf competition, or simply want to beat your friends, I will provide quality instruction backed by the United States Golf Teachers Federation and my lifetime experience. In 2019, I was awarded by the PGA the PGA Jr League National Game Changer Award and the Top Program for the Indiana Section.

I love being part of the USGTF and have no desire to be a club pro. I’ve been teaching and promoting junior golf for over 40 years, and since 1990, I have taught more than 90,000 junior golfers as well as many adults. As for A Life of Golf for Kids, we have produced an endless number of success stories over our program’s history. Giving kids to opportunity to be introduced to the game has built wonderful memories those kids still carry with them today.

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