Why am I doing this?:
If I can use my profession (golf) to give back, just a little bit, to those that have served, fought, put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. That is a small ask in comparison to what they have done for us.
I first got into the golf business as an assistant golf professional in 1991 at Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie. In 1995, I was elected to PGA membership. I have worked for the PGA of America both locally and on a national level. In 2003, I accepted my first head golf professional position as the head pro at Bent Creek GC in Eden Prairie. Currently, I am the head pro at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, where I have been the past 11 years.
Veteran golf and PGA HOPE has always had a special place in my heart. I started a PGA HOPE chapter in 2010 by partnering up with the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Our program is clinically driven and work with veterans from the polytrauma unit and pain clinic.