The past decade I have been on a journey to become one of the best golf coaches in the world…. that is the goal at least. Regardless of if I reach that goal or not, I can honestly say I love what I do. I’m fortunate to show up each day to the lesson tee excited to get work.
I started golfing when I was a freshman in high school. My family is filled with non-golfers so you can imagine their surprise when I said I wanted to try out for the golf team. They thought I was going to get cut from the golf team for sure. My first day of tryouts pretty much consisted of me hitting low rollers all day but was lucky enough to not lose a golf ball. That day I found out golf was very difficult and what I saw on TV from the pros is a lot harder to do. My competitive spirit and disdain for being bad at things led to me watching and learning about golf as much as I could to improve.
A few years later when I was 17, I started coaching private lessons for the first time. I knew the most about the swing on my team so I started helping some of my teammates with their games. My passion for golf led to me attending Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI for their professional golf management program. While in school I traveled all over the United States to learn from some of the best golf instructors in the world. I was also still coaching players from my high school and wanted to help them play at the highest level. Luckily my first 3 players all went on to play Division 1 and 2 college golf.
After college, I moved to the Chicago area to be a golf instructor for Topgolf, where I was for 4.5 years. What an incredible time that was too. I met and coached so many great people and players. Junior golf became my staple and I helped my players win over 120 IJGA, MAJGT, CDGA, WJGA, WSGA, HJGT, and AJGA tournaments. My students have participated in the 2017, 2018, 2019 NCAA National Championships and the 2018 and 2019 USGA US Amateur.
I decided to start writing golf articles to try and help golfers from all over. I will cover all areas of the game; from technique, short game, putting, how to practice, how we learn, etc. in these articles. I hope you enjoy the information and please reach out with any suggestions. Please hit subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on the great information I am going to share.