was born on August 25th in the small town Waverly, Pennsylvania.
As a young child I became quite sick, and a failed kidney
was removed. After beating this life-threatening illness,
my parents instilled in me the belief that all other challenges
in my life would be small in comparison.
years later, I took on the challenge of golf with my three
brothers, and eventually won a spot on the boys' golf team
in high school (which I co-captained in my senior year).
During those formative years, I decided to never pass up
a challenge or opportunity to try something new. So, while
keeping my focus on golf, I also explored other sports like
skiing, tennis, weight lifting, running and eventually rock
climbing. Wow, did I learn a lot--sports offer the ultimate
metaphors for life!
Penn State University on a golf scholarship and won numerous
amateur tournaments. As my interest in the subject of sports
performance grew, I changed my major to kinesiology (the
study of human movement) and took a series of wonderful
courses on biomechanics, physiology, sports psychology and
nutrition. What a stroke of luck--these classes helped me
discover many "secrets" to golf performance that are unknown
to the mass of golfers. After graduation, I decided that
becoming a teaching professional would better suit my passion
for a diverse lifestyle and allow me to teach my golf strategies
to others, dabble in sports modeling, and explore entrepreneurial
opportunities. I've now been an LPGA teaching pro for over
fifteen years, and I'm
happy to tell you that my book, Golf Training: The Secrets
to Effective Practice and a Lower Score, was published
my recent focus has centered on teaching golf and my two sons
(Cameron was born in 2000 and Jonathan in 2002), I still find
time to write magazine articles, make public appearances and
do charity work, take on the occasional sports modeling job,
and go on rock climbing and camping trips with my family.
Looking farther ahead, my goals include shooting a golf video
and, of course, embracing whatever challenges that might appear!
an old profile
published in Golf Illustrated magazine (late 1990s).