My journey in golf started when my father first put a club in my hand at age 5. He was a self-taught golfer influenced by the historic career of Jack Nicklaus. To this day, I remember watching VHS videos of my father on the range hitting balls and being so intrigued by the multitude of body movements that it takes to hit a golf ball.
But at the same time, I was amazed at the rhythm and grace that can be applied to those body movements to produce a solid golf shot. My passion for golf started there and would continue to grow each year.
The journey continues with the emergence of Tiger Woods. Along with the entire golfing world, I watched in 1997 when Tiger captured his first Masters by 15 shots. I was 12-years-old, and that performance really lit a fire in me to become the best golfer that I could be. From that day on, I logged many, many hours at the golf course learning every aspect of the game. I was immersed.
The next stage brings me to high school. I am from Snyder which is a small town in West Texas. The golf program that I was privileged to be a part of was coached by Matt Glenn. Under his program, I learned many things, but the most important thing that I learned is how to prepare physically and mentally.
After playing golf for Midland Junior College, I attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Marketing. Upon graduation, it was time to find a career path. I knew I wanted to be involved in golf for the rest of my life. In 2008, I was blessed with an opportunity to be an assistant golf professional at Cowboys Golf Club.
Upon joining the team at Cowboys Golf Club, I was quickly drawn to golf instruction. It was a way for me to pass on my passion for golf. I had a dream to share that with others.
Over the last ten years, I have focused on building an instruction and coaching program. I have been fortunate to work with many golfers of all ages and ability levels. My program offers a wide range of golf instruction services: private lessons, a year-round junior program, adult classes, instruction for corporate events, on-course lessons, and club fitting.
My junior program is what I am truly passionate about. We offer year-round training classes to golfers 6-18 years of age that provides a fun yet informative path to better golf. This program has 50+ members and growing, and we are excited about the new additions and ventures ahead. Junior golf is the future of golf. I am so grateful and fortunate to be apart of that growth.
The beauty of golf is that there is always room for improvement, so I apply that to my golf instruction. I am always striving to grow, learn, and get better at what I do. That’s the promise that I make to myself and my students.