I started playing golf at the age of seven. I instantly fell in love, and it became my passion. I would wake up before everyone in the house to go outside and work on my golf game, regardless of the weather conditions.
In High School, there was no girl’s golf team, so I played a season on the boy’s team (was undefeated) and then started a girl’s team.
I was lucky enough to earn a full golf scholarship to St. John’s University, where I won the Yale Invitational as well as the Columbia Invitational. College Golf was a fantastic experience and one I would repeatedly do if I had the chance.
After college, I turned Professional but fell in love with teaching the game of golf. I became a Class A PGA Professional and had hundreds of students from age 3 to 93 come to me for lessons. Teaching and player improvement is my passion. Helping an autistic child learn to play, coming up with a pre-shot routine that helped an elderly man with a tremor be able to continue the sport he loved, being a “shrink” for the dentist who shanks every single bunker shot, seeing my female students get enough distance to hit it over that pond blocking the green finally, each and every one of those moments mattered to me.
Golf is a game that only golfers understand. I remember being a kid and hooking the ball and figuring out why I couldn’t wait to share that info with my students, and I have lots more info to share!
I’ve been sharing my golf knowledge by writing for almost four years. Writing about golf helps me share all of my knowledge while still getting to be there for my family every day.
Today, I’m just as much of a golf nut as I ever was. I’ve been incredibly blessed with a six-year-old son and three-year-old daughter (yes, they both have clubs in their hands already). Golf has become a family event at this point in my life. It’s a dream come true to watch my children fall in love with the game.