I am passionate about the next generation.

Teaching, playing, and club fitting are the principles that started our profession. It’s who we are, and it’s what we do. Expanded career paths have kept us up with the times, but let’s never forget where we came from. I’ve spent the majority of my career helping golfers play better golf. I’m a coach at heart, and my passion lies in seeing people improve at whatever it is they do. I will bring this same enthusiasm to being a National Officer. 

E has had a massive influence on my golfing career. As my swing coach at UAB, he took me from mediocrity to the number one ranked NCAA D1 golfer and has always been there for me in my career as a professional. His genuine love and passion for this sport has always been infectious and he embodies dedication and professionalism. I am proud to know him and watch his continued impact on golf and the PGA of America.
Graeme McDowell


E has been my swing coach since I was 12 years old. We’re on a great run!
Davis Thompson
PGA Tour
Over the last few years, Eric has been there as another set of eyes. He’s always willing to help me and has taken my game to the next level.
Megan Schofil
Women’s U.S. Amateur Champion


I’ve known Eric since he was 14 years old, and we worked together for many years. He was a Head Instructor at Grand Cypress, Director of Instruction at the RTJ Trail, and now Director of Golf at the Country Club of Birmingham. Success has followed him at all these places, and he has a proven record of developing young professionals.
Fred Griffin


We currently have 8 junior golfers from our club that are playing Division I College golf. We field 3 teams per summer for junior league, and we had 276 kids play in last year’s junior club championship.

As we talk about our association going forward for the next 100 years, it is imperative that junior golf is a centerpiece of our future.