My interest in golf course design began when I started caddying and learned to play golf at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, New Jersey.  The course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast, considered one of the great course architects of all time and designer of the famed Winged Foot and Baltusrol Golf Clubs

After receiving a degree in Horticulture from Clemson University, and a short stint playing professional golf on the Florida mini-tours, I was offered an outstanding opportunity to work for Jack Nicklaus’ design company.  As both a site coordinator and as a design associate, I was fortunate to be involved with Nicklaus golf courses in Tucson, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Japan.  I literally learned great golf course design and construction from the ground up with one of the modern masters of the game.  One of the courses I worked on, the Kiele course at Kauai Lagoons, was named Best New Resort Course by Golf Digest in 1989.

When Bob Cupp made me an offer to join his design firm, I took the opportunity to learn more under another famous course architect. With Bob, I became more active in the strategic and aesthetic design of courses, from initial routings, defining the scope of work, and establishing budgets, to developing the contract documents and specifications, and directing the work in the field.  While there, I worked on such notable designs as Council Fire, which was home for the PGA Tour’s Chattanooga Classic in 1992.

With ten years of experience and the benefit of learning from Jack Nicklaus and Bob Cupp, I started my own design company in 1992.  Since then, I have had the opportunity to design a number of new golf courses and renovate several others.  Of those, Reunion Golf Club was voted best new course by Georgia Golf News in 2002.  A renovation of the green complexes at Atlanta Country Club resulted in the club being voted #86 in Golf Digest’s top 100 golf courses and #4 in Georgia.  I have worked with PGA Tour stars Tom Kite, Fred Couples, and Curtis Strange, and my latest projects include a putting green and club entrance enhancement at Rivermont Golf Club in Alpharetta, GA in preparation for the 2023 Georgia State Amateur and the renovation of Idle Hour Club in Macon, Georgia which was established in 1912.  My passion for this profession and commitment to my clients has been a key ingredient to this success.

Since regaining my amateur status, I have remained competitive, playing in numerous local and national events, including a runner-up finish in the Georgia Mid-Amateur, twice qualifying for the U. S. Mid-Amateur, and winning the prestigious Anderson Memorial at storied Winged Foot Golf Club.

My playing experience, strategic creativity, and attention to detail, as well as a passion for design and the game of golf contribute to my ability to create dramatic, thought provoking and memorable golf courses that are rewarding for players of all levels.