Independent Research Work, University of Cape Town, South Africa
MBA from Columbia University, 2010
I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Gulph Mills Golf Club was a wonderful place to play as a kid and by the time I was in high school I was obsessed with the game and it’s playgrounds. Playing as a junior in a golf course filled city like Philly exposed me to some very fine courses early on, and even today, when I see unique or inspired golf, I’m taken back to those early thrills. It felt/feels like I am home - once again.
I kept my game sharp enough to play a bit in college before moving to New York in 2001 to Begin a life as yet another person paid money to care about other people’s & company’s money. Too be fair: I wasn’t TOO jaded...I got to travel around the world, I got married, I had a kid, and I played or walked a lot of golf in the New York area. Adding much of the MGA roster to the GAP’s spoiled me - but more so it motivated me to see even more.
My passion for golf architecture eventually bubbled to the surface, and after 16 years in finance, I moved into this job. My colleagues are wonderful people and creative in ways that inspires me.
I am very, very excited by what we are working on these days......stay tuned.