Byron began playing the game at age 14 and taught himself by reading various golf instruction books, along with trial and error. He competed in 4 years of high school golf, where his scores dropped from 120's to the high 70's, followed by 4 more years of collegiate golf at Toccoa Falls College. His time at TFC ended with him captaining the team to a DII NCCAA National Championship. While in college, he began working as outside operations with The Currahee Club, in Toccoa, Ga. It was there that he began working his way up the chain in the golf industry. Under the guidance of PGA professional John Wade, he was able to improve on his customer service skills and learn what it takes to go the extra mile for members in a high-end private facility. At Currahee, he worked his way into the pro shop and began taking on more duties and responsibility. In order to begin the next step in the industry, he began applying for assistant golf professional positions in the Southeast and accepted a position at Dorchester Country Club in Fairfield Glade, Tn. Dorchester a is retirement/resort semi-private course, which is connected with 4 other courses on the resort. The resort does upwards to almost 200,000 rounds a year as a whole, and he feels will enable to put some of the skills that he learned at Currahee, as well as the skills that he is learning at Dorchester under PGA professional Jack Sixkiller into extensive practice.