Erik took up the game the summer prior to his sophomore year of high school and helped lead the team to the first three of five consecutive Erie County League championships. In 1995, Erik won the Erie District Golf Association junior tournament. Erik operates one of the most well-known golf sites on the Internet - The Sand Trap at http://thesandtrap.com/. Having studied the golf swing independently for years, Erik began instructing in late 2009. He has worked with several PGA Tour instructors, has published videos on YouTube, and has taught or helped to teach everyone from the raw beginner to golfers playing on the European Senior Tour.