Jeff was born and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He is the fourth generation in his family working in the golf business and the first to become a PGA Professional. He had a very successful junior, high school and college golf career. He attended Memphis State University on a golf scholarship, graduating in 1981 with a BA in Marketing. After an unsuccessful attempt at Tour School he became a PGA Apprentice in 1982 and a non-member head professional in 1984 in his hometown of Oskaloosa at Edmundson GC. He married his wife Lori, in 1986 and they have been successful business partners for 22 years. In 2000 they opened Harvest Point GC in Oskaloosa, which they built, own and operate today.