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Got started playing golf as a nine-year-old at a nine-hole course in his hometown of Colusa, CA. He and his brothers had been avid tennis players at the club but after participating in a putting contest for kids at the club, became interested in the game and spent the next few years picking up golf balls on the range and learning the game. Played on the PGA Tour between 1978 and 1991. Best finish in 414 starts was 2nd in 1978 Bell Canadian Open, 1982 Quad Cities Open and 1986 USF&G Classic. He finished in the top-ten, 21 times and earned $919,297. Most recently has worked with his mother-in-law, Peggy Kirk Bell, and family as a golf instructor at Pine Needles Lodge and GC in Southern Pines, NC. Earned seventh and final fully-exempt spot for 2005 after finishing seventh at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the King and Bear at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL.
2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 5; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.71 (ranked N/A); money $18,363 (ranked 124th); Best finish, T-41st Turtle Bay Championship. After he played in the SBC Classic had problems with a herniated disc in his lower back and when rehab didn't work underwent back surgery in August. So will play in 2006 on a Major Medical Extension.