All About Paul My father introduced golf to me when I was three years old. He would take me to play 18-holes and if I was good, I would receive a Snickers after the front nine and a Frosty Root Beer after the round. For the next few years, I continued to follow along with my Dad for the coke and Snickers and would take a few swings too. But during a family vacation to Great Britain, I persuaded Dad (with Mom's help) to allow me to play golf with him at the birthplace of golf; St Andrews, Scotland. On that fateful day, the "golf bug bit me" and started my love and passion for the game of golf.
Through high school, I was fortunate enough to be taught by two instructors: Tom Treese and Dan Shelton, PGA. Because of these two coaches, they guided me and my progress to earn a college golf scholarship at Huntingdon College. While at Huntingdon, I earned All-American honors twice and our team won two National Championships. After college, it took me six years before I took the plunge in the professional ranks. Unfortunately due to shoulder injuries, my professional career ended before it really took off.
I decided to earn my PGA Professional credentials in 2006 and was elected into membership with my Class A status in 2008. Also in 2008, the Alabama - West Florida Section honored me with the Junior Golf Leader of the Year award for my outstanding work with juniors. In 2013, US Kids Golf distinguished as one of the Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the Country. And in 2017, the Georgia Section PGA honored me with the Player Development Award for my contributions to developing adult and junior golfers.
Learn the basics
Get comfortable for business golf
Avoid embarrassment on the first tee
Connect with golfers of similar age
Have more fun on the course
Connect with golfers of similar skill
Improve your Short Game
Make the high school golf team
Get swing diagnostic testing
Add 10 yards
Prepare for Tournament Golf
Earn a college golf scholarship
Playing with disabilities
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