I have been playing golf for as long as I can remember. My dad is a Professional Golf Instructor so it was fate for me to have a plastic club in my hand before I could walk. My dad would bring me in the stroller to the driving range to watch him practice. He knew that I would want to copy him because that's what kids do, so I started swinging at ping pong balls in the living room and in the yard, and by the age of 2, I was hitting golf balls at the driving range with my Dad & Grandpa.
I was born on June 26, 1999, in Edina, Minnesota. My brother Bobby and I grew up practicing and playing on our driving range which was our family business. I learned at an early age the importance of hard work and dedication by watching my parents small business owners. I practiced and worked at the driving range. I picked the range, washed balls and worked in the shop selling buckets to customers. We also had an 18 hole wedge course which helped me hone in my swing and short game. I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a professional golfer playing golf all over the world.
I began playing in golf tournaments when I was 4 years old. Tournament golf is much more different than playing recreational golf. You have to learn to control your attitude, play your own game, and learn to hit shots under pressure. You can't avoid pressure, you have to learn how to manage it. I've lost more tournaments than I've won which have taught me to lose graciously and to never ever ever ever give up.
Jan. 26 Waste Management Phoenix Open Pre Qualifier The Foothills GC, Phoenix AZ PGA Tour
May 8th U.S. Open Local Qualifier D.C. Ranch CC, Scottsdale AZ USGA
May 23-25th Scottsdale Arizona Open Talking Stick GC, Scottsdale AZ
June 23-25th The Bluffs South Dakota Open The Bluffs GC, Vermillion SD Dakotas Tour
July 5th-6th North Star Open Dellwood CC, Dellwood, MN NorthStar Tour
July 8th-10th Bakker Crossing Charity Pro-Am Bakker Crossing, Sioux Falls, SD Dakotas Tour
July13th-15th American State Bank Pro-Am The Ridge, GC, Sioux Center, IA Dakotas Tour
July 21st-23rd The Waterloo Open Irv Warren GC, Waterloo, IA
I started shooting in the 60s at age 12. I qualified for my First Professional event, the MN State Open, at age 15 and again at 17. I was the Medalist in MN for the USGA Junior Amateur in 2015. I turned Professional at age 17. My goal is to play on the PGA Tour.
Qualified for 2014 & 2016 MN State Open Championship
Mini Tour Pepsi Tour Series
2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Pre-Qualifier
Won the MN Junior PGA Tournament of Champions at age 13
Won the MN Fall Champions Showdown at age 13 , 13-18 Age Division.
Won the MN Fall Champions Showdown again at age 14, 13-18 Age Division.
Qualified for 2016 MN State Open Championship
Mini Tour Pepsi Tour Series
+3 Handicap since the age of 13
Started Playing in Tournaments at age 4 yrs old
Turned Professional at age 15
#1 Junior Golfer in Minnesota at age 13