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About the Designer

I am always looking at advancing my career in real golf course design.  If you have or know of any job opportunities
in the golf course design field, I would be very much interested.
Please send an e-mail to me and I will send back a resume.

Awards and Honors:

Normandy Heights course selected for Sierra PGA 2000 "Collector's Edition" release.
Inducted into the JN series "Hall of Fame" Jan. 21st, 2001
Killer 2K Course Designer - Television Game Show
1999 JN - Course Designer of the Year - Puhman Course Index
1999 Seaside Course of the Year - Carmel Point West
Hickory Creek course selected for Brady Games CD Add-on package to Golden Bear Challenge(JN6)
Golden Bear Challenge (JN6) Beta Tester
Links 2001 / Arnold Palmer Course Design Beta Tester
Sierra PGA 1999 Beta Tester
Numerious Hole Design Contests winner


I have been designing golf courses since I was in Junior High School. I remember creating a course with plaster on an old door that we had. I put the door on the floor and began molding the holes. After they had dried I went back and painted them. I used to do a lot of layouts on paper back then, and that is how it all started. The first computer golf design game that I had was JNSE back in the early 90's. I thought it was fantastic. I took right to it and began designing courses. I was still using this when I walked into a store in the spring of 1997 as saw Jack Nicklaus 4. I could not believe the graphics on the box; and then I saw it - It had a course designer too! I was thrilled with it and began to convert a few of the 90+ courses I had done with JNSE. Sea Breeze was my last JNSE course and I released it in JN4. I have been very happy with JN5 / JN6 and look forward to major designer changes in JN7. Since I mainly do course design, I feel the tools are very good. My biggest complaint about the designer is that I would like to have the ability to create stone and railroad tie walls automatically like JNSE. It kept the water and land connection very clean and I hope JN7 will have it.  

I am 48 years old and live in Issaquah, Washington USA. It's about 15 miles east of Seattle. I am the CIO for a national company. I do most of my work on an IBM i5 Series AS-400 midrange computer while managing a middle size network and a staff of 4 in our department. I have done programming analyst work, RPG 400 programming work, but mostly am involved in day to day operations.

I have a lovely wife and 3 kids (23,15,12). I play golf about 2 times a week (between April and September) and have a 4.2 handicap index. I use Mizuno MP-52 irons with ProjectX 5.5 shafts(5-PW), Titleist Vokey 52,54, and 60 degree wedges,  Taylor Made Tour Burner Driver with a 9.5 degree loft, Titleist 904 3 metal (13.5 degree) and Titleist 904 5 metal (19 degree),  Nickent 23 degree utility club, Scotty Cameron Newport 2 putter and Titleist Pro V1 golf balls.

My favorite designers are: Brian Silvernail, Steve Opfer, Jeff Jones, Scott Chesney. Ken Mchale, Eric Roeder, Neil Lindsey, Matt Rose, JR Reel, Jim Crittenden, Andy Hinds, Andrew Bernstein, Jeff Helton, Shawn Drake, Peter McKay, Mark Huxford and Warren Stephens.

I truly enjoy looking at everyones course designs. They all have something positive to offer and helps in getting new ideas.

Please check out my interview at The Course Depot for more information.


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