During his time at Penn State University, Joe embarked on his golf career starting from the ground up. He began as a bag attendant and quickly advanced into the golf shop as an assistant. After hours, in addition to working on his own game, he spent his free time observing and assisting lessons, clinics and golf schools taught by some of the finest instructors in the area. Joe earned his Class “A” membership in the PGA of America in 2001 and since has held numerous leadership positions at various clubs in Georgia, the Dominican Republic and New Jersey. He is also involved in the golf community, currently serving his third term on the New Jersey PGA’s Board of Directors and involved in fundraising for the New Jersey Golf Foundation by playing golf marathons, (100 plus holes in one day).
Joe's passion lies in helping others enjoy the game of golf and works hard to make sure his students are able to maximize their abilities. His philosophy is that everyone is different and it is the instructor's job to find the best approach for each individual based on the student's commitment and goals. Joe approaches the student teacher relationship more as a coach than just a one time, one hour lesson. He's committed to follow through and check-in with his student's ongoing performance as he shares in the interest of improvement.
In between lessons and after hours, you’ll find Joe honing his own game. He is always working to improve and enjoys competing. In June of 2016 Joe played in his first PGA Professional National Championship at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in upstate NY. For a club professional it is a great honor to qualify for this national championship field and he did so with an 8th place finish in the 2015 NJPGA Section Championship at the Ridge at Back Brook. He uses his on-course experiences, knowledge of the game, current technology and excellent communication skills to help players of all skill levels.