Played basketball, baseball and was an intramural boxer at Bucknell University.
Coaxed into the game of golf by fraternity brothers while in college.
Was an All-Middle Atlantic Conference outfielder in 1962, when he hit .421, the eighth-leading hitter in the school's history.
Later transferred to UCLA, where he earned an undergraduate degree in 1965.
First got into the golf business as an assistant pro at Mission Viejo CC.
Moved back east two years later and was the head pro at Latourette GC on Staten Island, NY from 1969-78.
Honored in June 1999 by the Met Golf Writers Association as its Comeback Player of the Year.
Received the Sam Snead Award at the 44th annual Met PGA Educational Forum in April 2006.