Is a childhood friend of fellow Champions Tour player Mike Hulbert. As an 18-year-old in 1976, teamed with Hulbert to defeat then newly appointed Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim and his partner in a CC of Ithaca best-ball event.
Struck up a lasting friendship with Boeheim and remains a huge SU fan.
Son Jamie also played golf at Ohio State and is pursuing a professional career.
His favorite TV channel is The Weather Channel, and he enjoys watching Syracuse basketball games and Syracuse and Ohio State football.
Musical tastes run from classic rock to country music.
His favorite teams as a kid were the New York Jets with Joe Namath and the Walt Frazier-led New York Knicks. "Who could ask for more?" he says.
Among the bookmarks on his computer are syracuse.com, weather.com and PGA TOUR Links.
The first job he ever had was roofing and installing siding with his father, which helped pay for the golf trips he took with Mike Hulbert. His dad delivered mail, and the roofing work was a second job.
Favorite meal is a medium-rare New York strip or porterhouse (Pittsburgh style) steak, a side of spaghetti, salad and bread.
When he's traveling on Tour, among his favorite restaurants are Trattoria Romana in Boca Raton, Fla., Harry's Cafe and Steak House in New York, Tollgate Steakhouse in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Rafter's Steakhouse in Milwaukee, Wisc., and Tramonti in Delray Beach, Fla.
Says the one talent he'd most love to have is being able to play the piano.
His favorite athlete in another sport is the Broncos' Peyton Manning.
Among his favorite movies are "Legends of the Fall," "Terminator 2," "The American President," "Dumb & Dumber" and "The Fifth Element.".
One course he's never played that he'd love to is St. Andrews.
Says his most memorable vacation was "Going to New York City with my wife for a year-end and anniversary trip.".
His most memorable shot was his hole-in-one at No. 14 at En-Joie in the final round at the 1985 B.C. Open, going from one stroke down to two shots up when Mike Reid made a bogey. He went on to win the first of his two B.C. Open titles. "I always tell people there were 2,000 people there, but 20,000 people said they saw it.".
The first concert he ever attended was Kansas while in college at Ohio State.
If he's not playing sports he enjoys watching his sons play sports, watching Syracuse and Ohio State football and basketball and fishing on Keuka Lake, part of New York's Finger Lakes.