Entering the game of golf at the age of four in my hometown of Albany, Oregon, I have extensive first-hand personal and professional experience in the golf industry. In high school, I lettered all four years in golf and was the second in a 30-year South Albany High School history to secure a spot at the 2001 Oregon State Championship as an individual. After moving to California to further pursue my personal golf career in 2004, I won a 2007 California State Championship while attending Saddleback College and placed 4th in a California State Championship in 2008. I have also had the opportunity to compete in several tour events and local qualifiers, at one point qualifying for 2012 US Open Sectionals. Throughout my personal and professional golf career, I have established significant relationships with several professionals and manufacturers both on the playing side and on the professional side of the industry. I have become well-versed in several facets of the business including cross-functional management of golf club operations and sales, extensive knowledge regarding specifications of 1,000s of manufacturer club head and shaft equipment and specialized club fitting and equipment training and expertise that only comes with years of hands on experience. With years of expertise developed within the technical, sales and relationship aspects of professional, custom club fitting for an extensive list of equipment manufacturers, my qualifications and experience in the industry and passion for the sport of golf make me an ideal candidate for your organization. I am a professional golfer who started in the sport at the age of 4. My interest in the sport has directed my path for both educational and career choices leading me from the University of Oregon to the Professional Golfers Career College in California while I continued to pursue my professional golf career. During this time I was approached by a close friend and colleague (also a professional golfer) to assist in the start up of a business in Orange County, California where I have since become an expert in the field of custom club fitting. The involvement I had in the start-up of the Company and my direct exposure to many facets of the operations of the business have provided me with several areas of specialized knowledge in golf equipment of various manufacturers, custom equipment fitting and software and equipment utilized to deliver the best possible and most effective fitting experience evidenced by my strong fitting and custom equipment sales record of almost $3 million over the most recent few years. As an independent custom club fitter for the equipment of various manufacturers, I gained unique and proprietary knowledge about each manufacturers equipment and the delivery of a high-end custom experience that would provide strong competitive insights and a comparative baseline of high performance standards that were necessary to deliver on the needs of highly-sophisticated customers which often times include professional tour players. In addition to my specialized knowledge related to the golf industry and professional club fitting, I also possess other important business attributes. I have managed the maintenance of customer, sales and financial performance data in programs such as Excel and QuickBooks, have worked successfully with various business partners and company partners to meet time-based goals, coordinated and conducted high-volume promotions requiring heavy involvement in operational tasks and have negotiated and executed tournaments for and other events requiring significant coordination with multiple parties.