Assistant Golf Professional/
Assistant Golf Course Manager
Renwood Golf Club
Round Lake Beach, IL
Born in Havana, Cuba, I came to the United States after serving
time as a political prisoner for being a member of the Knights
of Columbus, which was active in the movement against Castro's
I came to Miami as a political refugee, where I worked in the
restaurant business until I relocated to Chicago. I married an
American girl from Chicago, became a citizen and worked for Zenith
Electronics Corporation. At Zenith, I started in the hourly ranks
and moved through different supervisory positions, eventually
becoming Plant Operations Manager until I retired.
Beginning in the later 1970's through the 1990's I played many
Chicago events and Illinois/Wisconsin events - as a member of
NIMAGA (Northern Illinois Men's Amateur Golf Association).
In 1995 I had hopes of becoming a golf professional, since I was
a very good golfer and I loved teaching others. As a result, my
wife encouraged me to apply to the USGTF, and, to cap off a perfect
year, I graduated from the USGTF with my teacher's certification.
During this time, I took a position with the Renwood Golf Club
in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, becoming a full-time assistant
golf professional shortly after that. I am now the golf course
Assistant Manager and Assistant Golf Professional. In 1995, I
completed my USGTF Master Teaching Level IV requirements.
As a teaching professional, I conduct all the junior golf camps
for the Round Lake Area Park District. These clinics, for juniors
from the age 8-18 years, are held four times per week from May
through September each year. In addition, each year I enjoy conducting
clinics (individual short lessons for golfers who attend) at the
Illinois PGA Golf Show, participating in the Illinois Cadillac
Series golf clinics, etc.
Presently, I enjoy playing as many Illinois events and USGTF events
as time permits. Eventually, my entire focus will be on the USGTF.
Although I enjoy teaching people of all ages and abilities, teaching
children is especially close to my heart. I believe in teaching
the individual person rather than any particular method or technique.
I emphasize the importance of fundamentals with a big emphasis
on having fun and simply enjoying the game.
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