graduated with honors from Golf Academy of America in Carlsbad, California in
2013. He received certifications for teaching, tournament administration, and club
fitting. He was also a recipient of the President's Award, the most prestigious at-graduation
award a Golf Academy of America student can receive.
his time at the Golf Academy, J.R. worked with ProKids, The First Tee, in
Oceanside as an Assistant Coach helping students on and off the course. Here,
he learned that Golf can be a great tool to help kids with character development, life skills,
with the student their individual goals and striving to achieve them, J.R.
wants to help students feel confident and have fun.