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Performance Enhancement Consultant

I have been an athlete for most of my life. I have competed in Cricket, Rugby League, Golf, Tennis, Squash, Track and Field, Showjumping, Basketball, and Volleyball. In all these sports I have been intrigued by the role of the mental game and the improvement process. I was fortunate to be given above average talent, especially in short fast explosive movements. Combined with high discipline, enthusiasm and good work ethic I was able to perform well in many sports.

Throughout my athletic career I was able to win National Junior Titles in both the High and Triple Jump, represent my State in Junior Rugby League, and play professional golf full time for 10 years. During that time I won 5 professional tournaments, including the 1992
USPGA Tour Qualifying School and the 1999 MTS Classic on the Canadian Tour. I finished in the top ten 15 times in my career and played the USPGA Tour, Australasian PGA Tour, Canadian Tour, Asian Tour, Von Nida Tour, Golden State Tour, and Tommy Armour Tour.

I feel very fortunate to have had exciting, fulfilling and memorable performances in a variety of settings. It leaves me in a unique position as a Performance Coach. I have experienced many things as an athlete, from the high, highs to the low, lows. Along with a solid educational background in Sport Pyschology, Sport Science, Education and the 15 years of mentoring by Dr Ken Ravizza, a leader in the Applied Sport Psychology field, I feel well qualified to consult in this area.


I work with a variety of athletes. Touring golf professionals, amateur, college and junior golfers. In addition, I have worked with 3 day event equestrians, track and field athletes, tennis players, volleyball teams, and gymnasts.




Academic Background

Higher School Certificate. Bega High School. Bega, NSW, Australia.

Bachelor of Education. (Physical Education and Biology.) Kuring-Gai College of Advanced Education. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Master of Science. (Sport Psychology) California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton, California, USA.


Athletic Background

Australian All Schools High and Triple Jump Champion.

Australian Junior Track and Field Team Member.

NSW CHS High Jump Champion.

NSW CHS Track and Field Team.

NSW CHS Blue Award Winner.

NSW Junior Rugby League Team.

NSW Colts Golf Team.

Apperly Shield Champion.

Australian Cup Foursomes Champion.

Turned Professional 1992.

2 wins on the Golden State Tour.

1 Win on the Tommy Armour Tour.

Co-medallist at the 1992 US Tour Q School.

PGA Tour Member 1993.

Australasian PGA Tour Member 1993-2000.