Robert’s passion is helping players achieve their golfing goals. As an instructor and coach for the last 30 years, he is driven to utlizie all the tools available to help his players perform their best on the highest stages in the world. A Class A professional in the PGA of America, Robert has gained the praise and respect of his peers as one of the finest golf instructors in the Southeast. Robert has been recognized as the Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year and a Golf Digest “Top 10 Instructors in North Carolina”. In addition, he has been a featured instructor on the Golf Channel Golf Academy Live program.
A standout golfer, Robert was an All-American at Guilford College from 1976-1980. Following college, he played professional golf for several years before devoting full-time to teaching others. He and his family returned to Greensboro from Florida in 1984, and he became Co-Head Pro at Forest Oaks Country Club, site of the PGA Tour’s Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.
In 1989, Robert decided to focus solely on instructing the game and co-founded Precision Golf School, which has grown into central North Carolina’s leader in golf instruction. Precision Golf School has two Triad locations, including the renowned Bryan Park Learning Center and a staff of seven instructors. Along with longtime partner Chris Haarlow, the Precision team has coached over 60 high school state champions and continue to develop players excelling at the collegiate, amateur and professional levels.
In addition to being an accomplished instructor, Robert’s passion for golf coaching has garnered great successes. From 1995 to 2006, Robert served as Head Coach to the Greensboro College Men’s Golf Team. Creating one of the most successful programs in the country, the GC Pride finished in the top five for 6 consecutive seasons at the NCAA Division III championship finals. In 2000, the Pride won the NCAA championship, defeating perennial powerhouse Methodist College by a single stroke. Robert’s leadership was recognized twice by being named NCAA National Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000. In addition, he was selected to coach the US National Team in the annual US-Japan collegiate competition twice.
As PerformPKB’s Player Performance Consultant, Robert will provide valuable insights in the player development process. His focus will be in providing content geared at maximizing your practice and how analyzing your statistics can provide an advantage in the way you play and practice. The Precision Coaching Program will provide PKBGT members a chance to have Robert help you develop a more defined and productive practice regime to complement the swing instruction you are already getting with your local professional.