Head Golf Professional/ Teaching Professional
Taylor has been involved in golf his whole life, is self taught and studied the golf swing throughout. Currently 25 years old and been working in the golf industry for the past 9 years and hopes to continue his growth in management and as a player. He is currently apart of the PGA PGM program, studying to achieve his class A PGA membership. His specialty when it comes to teaching is with junior players or those just starting out in the game of golf. Taylor will be traveling to Arizona in the winter of 2019 to continue to further his experience will the ground is covered in white here in Bend.
Taylor also just finished his studies for two bachelor’s degrees; one in Natural Resources and the other in Sustainability. He hopes to bring a more sustainable aspect into the golf world going forward by creating more environmentally sustainable facilities and putting environment stewardship at the top of his priorities when it comes to management.
Richard began playing competitive golf over 35 years ago. One of his first teachers was John Anselmo (Tiger’s coach for 7 years). He started working at golf courses when he was 15; several of these facilities hosted PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA tour events where he got to learn the game up close from some of the game’s greatest players.
In 1994, he took a job as a golf professional at Broken Top Club. He worked there for several years before working at Crosswater Club and right here at Widgi Creek. He then got a Master’s Degree in Teaching and taught elementary school in Redmond for 10 years. He rejoined the Widgi team a few years ago and looks forward to helping you improve your golf game.