Back when I was about 5 or 6 my parents started bowling “moonlight madness” (red head pin). I would wait and wait until they finished so that I could throw a handful of shots down the lane and I was hooked! My very first ball was a urethane Blue Hammer given to me by one of my then YABA coaches. Hammer has been a staple in bowling as long as I can remember since the birth of the Black Hammer which changed the game forever. I currently operate/manage two pro shops in California and have been in the industry since 1997.
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to work the USBC Hammer booth during Nationals and it by far has been the greatest experience of my professional career. I got to meet people from all over the country that shared my love of the game. I met all of my fellow Hammerheads who were less like friends, and more like extended family.
My biggest payday in bowling? The 2012 USBC Nationals in Baton Rouge,LA. I had a fantastic look, and threw the ball very well! Bowling has allowed me many experiences and allowed me to see parts of the country I would otherwise never have seen. Best of all? My best friend, who I grew up bowling with on Saturday mornings, exchanged vows with me and still continues to share my love of the game.