Jeff graduated from Washington High School in Kansas City, Kansas, where he lettered as a member of the golf team. He enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1974 and became an immediate starter on the Wildcat golf squad coached by Karl Spear, ’33. Having won the first college tournament in which he played he went on to become a four-year letterman, a member of four consecutive conference championship teams, was the individual runner-up at the Heart of America Conference Championship on two occasions and was selected twice to the NAIA All-District Team.
He won the 1977 and 1978 Golden Putter award at Baker, was presented with the Most Dedicated Golfer Award in 1977 and participated in two NAIA national golf championships. Following his graduation from Baker with a Bachelor of Science in sociology, communications and English, he went on to earn medalist honors at the Mid-West PGA players ability test in 1979. Shortly thereafter he completed the final phase of the PGA Business School. Through the years he has also completed a number of additional PGA sponsored educational seminars and in 1997 he completed requirements for PGA Master Professional status-with his thesis titled: Teaching Putting. He began his career as an assistant golf professional with St. Andrews Golf Course in Overland Park, Kansas, from 1978 to 1980. From 1981 to the present he has served as head PGA master golf professional at Sunflower Hills Golf Course in Bonner Springs, Kansas, where he holds the all-time course record of 67. Since 1981 he has been a winner of various Pro-Am’s, Pro-Pro’s and Mid-West PGA tournaments and has been a two-time participant in the National PGA Club Professional Tournament.
He is a two-time winner of the Mid-West PGA Pro/Assistant Pro Championship, a seven-time participant in the National Oldsmobile Scramble Championship, a four-time participant on the Mid-West PGA Cup Team and in 1989 finished fourth in the Chrysler National Putting Championship. Among other positions he has served as the Tournament Chairman of the Mid-West PGA and also as that organization’s secretary, treasurer and president. In 1986 and again in 1988 he was selected as a delegate to the PGA National Convention. In 1992 he was named the Mid-West PGA Professional of the Year. In 2004 he was the Mid-West PGA Junior Golf Leader for his support of the First-Tee program for children. In 2007 he was elected to the Quarter Century Club of the PGA of America. He is married to Lucy and together they have two grown children, Nick and Katie.