Harold with Michael Breed, The Golf Channel
Harold with Ben Hogan
Harold is a native of Buffalo, New York, graduate of Kent State University, a PGA professional since 1980 and now classified as a PGA Certified Professional in Player Development. He served as an Assistant Professional in Kansas City, Missouri, Albuquerque, NM and Denver, Co. before moving to the Northwest to take a position as assistant professional at the prestigious Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland.
In his more than thirty years since becoming a PGA member he has served as the Head Golf Professional at:
Rock Creek Country Club, Portland, OR
Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland, WA
Indian Creek Golf Course, Hood River, OR
Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas, WA
Harold has won numerous Pacific Northwest PGA awards for his work in the community and contributor to player development on behalf of the PGA. He was one of three national finalists in 2013 for the prestigious Professional Golf Association’s Bill Strausbaugh Award given to the professional for “distinguished service in mentoring other professionals, integrity and character reflecting positively upon the profession and outstanding involvement in charitable and community activities”. He was also selected a finalist for the 2017 and 2019 Professional Golf Association's Horton Smith Award for his outstanding and continuing contributions to developing educational opportunities for the PGA professional.
While pursuing his career in golf Harold spent more than eight years as an editorial cartoonist and received an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. For the past twenty years he has entertained readers and poked fun with the less controversial golf cartoon entitled “Double Bogey” published monthly in the Inside Golf Magazine. In 2019 Harold published his second book entitled "Golf This damn Sport! One Hundred Seven Ways to Shoot 107." In it he captures the hilarious misfortunes and misgivings of golfers as they blunder through their love-hate relationship with the sport.
As an artist/illustrator Harold has produced high quality pencil drawings winning him national and international honors. His golf drawings of Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer are cherished by art collectors around the world. Pictured right Harold poses with golf legend Ben Hogan, in 1993 with his drawing of Mr. Hogan that was embroidered onto the golf bag in the foreground. (See Fine Art Gallery tab)
Harold with Hall of Famer, Nancy Lopez