Harold with Michael Breed, The Golf Channel
Harold with Ben Hogan
Harold with Hall of Famer, Nancy Lopez
Harold is a native of Buffalo, New York, graduate of Kent State University, a PGA professional since 1981 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 in 1980 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 is a former University Men's Golf Coach and Director of Instruction at Tri Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield, Washington. His successes include Washington and Oregon State Boys Champions, former Oregon Amateur Champion and Korn Ferry Tour player, and scores of college and high school student athletes and amateur players of all ages.
Harold has won numerous Pacific Northwest PGA awards for his work in the community and contributions 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”.
While pursuing his career in golf Harold spent more than eight years as an editorial cartoonist receiving an award from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association and for the past twenty years he has entertained readers and poked fun with the golf cartoon entitled “Double Bogey” published monthly in the Inside Golf Magazine.
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, center left, 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.