Shawn’s career spans over 34 years in competitive golf play and over 32 specifically in golf instruction. A two time NCAA All American at Cal State University Stanislaus, Shawn took his playing skills on the road in 1980 to the various Professional Tours across the country.
In the years that followed, Shawn played in over 30 plus PGA tour events, including the 2014 US Senior Open, 2013 Senior PGA Championship, 1989 and 1991 PGA Championship, the 1992 US Open at Pebble Beach. Shawn is a 7-time participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and has been honored as both NCPGA & SCPGA Player of the year in multiple years. After playing on tour, Shawn moved to the business side of the game and focused his talents on teaching others to play better, enjoy golf more and develop golfers of all levels.
Shawn's career includes 14 years at historic Pasatiempo Golf Club and other clubs including Coyote Creek Golf Club, LaQuinta Hotel & Spa, Monterey Peninsula CC, and Marin CC. Shawn now resides as the lead PGA Instructor at Chardonnay Golf Club in Napa Ca. and Spartan Golf Complex, a state of the Art Practiice facility in San Jose Ca. Shawn has been a Class A Member of the PGA of America for 31 years and has worked with notable instructors Butch Harmon, Hank Haney and John Geertsen Jr.