Began playing at age 10. Played for Coventry High School and at age 17 won the Good Park Junior Championship. Played for the College of Wooster and with the U.S. Army team in Europe, where he won several tournaments. Twice was low amateur in the Akron Open, captured the Ohio Tournament of Champions event in 1989, won the Akron District Golf Association's 1990 Golfer of the Year Tournament, won the Summit County Amateur Championship four times, was a semi-finalist in the 1982 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, where he has qualified seven times, and he has competed in the U.S. Amateur (1964), the U.S. Senior Open (1995) and the U.S. Senior Amateur (1997) Championships. In 2007, was presented the Joe Ungvary Sr. Award, given annually to an area player who has a zest for golf, is competitive and accepts challenges. Joins his father, Irv, as the sixth father-son duo inducted into the SCSHOF.