I grew up in a small village South of the Alps in Switzerland and started playing golf at the age of 7.
Played for the Swiss National for the Boys and Amateur Team for a few years (1982 – 1988) and then turned Professional at the age of 21.
I enjoyed the European Tour and Challenge Tour from 1989 until 2001.
I have taught golf ever since 2002 and learned a lot by further education within the Swiss PGA system and by attending seminars all around the world.
I have accepted in 2014 the challenge of restructuring the ASG (Swiss Golf Association) sport side. This task was very pleasing and I have enjoyed working for Swiss Golf till the end of the 2019.
I am returning to teach the game to all those people that are in search of improvement. I am looking forward to share my experience and knowledge to support my clients at the newly created Lugano Golf Academy where I work as Head Pro.
I love the game of golf and I do like to promote it.
Since 2012 I have got into the wonderful world of Hickory Golf and, using the skills learned along my career, I started restoring the old clubs (early 1900's) to put them back to playing condition. A few of my pupils have taken up Hickory Golf and play regularly clubs restored in my workshop.
I won the World Hickory Open in 2012 at Montrose GC (Scotland) and the The US Pro Open in 2013 & 2014 at Temple Terrace GC in Tampa (Florida).
I have helped organizing and played in "The Lionel Freedman Trophy 2018" (Hickory Ryder Cup) at Castelconturbia.
In 2020 I have assisted and coordinated the Swiss Hickory Open played in Ticino and won by Leonardo Bono with a set of clubs I have lent him.
My two favoured recreations are music and fly fishing.