Eric is a PGA Professional who has over 20 years of teaching experience working with golf students of all levels. He coaches players ranging from beginners and juniors to serious professional golfers, and provides lessons in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Eric started playing golf at the age of 8, introduced to the game by his grandfather. Originally from Southern California, he competed nationally at the highest junior level on the SCJPGA and AJGA junior golf tours, and earned a Division 1 golf scholarship to the University of California, Irvine. As captain, Eric led the UCI golf team to the NCAA Division 1 Championships while earning Scholar Athlete and Honorable Mention in his conference. Upon graduating college, Eric turned professional and played on worldwide tours including Asia, Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour Canada. In 2008, Eric settled in Victoria, BC with family, and continues to teach and compete. He became a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certified instructor, and incorporates the use of technology in his lessons. Eric is a recognized professional staff member and a master club fitter with Callaway golf. Eric has trained with some of the Golf Digest’s top-ranked instructors in America, who have inspired him and passed along valuable knowledge needed to teach the game of golf. Eric's teaching methods have successfully helped players of all levels and he is passionate about helping his students learn the game and play their best, both recreationally and competitively.
Every golfer has a different build, strength, and athletic ability, so I believe it is important to tailor my teachings to the individual golfer. There are a lot of different ways to swing a golf club, and it's my goal to work with my students to figure out what the best way that is for them. I believe in the importance of having strong golf fundamentals before anything else. Learning and improving at golf is a consistent endeavour that involves improving each aspect of your game, such as the full swing, short game, mental game, and game management. The art of playing the game can be one of the most critical when it comes down to shooting lower scores.