Bruce began his professional golf career after graduating from the Professional Golf Management program at Arizona State University. After gaining his Class A status with the PGA of America, he was fortunate to work at several of Tucson’s premier golf courses including Tucson Country Club, where he ran the Junior Golf Program, and Ventana Canyon Resort, where he was a staff instructor for the Ventana Canyon Golf School. Bruce’s career has also included time working for Troon Golf Management at Sun Valley Resort’s Elkhorn, in his home state of Idaho, and as a private PGA Teaching Professional for some of China’s top ranked junior players in San Diego, California where he took one student to top honors at the Callaway Junior Worlds.
Bruce was mentored by some of the Southwest’s top-rated instructors and his teaching is influenced by golf methods of both past and present. He has worked with Dave Stockton, Jr., S.A.M. Putting Analysis, K-Vest, and Trackman. Bruce apprenticed with a G.S.E.B. instructor and has worked with Aimpoint-certified instructors. He is a true student of the game and incorporates historic principals, basic fundamentals, and modern methods of motion and analysis in his instruction.
A patient and devoted instructor, Bruce enjoys working with golfers of all ages and abilities. He strives to individualize each lesson to help his students better understand their own game and enjoy the challenges of golf.
Bruce and his wife Amy, currently divide their time between Klamath Falls, where he is the Director of Instruction at the Running Y golf course, and Mendocino, California, where he coaches the local high school golf team. Bruce feels very fortunate to be associated with OIT and is honored to be apart of the golf team coaching staff.