After completing his military service in the United Sates Navy, and graduating from the University of Southern California, Bob’s college degree in Business Finance allowed him to enter the investment business as a Floor Trader for the investment firm Wedbush, Noble and Cook, on the floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in Los Angeles California.
Several years later when the stock market turned upside down, and because he was an outstanding golfer, he was invited to be one of the first Golf Professionals at the new and prestigious Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, where he immediately entered the Professional Golfer’s Association Apprentice Program.
He completed the P.G.A. Business School's I and II, specializing in the areas of Marketing, Merchandising and Golf Instruction, when he became a “Certified Golf Instructor” in the program.
Bob won the first two Professional Golf Tournaments he entered, including the Andy Williams San Diego Open Pro Am. He played in numerous mini-tour events in Georgia, Florida, and the Carolina's. He also played on the former Grapefruit Tour in the Western United States, and was frequently among the “top 10” money earners.
While on the staff at Big Canyon Country Club, he met and subsequently cultivated a close personal friendship with Randall Presley, Founder, President and CEO of Presley Development Company in Newport Beach, California.
Because of his vast experience, his personality, and his ability to get along with people, Bob was asked if he would consider terminating his responsibilities at Big Canyon, and assume the new responsibility of Sales Manager, at the prestigious Nellie Gail Ranch in Laguna Hills California.
He believed this was an opportunity that was too good to turn down. He accepted the challenge and within the first two years, became one of the top New Home Sales persons in the country.
Years later and quite suddenly, a series of events transpired
which threatened to change his life forever. To help him overcome the
challenges that he knew Bob would face, a good friend urged him to begin
writing a story about the series of events which would soon follow.
realized after listening to his friend, that he should indeed heed his friend’s
suggestion, and begin writing the story which was about to unfold. This began an
entirely new career for Bob.
The story of "KATE" is Bob's first effort into becoming a "published" author. Please enjoy the brief synopsis below.