As a young man Mario's love of golf inspired him to become a PGA golf professional. Mario completed the rigorous PGA training and management program and became a Certified "Class A" PGA Professional. Over the course of his career, he has taught and practiced his trade at Springdale Country Club, Rossmoor Golf Club and Pike Brook Country Club (now known as Mattawang Golf Club). He has owned and managed the former Lakewood Golf Center in Ocean County and Windsor Greens Golf Center in Mercer County for over 30 years. As a "Class A" PGA member, Mario is active in the New Jersey Section and has been twice nominated for Teacher of the Year. He has specialized in golf instruction and has vast experience teaching all levels and all ages. He has worked with and learned from top name instructors and golfers, including nationally recognized and "Top 100" Teacher Jimmy Ballard.