Jay studied Golf Operation under Class A PGA Master Golf Professional, Gordon Fulp, in 1982.
Bryan Park in Greensboro, NC 1986-1989 – Managed Super Camps, taught golf lessons and also operated the driving range.
Cardinal Country Club 1990 - Completed 6-month apprenticeship under Class A PGA Professional; successfully passed the PAT and Rules Test. Was the First Assistant Golf Professional; responsible for entire golf operation, pro shop, lessons, tournaments, clinics, junior interclub, club repair, sales, merchandising, club fitting, etc.
Forest Oaks Country Club, 1998-2001 – Worked with course Superintendent, Dan Winters. PGA Site of the Greater Greensboro Open.
In 2003 worked as an Assistant Golf Professional at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
From 1990-2003 played tournament golf in the Carolinas PGA Section and also participated in the qualifying rounds for the U.S. Open, the Kemper Open and the Greater Greensboro Open.