Monte is originally from Bozeman, Montana, where he was introduced to the game of golf through several of his friends. His junior accomplishments include a high school state championship and team MVP. After moving to California in 1989, he spent several years at San Joaquin C.C. in Fresno where he became interested in golf as a profession. He then spent eight years at River Island C.C. where he completed all of his PGA requirements for membership. He was employed as the head professional for five years, during which time he was very active in the NCPGA tournament schedule. His playing career was highlighted by a quarterfinal appearance at the 1999 NCPGA match play tournament.
In November of 2000, Monte came to Bernardo Heights Country Club as the head golf professional. He has spent this time supervising the golf and tournament operation at the club as well as all teaching programs. Monte’s favorite aspect of the golf business is building relationships with his students and members. He is extremely committed to his responsibility as a PGA professional.