Alan's journey from being an 8-year-old junior golfer to having Golf Digest proclaim his invention, the NeuraPutt, as "the epitome of target practice" has been a testimony of perseverance. His passion and talent for the game began with his grandfather, PGA Teaching Pro, Sie Willis Jr., who taught and mentored Alan on the public golf courses of Detroit, Michigan. Alan competed on junior, high school, and collegiate levels. He received multiple golf scholarships offers and eventually played for teams in both NCAA and NAIA conferences.
Alan graduated from the University of South Florida. He earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Technical Writing, and Telecommunications. During his time in Florida, Alan interned with Golf Week Magazine through the PGA Tour and volunteered for the ChiChi Rodriguez Youth Academy.
When Alan's grandfather, Sie, tragically passed away in 1997, Alan lost all motivation for the game of golf. While taking some time away, Alan completed a Millwright Engineer apprenticeship for the nation's leading car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. But golf never really left his blood, mind, or heart. In 2012 he landed a Single Season Pro-Level Sponsorship to compete on Florida's mini-tour scene. Since then, he returned home to continue his career while remaining competitive by reinstating his Amateur Status. Alan quickly began stacking local and national wins - most notably, the Detroit Amateur Open (2015 and 2018) and the First Flight spot on the 2021 US Amateur Golf Team. He's now slated to play in the 0.0 - 4.9Hcp Divi- sion of the World Amateur Golf Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.