Prior to teaching full time, Bunky competed for nearly 20 years on a variety of professional tours including the PGA TOUR, the Champions Tour and various mini-tours. His competitive years afforded the opportunity to play, practice and socialize with the best players in the world; observe them and "pick their brain". Bunky received personal lessons from Bob Toski, Davis Love, III, Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Jim McLean and Jimmy Ballard.
What Bunky actually discovered, after years of practice and trying, literally every methodology and theory that seemed to make sense to him, was that there is NO "secret", NO "perfect" swing, NO one way! Ben Hogan refused to reveal his "secret" because he had NO one "secret", but a number of "secrets" which he continued to discover through hours and days of experimentation and practice. Bunky's teaching philosophy and goal is to help his students fully understand what causes a good golf shot or what few positions in the swing needed to achieve in order to produce that good shot consistently, how to incorporate these positions into the students' personal swing without instituting a major overhaul, and then giving them drills and practice routines for improvement and monitoring their practice.
Bunky is a proud inductee of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.