Despite being born in Oxford, England, and growing up in the midland county of Shropshire, Andrew always had a love of everything Western. He immigrated to the United States in 1980 to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Unfortunately lack of talent held him back, and he accidentally found himself running a small karate school in Southern California. After struggling to survive for eighteen months as a small business owner, he decided to focus all his attention on marketing. This focus soon paid off, and he quickly increased his income to six figures while still in his twenties.
His initial interest in marketing turned into a passion, and he quickly turned the single school into a national franchise of over four hundred units. After selling out of the karate business in the late ’90s, he moved to Florida, where he founded Legendary Marketing, a business designed to combine his passion for golf and travel with his marketing expertise.
Author of over forty sales, marketing, and personal-development books, including Legendary Advice, Making Your Business the One They Choose, Cunningly Clever Marketing, Selling Out Sell Everyone, Cunningly Clever Entrepreneur, The Golf Marketing Bible, and many more, Wood is considered the world’s leading expert in golf, resort, and real estate marketing.