Attended Lakewood High School and continued his education at Eastern Kentucky Uni- versity. Taylor enlisted in the Army from 1967-1970 and is a Vietnam Veteran. Taylor has been married to Linda (McGill) Taylor for 46 years.
Taylor began his career in golf in 1974 working at Tates Creek GC while he was a student. In 1976 and 1977 Taylor was the Assistant Professional under PGA member Don Shock at Columbus CC. In 1978 Taylor was the Assistant Professional at Marietta CC under Bernie Wentis.
Taylor became the Head Golf Professional at Miami Shores GC in 1979 and continued through the 1980 season before moving onto Marysville CC from 1981-1984 and Oakhurst CC from 1985-1986.
In December of 1986 Taylor was hired as the Head Golf Professional at Columbus CC following the retirement of Don Shock. Taylor remained the Head Golf Professional through his retirement in 2013. Following his retirement Columbus CC named their Annual Member Guest, The Taylor Cup.