Role: Teaching Professional
Serving Since: 2001
Chris graduated from Arizona State with a Bachelor’s degree in Business.
Chris turned professional in 1985 and played in several countries in Southeast Asia and South America while pursuing his goal of playing on the PGA Tour. He became a PGA of America apprentice in 1987. Chris achieved membership on the Hogan Tour and Nike Tour, now the Web.com Tour.
In 1992, Chris attained Class A status in the PGA of America and began his teaching career in earnest. He started with the John Jacobs’ Golf Schools in 1997, rising to Head Instructor at the Hillcrest Golf Course location in Sun City West before coming to Anthem in 2001. In his time at Anthem, Chris has taught all ages and experience levels of golfers, tailoring his instruction to the student, enabling them to enjoy the game more while understanding the foundation of that enjoyment is the never ending quest to improve.
Chris recently became the Boy’s Golf Coach at Boulder Creek High and looks forward to coaching the next generation of up and coming young players.
Some highlights of Chris’s playing career include: winning the 1989 Colorado and Kansas Opens, the 1987 and 1995 Southwest Section PGA Assistants Championship and the 1995 and 1998 SWSPGA Match Play Championship. Chris competed in the 1991 U.S. Open, 2001 Phoenix Open, and the 2011 U.S. Senior Open as well as qualifying for the PGA of America’s Professional National Championship eight times.
Chris is married to his wife Sally and has two sons, Brian and Kyle.
Role: Teaching Professional
Serving Since: 2014
Níchole Grover is an LPGA teaching professional with a back ground in S ports Psychology. Nichole is certified in TPI, golf specific personal training, sports nutritionist, flight scope & SNAG golf. Before coming to Anthem Country Club, she was an LPGA teaching professional at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale and was the Director of Golf at Windy Hill GC in Virginia. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Níchole taught at several courses throughout the city and was the Head Women's golf coach at University of Illinois Springfield leading the program to unprecedented heights.
Níchole, who is a huge golf advocate, started and helped instruct multiple junior golf camps, clinics and tournaments over the past 20 years. Her ability to create a vision along with her commitment to the value of golf shows in her involvement with charity events including her own. The H Albert Inkel Memorial Fund was started in 2010 and awards over $2000 in scholarships to local junior golfers each year.
In 2012, Níchole received the Civilian Award “In the Honor of Meritorious direct “hands-on” in an act of humanitarian nature directed at young children”. In 2010, Níchole was awarded the Celebrity citizen award by the Mayor of Springfield for her support and contribution to the city.
As a player, Níchole has experienced a tremendous amount of success on the links and was a pioneer in the Central Illinois golf community. Along with her outstanding prep career, Níchole holds the women's course record of 67 at The Rail Golf Course and the Women’s course record in The Round the Town Tournament with a 64.
Níchole is married and has three children.