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.