Meet the Golf Staff

Chris Bates

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 703.779.2022 ext 5387

He was born and raised in the State of Washington but moved to Central North Carolina soon after graduating from Washington State University.  Before River Creek, Chris was the Director of Golf at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken South Carolina.  Chris is married to Kristi and has two children, Megan 10 years old and Charlie 8 years old.  Chris takes pride in his work and is passionate about mentoring and training young golf professionals as well as teaching and growing the great game of golf.  Chris is excited and looks forward to his first season at River Creek Club.

John Ronis

Role: Executive Director of Instruction
Serving Since: 2018

John Ronis has been teaching in the Middle Atlantic Section for over 20 years. He is well known for his development of junior golfers, who have played in over 10 USGA National Championships, including Match Play portions of those events. His service oriented approach and calm demeanor makes his teaching fun and enjoyable for all levels of players. His simplistic approach, and use of cutting edge technology has yielded results for thousands of students.

John played his collegiate golf at The University of Connecticut, where he was a four year starter and 3 year captain.

John is co host of "Sunday Tee Time" with Steve Czaban, on ESPN 980 and "The Capitol Golf Gang" podcast.

Matt Ryan

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2015

Scott Seville

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2009

Scott grew up in Sterling VA and graduated from Park View HS. He then attended Fairmont State University WV, on a baseball scholarship. He began his golf career in 2002 as the Director of Instruction at the Sterling Park Golf Swim and Tennis Club as well as a lead instructor for Nike Golf Schools. He was an Outside Operations Manager and Caddiemaster at Trump National Washington DC before coming to River Creek in 2009. Scott is now an Assistant Golf Professional and Head of Golf Instruction at River Creek.