Growing up in Idaho, Chris grew up playing golf, baseball and basketball. Chris is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and tries to go to as many games as he can. Chris has always had a business mind as he has been a business owner in the furniture industry and a Partner in a Real Estate Development company prior to joining ClubCorp in 2009. He loved the golf business and knew this was going to be his career. He began his career in the golf industry with Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert, AZ working as a Tournament Director and Assistant golf professional.
In 2012, he accepted his first Head Professional position with Shady Valley Golf Club in Arlington, Texas. There he was able to learn and develop as a Head Professional and 2 years later he accepted a position as Director of Golf for Walnut Creek Country Club a 36 hole facility in Mansfield, Texas. In 2017, he had the opportunity to join Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the General Manager and served in the at roll for a year. His family wanted to get back to Texas and Stonebridge Country Club was a great fit for both him and his family.
Chris has been married Mackenzie since 2001, they have 3 beautiful children Emma, Cami and Carson. They live in Melissa, Texas and are really enjoying being back in Texas. Chris received his class ³A² membership into the PGA of America in 2014.
Chris is excited to be a part of a great team at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club!
Role: Director of Instructions
Serving Since: 2018
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My name is Ryan Martin and I am your new Director of Instruction. I am starting this week and look forward to meeting each one of you over the next couple of months and into the golf season. My goal is to get some great programs up and running for those of you that would like to improve your game. For all you junior golf parents, Chris, Josh, Jeffrey and Carlos have been doing a great job of coaching our junior program over the last couple of weeks in Chad Moscovics absence. I look forward to sitting down with many of you and getting feedback on the instruction at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
I am originally from Kansas and graduated from New Mexico State University. Throughout college, I was very fortunate to work with Tim Mahoney, a top-50 golf instructor and the Director of Education for Troon Golf. I have also had the privilege of learning from some of the best instructors in the business, including Mike LaBauve, Jeff Ritter, Randy Smith, & Jon Sinclair.
Most recently I was a golf ambassador and PGA golf instructor at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco. While at Stonebriar I helped build a junior golf program to over 120 players. I have spent time learning from some of the best club fitters in the world, including Bob Vokey himself. I have been recognized as one of the top Titleist fitters in North Texas.
I also worked my way up through Troon Golf to the position of Director of Instruction at two properties: The Golf Club of Estrella in Goodyear, Arizona and Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota.
As a passionate learner, I always continue to pursue educational opportunities with a focus on club fitting, biomechanics, and player development. I have been through Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) training as well as, Dr. Phil Cheetham and Dr. Sasho Mackenzie’s Forces and Motion. I am currently working on my certification for Golf Psych. Golf Psych is one of the top mental training programs in the world.
When not coaching, I am busy being a husband to my wife Leslie and a dad to two amazing boys, Huston (2 yr) & Sterling (3 mo).
Role: Director of Agronomy
Serving Since: 2019
We would like to welcome Jim Sanders back to Stonebridge Ranch Country Club as our next Director of Golf and Assistant General Manager. Jim has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of the golf industry, and has served as the General Manager at Lantana Golf Club for the past 4 years, Prior to Lantana, he spent time as our Director of Golf, the General Manager & Director of Golf at Gentle Creek Golf Club, and as the Head Golf Professional at several North Texas courses including Thorntree Country Club, Bridlewood Golf Club, and The Lakes at Castle Hills.
Jim graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Management and was a four-year letterman on the Red Raider Golf Team. He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Brandy, and they have two children, Brittney and Braeden, both of whom attend Texas Tech University. They currently live in Allen and have called that area home for the past 18 years.
When he’s not at the Club, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, watching any game involving the Red Raiders, hanging out with friends, and even an occasional round of golf.