Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2012
Phone Number: 770.810.3175
Chris Marotto has been in the golf business for over 13 years. His grandfather “Pops” Marotto taught him how to play the game at the age of 12. He played High School Golf on the varsity team for 6 years in Buffalo, New York and won the ECIC Division title his senior year.
He received his Bachelor of Science at the University at Buffalo of New York, while he majored in Business. From there he moved to Atlanta to follow his passion and love of golf. He began his career as an outside service employee at Crooked Creek Golf Club and worked his way up the golf chain to become Assistant Golf Professional, Head Golf Professional and then Director of Golf in just 5 years time. He has held the Director of Golf position here at The Manor for the past 5 years.
Chris excels in golf Instruction which his favorite part of the golf business. He has worked with over a thousand students in his life with ages varying from 4 to 94 and all different skill levels. He enjoys getting new players acclimated to the game and loves to get children and women more involved in golf. He has hosted over hundreds of charity outings throughout his career and helped raise over 1 million dollars for local charities and organizations through the outings hosted here at The Manor this past year. He is an active player in the Georgia PGA Section and earned his Class A PGA status in 2010.
Chris hosts after school clinics on Wednesday’s for children ages 6-13. The Manor also offers the opportunity for children to “Try out” for their PGA Junior Golf League during the summer. We offer several Parent-Child events as well as 4 week long summer Golf Clinics that run from 9AM – 12:30PM Monday thru Thursday. The summer program raps up in august with the Junior Club championship. We have had several success stories when it comes to Junior Golfers. Chris Marotto taught recent 2016 US Open qualifier Ryan Stachler from ages 7-12. Ryan was able to get a full ride to the University of South Carolina, half for golf and half for academics. Chris continues to be present in Ryan’s game and has caddied for him in recent qualifying events. Another huge success story is Chris’ star student Jake Peacock. Jake has won a multitude of events with one of his biggest highlights being the 2015 National Drive, Chip & Putt challenge held at The Masters at Augusta National. This event was televised on the Golf Channel and Jake was able to beat everyone in in the nation in the 11-12 year old age division. Jake continues to dominate the sport at such a young age and will sometimes help Chris out with his golf clinics to teach kids the different shots he has learned and give his insight on the mental aspect it takes to win tournaments.