Chris is currently the Head Golf Professional at Whispering Pines Golf Club, just outside of Houston. Before Whispering Pines, Chris was at the historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Ten PGA Tour events and thousands of lessons later Chris found his passion for teaching golf.
Chris has been nominated to Golf Digest and Golf Magazine's Top 100 instructor lists. He has had one student make it through all three stages of PGA Tour Qualifying School to earn a tour card and has taught four high school state champions. Of his junior students, more than a dozen have gone on to play collegiate golf. Chris has been published in Golf Digest, along with numerous other publications, and he continues to write monthly columns for Houston Links Magazine and DFW Links Magazine.
Chris believes all golfers fall into one of two impact positions, which he calls Rounded Impact and Target Impact. If the club works left after impact with the upper and lower body working with no hands you would fall into the rounded impact category. If you use arms and hands with less body rotation and the club points towards the target immediately after impact you fall into Target Impact. After thousands of hours studying impact positions, Chris believes all golf swings fall into one of these categories. Rounded Impact would be considered the more modern golf swing and the Target Impact would be considered more of an old school golf swing.
“Chris, I Played the last 2 days and hit the ball much better, took a lot of my "sway" out of my backswing. Still having trouble with chasing the ball after impact but I was hittin my drives with the face more square. Thanks for the help! ”
“Chris and I have been working together for three years and my game has continued to improve through his instruction. I am now on a golf scholarship at Texas Tech and have dreams of playing professionally when I graduate.”
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