PGA Director of Instruction/Head Professional
Park Ridge Golf Course
Chip is a PGA Member and is originally from Akron, Ohio. Go Bucks! He attended Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, graduating with a degree in Business Management. Chip played 2 years of varsity soccer and 4 years of varsity golf at Anderson University. Upon graduation, he was the Assistant Golf Coach for one season at his alma mater.
During his career as an Assistant Professional, Head Professional, Teaching Professional and Director of Instruction, Chip has coached and instructed his students in more than 15,000 private and group golf lessons. He has played professionally in over 50 PGA section events. One of his career highlights was working as the Assistant Golf Professional for 5 years at The Country Club at Muirfield Village, designed by fellow Buckeye native Jack Nicklaus and is the home of The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. During his time at The Country Club, he had the opportunity to assist in 3 separate golf clinics with guest instructors Jim Flick, David Leadbetter and Tom Watson.
Chip and his wife Amy live in Wellington with their beautiful daughters, Abby 12 and Alexa 6.
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"It has been my privilege to have Chip as my personal golf coach for the last couple of years. Through his teaching, my golf game has been elevated to levels that I did not know I was capable. Specifically, Chip's focus on a solid foundation allowed me to become a more consistent player and would eventually lead me to winning the "SOC Player of the Year" award during my senior year of high school. Without a doubt in my mind, Chip played a significant role in this accomplishment and continues to aid me in sharpening all aspects of my golf game. I would recommend Chip's professional instruction to any golfer who wishes to unlock their true potential and desires to have more fun playing golf" – Nathan R.
"I have known Chip for over 10 years. He is a great instructor and an even better person. When I first worked with Chip I had not been playing golf regularly due to an injury and my handicap was about a 15. In one season, we brought my handicap down to a 10 and I have been as low as a 5 during our time together. Chip's instruction is not limited to just the golf swing, he has helped me with all aspects of my game. Additionally, to having extensive knowledge of the full swing and short game, he is skilled at using today's technology to further help someone improve their game. I highly recommend Chip as a golf instructor" – Fred R.
"Before I met Chip, my swing was all over the place and I was too busy trying to be like Phil Mickelson to really focus on my own game. Through working with Chip, I learned not just the fundamentals about posture, grip and alignment, but also how to practice with a purpose. Chip is a great instructor because he quickly finds what skills need adjusted and gives you the proper drills to make corrections. I highly recommend taking a playing lesson with Chip. Our playing lesson together involved Chip observing and playing along with me for 9 holes. This really helped me to see the game in a new way. With Chip's help, I became a better decision maker on the golf course. Chip motivates his students with passion. The game ultimately becomes more fun. I went from shooting well above 100 to consistently scoring in the high 70's and low 80's. He has allowed me to reach goals that I thought were not achievable, such as making it to the high school state golf tournament and playing college golf. I know that Chip can not only make any golfer more successful, but he can make the game of golf more rewarding" Thanks Chip! – Carson F.
"As an amateur level golfer, I was searching for an instructor that would provide me with effective tips on how to improve my game so I am more comfortable playing a round of golf with others. In a single lesson, Chip was able to tweak my swing so that I was hitting straighter and farther – on the first day! There was no obligation to return several times for the marginal progress I was seeking, however, I will be back with the certainty that I will be better after the next lesson. Chip is an excellent instructor whom I would recommend to a golfer at any level looking to improve their game in a short period of time." – Mike H.
"I've worked with Chip for a couple of years now and his instruction has helped me improve my game drastically. Chip has a positive and supportive style of instruction that focuses on building strong fundamentals. His V1 Golf program on his iPad is great. The immediate feedback during our lesson, as well as his recorded instruction received via email is very helpful"– Diane M.
"I first started working with Chip about 4 years ago and find his style of instruction to be very effective. As a self taught player, he's had a tough job trying to "undo" a lot of my swing flaws. His consistent focus on the fundamentals has really helped me to understand my swing, improve my score and enjoy the game more. Chip uses current technology to video my swing and even compare it to PGA Tour players." – Tony M.