Chris is originally from Bremerton, Washington where he began playing golf at the age of 14. He has been working with his swing coach, Ken Kubitz, since May 2002.
Chris says, “Since I cannot diagnose my own golf swing at all times, it is important for me to have a swing coach. I trust Manuel and Ken with my golf game based on the results I have achieved by using the De la Torre method; a swing concept they have been working with for a combined 109 years. These are the same concepts that I use with all of my students today. These ideas work for ANYONE, regardless of age and ability.”
Chris played collegiate golf at Pacific Lutheran University (2003-2005), where he graduated with a BA in Communications. He was a two-time all-NWAC first team while attending PLU and is a disciple of legendary golf instructors Manuel de la Torre and Ken Kubitz.
He became a full-time teaching professional in the winter of 2006. Since that time, he has given over 5,000 lessons to students of all ages and abilities. The concept that he uses is geared toward simplifying a game that has been made entirely too complicated by misinformation. “If you want to be more consistent at anything in life you make it easier to accomplish, not more difficult. You cannot think about five things at once.”
Chris currently resides on the Olympic Peninsula, splitting time between Gold Mountain Golf Course and the Northwest Golf Range on Waaga Way.