Chris was raised in Kennewick, Washington where he began playing junior golf at the age of 8 years old. He finished 2nd place in the 1st WJGA State Championship in 1977 behind Fred Couples.
Chris joined the staff at Wine Valley Golf Club in January of 2018. His passion is leading staff on the mission to build a welcoming and friendly environment for guests and employees.
Chris has received numerous Central Washington Chapter PGA Awards including being named Chapter Teacher of the Year 4 times.
His 41 years as a Golf Professional include positions at Emerald Valley Golf & resort (Eugene, OR), Tri-City CC (Kennewick, WA), Whidbey G&CC (Oak Harbor, WA), Useless Bay G&CC (Langley, WA) & Columbia Park GC (Kennewick, WA).
Assistant Golf Professional – Brady Sharp
Brady started playing golf at age 6 and at age 11 he started playing in WJGA (Washington Junior Golf Association) events. Brady turned pro in 2005 and started working at Walla Walla Country Club. Brady spent 13 years there as an Assistant Golf Professional. Brady spent most of 2018 and 2019 traveling the country playing in Monday Qualifiers for the Korn Ferry Tour before joining the Wine Valley team full time in early 2020.
WJGA State Champion 2000
Junior America’s Cup Team Member 2002, Puetz Award (MVP)
Qualified all 4 years (4A State Highschool) Lost in Playoff Senior Year
2004 NWACC Champion
2017 Rosauers Open Champion (shot final round 60)
2018 Monday Qualified for the Utah Championship (Korn Ferry Tour)
2020 Monday Qualified for the Utah Championship (Korn Ferry Tour)
2020 Oregon Open Champion
2020 Pacific Northwest Section Player Of The Year