Chris McDonnell - Academy Manager & PGA Professional
Chris became a PGA Professional at the age of 25 and experienced great success as a player and coach.
He was 2014 PGA Great Britain & Ireland Club Professional Champion, 2014 Austrian PGA Champion, a PGA England International, a European Challenge Tour player and Alps Tour winner.
Chris joined Golf At Goodwood from the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain where he was a teaching professional, and previous to that a professional at Hexham Golf Club in Northumberland. Chris has a tremendous amount of experience coaching all levels from beginners to elite players, coordinating ladies and junior coaching programmes and producing memorable teaching and practicing experiences.
Get to know Chris:
Age started playing golf: Nine-years-old
Favourite Courses: Royal Lytham & St Annes, Archerfield Links (Fidra Course)
Favourite Tournament: The Ryder Cup
Favourite player of all time: Tiger Woods
Fantasy 4-ball: Tiger Woods, Rodger Federer and Steven Gerrard
Notable golfing achievements: 2017 PGA Cup Winner, 2014 GB&I PGA Club Professional Champion, 2014 Austrian PGA Champion, 2014 England PGA International, 2012 Slovenian Open Champion, 2007 NE/NW PGA Matchplay Champion, 2005 England Amateur International, 2003 & 2001 Northumberland County Champion, 2000 England Schoolboy International.
Best advice for a golf beginner: Invest in some lessons to learn the fundamentals, these are so important to a golfers development and will allow you to enjoy the game more.