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Introducing: golf instructor Chris Foley

crw_74771Chichaku is happy to welcome award-winning golf instructor Chris Foley as our resident professional. He will be dispensing tips along with photos and video footage for all aspects of the game.


Chris is a top golf instructor, one of only fifty pros in the USA awarded a Specialty Certification in Teaching (PGA Master Professional) in 2001. The following year he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the PGA’s Minnesota Section where he was working as head golf professional at Madden’s on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN. In 2004 he was Callaway Golf Fitter of the Year and was named Second Best Teacher in Minnesota in 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine. The same year, Golf Magazine listed him as one of the Top Teachers in the Region. In addition, he was named to T&L Golf’s MASTER CLASS of Teaching Pros in America. Chris is also a Level 1 Certified Hank Haney Instructor and one of only six teachers certified in Laser Optics Putting.


Currently working as Director of Golf for The Members’ Club at Wildewood Woodcreek Golf Course, Columbia, SC, he also runs the Chris Foley Golf School. Chris’ instructional programs have helped golfers of all ability levels play better golf and increase their enjoyment of the game. Through extensive use of the most technologically advanced video equipment, teaching aids, and club fitting, Foley emphasizes making each student’s golf swing as efficient as possible. Look out for a series of his tuition tips and tricks over the coming weeks.