Chris Smeal, PGA


2014 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Chris Smeal, PGA

Future Champions Golf Academy at Stadium Golf Center

2990 Murphy Canyon Rd

San Diego, CA 92123

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Chris Smeal is a Top 50 Golf Digest instructor in California.  Chris has a strong focus on developing the future through junior golfers and founded Future Champions Golf. It started as an academy for junior golfers to train has now become one of the fastest growing junior golf programs in the world complete with a worldwide golf tour.

Facility type: Stand alone

Past awards/recognitions:

  • PGA Section Junior Golf Leader
  • PGA Chapter Junior Golf Leader
  • PGA Chapter Apprentice of the Year
  • U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher

Technology used in instruction:

  • JC Video Systems
  • FlightScope
  • Various training aids

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 12

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Future Champions Golf Academy/Tour