Chris Smeal, PGA


2015 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Chris Smeal, PGA

Future Champions Golf Academy at Stadium Golf Center

14781 Pomerado Road #201

Poway, California 92064

(619) 339-2377

Chris Smeal is a Top 50 Golf Digest instructor in California. Chris has a strong focus on developing the future through youth golfers and founded Future Champions Golf. It started as an academy for youth golfers to train has now become one of the fastest growing youth 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
  • GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

Technology used in instruction:

  • JC Video Systems
  • FlightScope
  • Edulfi
  • Casio Exilim

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: 1

Growth of the game initiatives: 

  • Future Champions Golf Academy/Tour
  • Hosted 62 events in 2014 for over 5000 junior golfers from over 30 countries. Hosted two tournaments that exceeded 500 players.
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