Chris Smeal

Chris Smeal

Future Champions Golf at Stadium Golf Center

2990 Murphy Canyon Road

2990 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, California 92123, US

Please indicate past awards won/recognitions:
GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, Golf Digest Best in State, Other (Indicate specific awards in 3-a below)

Other awards won (if provided):
Golf Digest Top Teachers under 40, SCPGA Player Development Award. SCPGA Youth Player Development Award

Total number of individual lessons given per year:
Male: 500
Female: 300
Junior: 1000

Total number of individual clinics given per year:

Please indicate any Growth of the Game initiatives your facility/academy has launched over the past year (please give specifics on such programs):
I built a short game area in my back yard and now teach 10-15 hours a week at my house. The back yard is now a secret weapon for my students to succeed. The green is 13 on the stimp with 9 holes and 4 chipping areas.

We also started a Junior Golf Magazine that now gets read each month by over 2000 people and growing. We launched a Podcast to help junior golfers and their parents on the college recruiting process and overall player development. We just filmed episode 6 of the podcast and it is played on Spotify and You Tube.

Please share any programming you have made to keep your customers & students engaged:
Our Future Champions Golf Tour has continued to expand and is now the largest tour in the world. We have over 120 annual events in 11 US States and we host events now in Mexico too. Our partners host events in over 40 countries worldwide and players then qualify to play in our FCG World Championship each summer. This year 700 junior golfers came to compete on 10 Championship Golf Courses. We have had over 7,000 kids participate in tournaments this year.