Chris Carroll not only battled the 65 player field today but also the rain and wind. Chris fired a round of 70 two under par which got a tie for fifth at the Greater Spring Shootout. The winner Mike Gilic fired a course record 64 eight under to win by three shots! Chris hopes to continue his good play as he gets ready to play the Buffalo Pro Am this Friday at Brierwood Country Club. Chris, and eight other pro’s will join some lucky amateur’s in small Pro-AM event.
Chris Carroll earns his first win last weekend at Royal New Kent Golf Club just outside of Richmond Va. Chris fired a two under round in very cold and wet weather. It took Chris two extra holes to win. This was Chris’s first playoff win.
On April 20 th at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Buffalo, Chris Carroll will be hosting a charity golf event to raise money for M.S. This event is a noon shotgun start. The format is a four man scramble. This is event is a little different then most charity events. On site well have four Hooters Tour Players giving free lessons and help to the players. Also some groups will have the chance to be paired up with them for the event. I also will be helping out players on the putting green also. This is a real chance to watch some great players play this game.
The cost of the event is 50 dollars to play. The fee covers you for golf,cart range balls and lunch. Come join us for fun and chance to meet the tour players. Please feel free to contact me or the club about info regarding the event.
Chris started off the season on the right foot,he finished third this year in the 104th Westminster Open. His 71 one under was good enough to earn him a small check but even bigger confidence. Chris didn’t heat up until the final five holes which included four birdies and one par. He’s next event won’t be until April when the Great Lakes Tour begins in Canada. Until then he will begin teaching in Buffalo at Chestnut Hill Country Club.
As of March 2013 Chris Carroll will become the new Director of Instruction at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Buffalo,NY. Chris plans to bring his knowledge of the golf swing to the members and guest of Chestnut Hill. Please contact the club for info on lessons. Chris also plans to still play golf on the mini tours. He will join the great lakes tour in Canada next season in hopes to regain some success he had in the past.
As for now Chris Carroll will be calling Buffalo New York home again. This will be his first winter here in over four years. With the new changes already happing like, joining Wilson’s golf staff and adding Dream 54 putting to his team it’s about time he stared looking for a new swing coach also. And he has found one.
Carroll will add a final part to his team this season and its, swing instructor Matt Wilson. Wilson is a member of CPGA and has been teaching the game of golf for awhile now. Carroll seems to think he has all the right tools to put him over the edge for next season.
Wilson is a former Division 1 golfer which is a accomplishment in it’s own right. He has spent many years playing the mini tours all around the country.
Matt’s coaching philosophy is founded on the belief that all people have unlimited potential and by taking a systemic approach to learning in which the student and coach follow a continual pattern of assessment, prioritization, planning, and re-evaluation, the student can realize their potential sooner.
With that, Matt focuses on the entirety of the individual, and takes into account all aspects of their game when assessing their current skill level before creating a plan for their improvement. Matt is also a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.
To give his students the best experience possible, Matt stays current on all research pertaining to learning and golf performance. As such, he is a student of all things related to motor learning, biomechanics, kinesiology, and sport psychology.
I feel that this is a perfect fit for both Chris and Matt going forward.