Southern Swing Golf

Southern Swing Golf

5.0 (11)
23 hires on
2 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

Outside of a M.S. degree in Sports Science, I would say my experience with top instructors at Sea Island, Sawgrass, and various PGA pros around the country ihi MMB b bs what gives me a competitive advantage over other pros.  I worked eight years at Sea Island and have been fortunate enough to have worked in their VIP schools with Jack Lumpkin (#3 in world), Gayle Petellj b  b yh BBIAB hrson (#23), and Mike Shannon (T. Woods putting coach Windermere and head putting instructor of all PGA Courses). 

Additionally, my coach prior to my career ending accident, was Mike Taylor, who was also the coach of Lucas Glover (PGA Tour pro and winner of U.S. Open). I have also worked with numerous PGA pros and competed against M. Thomas, C. Carr, A. Cordes, J. J u u Demale, and many more top players after my collegiate playing days on the Cumberland University Golf Team (Lebanon, TN). 

Currently, outside of teaching, I am building software for the golf industry which should be up by June 2020.  Please check it out b/c if I cant help you, there will be other instructors on there that may be a beter fit, and my goal is to see all players improve and enjoy the game.   

Seeing that "WOW" moment from kids and/or new students that figure out the process that is provided to them and seeing them slowly move into the next stages until it begins to click. 

Adding hours of availbility for those who wish to see.  If hours do not fit, please inquire and I may be able to fit you in at another time.  

Mon:  9 - 11am; 5 - 8pm (by appointment)

Tue:  8am - 7pm (by appointment)

Wed:  8am - 7pm (by appointment)

Thur:  8am - 10am; 6 - 8pm (by appointment)

Fri:  8am - 10am; 6 - 8pm (by appointment)

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Marietta, GA 30067
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11 Reviews


  • Anand Vijay

    I had my first lesson with Chris today. He was very quickly to point out my swing flaws, and by the end of the lesson I was hitting long draws with my driver. He gave me simple drills to implement in my take away, and use more of my hands because I was trying to hard with my body and was losing the timing of my shots. Using slo-mo video of my swing, he pointed out where my hands needs to be, where the club needs to be and I was able to quickly implement his suggestions. Of course, it's going to take a bunch of practice on my end to make these stick. One thing I really liked about him is that he didn't immediately try to sell me a lesson pack or anything like that. He simply gave me 5 different drills to practice for the next 2 weeks and hit him up again to do another evaluation (if needed) to see how things have progressed. Can't wait to keep at it and see how it all comes together. Excited to see what's in store for my game.

  • Jake Mims

    Chris has been a great coach so far. He really gets into detail with things and puts extra emphasis on the foundation to a good golf swing. He is very patient and willing to spend extra time with you to get your swing where it needs to be. After one lesson and a couple days practicing Chris’s drills I can honestly say I am already feeling more confident in my ball striking.

  • Austen Bernhardt

    Chris was a great instructor. I’ve been golfing for years but never took a lesson and had poor fundamentals. Within two sessions Chris had me striking my irons much more consistently. He has a great approach to teaching and is very affordable! Would definitely recommend to both new and experienced golfers.

  • Kate Pettorini

    Chris has been an excellent instructor! As an adult who is very new to the golf world, Chris has been patient and has a great way of explaining all of the basics of a good golf swing. I feel way more confident about walking out onto the course after working with Chris and hope to continue improving with his instruction. Very highly recommend!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1) Meet and ask them to tell me about their process (good and bad) about their game (i.e. Driver, irons, chipping, putting).

2) Watch them perform any of the above

3) Provide quick feedback and/or why it is happening

4) Communicate, Demonstrate, and Assist (auditorily visually, and/or kinestheticaly) what is happening.

5) Video (2nd lesson) and show them pre and post results.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Played golf Collegiately (Cumberland University)

Worked with Dr. Greg Rose (MyTPI) and Bobby Duval (P.T.) when they were in Maryland.

Worked 8yrs at Sea Is. Golf Learning Center and Spa

M.S. Degree In Sports Science (Life U)

Competed on Hooters, Peach State Tour, Open Golf Atlanta, SSG Tour, USGA (pub links quarters)

Former Kids Golf Instructor (TGA). 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.


1 session                 3 sessions              5 sessions     

    $50               $135 ($45/lesson)       $200 ($40)   

                              10% Discount               20%            

   *Package Rates Does NOT Include Range Balls.

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How did you get started teaching?

See History above.  

Friends and family all wanted tips and suggestions on how to get better at golf, so when results came I began instructing others. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Kids (8-12 yrs of age)

Females (Former College Player)


Intermediate (want to play college or tour)

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Coming to a close on my company's new software for the golf industry. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Practice what is given.  Do not get frustrated when you do not get it immediately.  It is a process that takes time for the brain and body to become in sync. 

Also, play the ball down always.  This only encourages your brain to make a neuronal adaptation to the situation at hand and creates an ability to hit that shot or any trouble shot better when faced with it at a later time. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What can I do to my body to create more control, longer drives and better feel on my shots?

How many lessons do you ask me to take before you suggest that I move on to another instructor if it is not working between us?

...this lets you know if the instructor is in it for you or just for the money. 

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