ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Chip Sullivan is the PGA Director of Golf at Royal New Kent Golf Club in Providence Forge, Virginia. Chip worked has worked at several fine clubs throughout his 26 years as a PGA Professional. During this time, Chip has been the guest speaker at various schools and organizations including the Middle Atlantic PGA and the VSGA. In addition, Chip has written several golf articles in various publications and once had an instructional radio spot in called, “Chip’s Tips”.
Chip’s teaching philosophy can be summed up into 3 words – impact, impact impact! There are many different way to square up the clubhead at impact and it is up to the instructor to find the easiest and most efficient way for the student to improve
It is Chip’s belief that to be a well-rounded golf professional you should not only possess exceptional business skills and ability and desire to serve others but also be an accomplished player in your own right. Chip has been a member of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and the South African Tour in past years. He has racked up over 80 wins in 40 states and 9 countries on mini-tours and PGA club professional events and has played in 9 major Championships. His most memorable win came in 2007 when he won the PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Oregon. Through his accomplishments and golf knowledge, Chip hopes to motivate each person so they take full advantage of their own golfing capabilities and find pleasure in golf, too.
Assistant Golf Professional
Chris Gossett was recently hired as Golf Professional at Royal New Kent Golf Club. Chris has been playing golf for more than 35 years, and has worked as a golf professional for 17 years. He has played competitive golf at the junior, high school, university, amateur and professional levels. Chris turned professional in 1997 and has worked at 9 golf facilities, administering more than 1400 private lessons, hundreds of group clinics, numerous junior programs and many golfer development programs specifically designed for the novice or beginner golfer. Chris is passionate about keeping the learning process fun. He stresses fundamentals- proper posture, the correct grip, accurate alignment and athletic balance. Once a golfer is established with these fundamentals, he will then incorporate more intricate departments of the game. Chipping, pitching, putting, bunker play, long Irons/hybrids, short irons, fairway woods, driving, trouble shots, and even golf course management the strategy of playing golf will be covered. Chris is confident he can improve your game and help you enjoy the game of golf more! Inquire in the golf shop or visit our website for more information…
There are basically two categories of golf lessons; Group and Individual.
Group Lessons or clinics are ideal for those golfers who have the same needs or interests and therefore will be getting the same information, for example:
- Corporate outings
- Golf schools
- Business leagues
and so on…or when the instruction is concentrated on one specific subject, for example:
- Sand Shots
The main advantage is lower cost.
Private Instruction is best for golfers who have been playing awhile and may have developed problems specific to themselves, requiring an individual improvement plan and coaching.
For those just starting out who may feel uncomfortable in a group setting or simply want the instructor’s individual attention, the Private Series that offers 5 lessons for the price of 4 is popular.
Private lessons are 30 minutes long. We are usually doing a disservice to the student by going any longer. Our instruction is concise and simple. Our objective is to make the game easier for our students and not to over-coach. We realize giving too much information to quickly is counterproductive. We are here to “teach not preach”!
- Chip Sullivan, PGA Director of Golf: $60 and $50 for juniors
- Chris Gossett, Assistant Professional: $50 and $40 for juniors