Chip Sullivan, PGA General Manager and Director of Golf
Chip has been a PGA Class A Member of the PGA for 26 years. Chip comes to Royal New Kent having worked at several outstanding facilities across the country. 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 exceptional player in your own right. After winning the SEC Championship his senior year and graduating from Ole Miss, Chip turned pro and has been a member of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and South African’s Sunshine Tour. He has played in 9 majors with a best finish 31st-T in the 2004 PGA Championship 7 shots behind VJ Singh. Additionally, Chip has racked up over 80 PGA sanctioned wins in 40 states and 9 countries. His most memorable win came in 2007 when he won the PGA Professional National Championship in Sunriver, Oregon. With Chip’s background as a player, teacher and leader Chip hopes to help each golfer enjoy the experience of Royal New Kent Golf Club has to offer.
Chris Gossett, Assistant Golf Professional
Chris Gossett was recently hired as Assistant 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…
Golf Shop: 804-766-7023