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Chris Starkjohann

Chris Starkjohann

Chris Starkjohann
Independent Instructor



  • PGA Class A Member since 1983 and Quarter Century Member with over 35 years’ teaching experience
  • Former Head Professional at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, CA and instructor at facilities throughout San Diego County
  • Champion of the Nationwide St. Louis Classic (1998) and San Diego County Open (2002)
  • Played 12 years on Nationwide Tour and in numerous PGA Tour "majors" and events
  • Successful competitive player including honors as:
    • PGA National Senior Player of the Year (3 times, including 2009)
    • Southern California PGA Section:
      • Player of the Year (8 times)
      • Senior Player of the Year (3 times)
      • Senior Stroke Play Champion (4 times)
      • Stroke Play Champion (4 times)
      • PGA San Diego Chapter Player of the Year (7 times)
    • TPS Championship Champion (4 times)
    • Member of the PGA Cup Team (2007)
  • Course record-holder at several courses throughout Southern California
  • Incorporates A-Star video during lessons
  • Born in Texas and a native of Colorado whose hobbies include chess, poker and classic cars. 

Chris' objective is to have his students develop a consistent routine comprised of the basic fundamentals applied by a common sense approach. Students need to have fun, but set goals so they can evaluate their progress along the learning curve. Lessons are crucial in learning a consistent method, but practicing is a must if you want to improve. Golf is harder than it looks, but not as hard as we make it. I look forward to working with you soon.

Schedule a private lesson by calling Chris directly: 760-809-5568. Sign up for any of Chris' group classes in the pro shop: 760-720-GOLF (4653).

Email Chris: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Payments accepted for private lessons: Cash or personal check directly to Chris or use a CGC Gift Card in the pro shop. All group lesson fees paid in pro shop.


AGM Platinum Award Winner for Premier Golf Shops 2013-2016 (first years)


Golf World Best 100 Golf Shops 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (final year)


Golf Digest America’s Best 100 Clubfitters 2011-2016




Voted San Diego’s
Best Golf Shop 2012, 2014



KZG World's Top 100 ClubFitters 2015