Our goal is to provide the highest quality golf instruction in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Implementing this type of learning environment is paramount to each student’s success regardless of their player level. All players come in different flexibilities, body styles, and athletic abilities therefore it is important to teach our students the fundamentals and techniques that enhance their natural ability to strike the golf ball. There are specific positions that all good players possess and it is important to identify each player’s tendency and implement the proper drills and strategies to eliminate their tendency. Consistency in the information and the delivery of that information is what makes us an instruction destination worldwide. This style of teaching system allows us to provide first class instruction in a state of the art setting and encourages our students to reach their maximum potential.
The Head Instructor of the Golf Academy is Chris George, PGA, who has been ranked #1 in Virginia by Golf Digest Magazine in their 2013-2014 50 Best Teachers in America List.
A native of Richmond, Chris was appointed as the Director of Instruction at Kingsmill in 2003, and has since grown into one of the most accomplished coaches in the Middle Atlantic region today. He was voted the No. 1 instructor in the state of Virginia in Golf Digest’s most recent rankings of the Best Teachers in Your State, and was also recognized by the PGA as the 2010 Middle Atlantic Section Teacher of the Year. Among Chris’ many other accomplishments, he was named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teacher in 2008 and Honorable Mention in 2009 and 2012, and was selected as a Golf Range Association of America (GRAA) Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional in 2014.
In 2013, Chris was honored as a Top 100 Fitter (Northeast Division) by TaylorMade. Chris is also certified as a custom fitter by Cleveland, Mizuno, Nike, and Ping, and is a K-Vest Level I Certified Professional. Under his direction, the Golf Academy at Kingsmill Resort was recognized by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America in 2008.
George recently was named one of the inaugural instructors of the newly formed Golf Channel Academy. He’s among the first 40 of the game’s most influential and recognizable teachers coming together to establish a dedicated network of instruction facilities with the active support of Golf Channel.