Chris Haarlow is a Class A PGA Instructor with Precision Golf School in Greensboro, NC. Chris serves as Director Instructor for PGS in addition to directing the award winning Precision Golf Junior Academy. Chris has been named a Top-50 Master Kids Instructor by US Kids Golf. This award, given the top professionals who have dedicated their careers to developing junior golf, shows Chris’ excellence and commitment to serving youth.
Chris grew up in Pinehurst, North Carolina and as a junior golfer received some of the best golf instruction available. From world renowned teachers such as Peggy Kirk Bell, Harvie Ward, Dr. Richard Coop, Dr. Bob Christina and Eric Alpenfels, Chris has learned his craft from some of the best. He continues that tradition today with the Precision Golf School. Teaching alongside Robert Linville since 1999, they have elevated PGS to one of the finest in the Carolinas.
A three-time All- American on the Guildford College Golf Team (1989, 1990, 1991), Chris is also an accomplished golfer. He has one of the lowest scoring averages in Quaker history and was twice tournament medalist, including the 1990 District Championship. He was inducted into the Guild College Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Following college, Chris played professionally for six years highlighted by playing in the 1994 US Open at Oakmont CC. He played in six PGA Tour Qualifying schools advancing to the second round on four occasions. As a PGA Professional, he has won numerous pro-ams including the 2009 Carolinas PGA Section Pro-Assistant.
Chris has always been involved with our community and promoting the game. In 1999, he was instrumental in obtaining a USGA start-up grant for $80,000 to initiate the Triad Youth Golf Foundation. The TYGF offers golf development program for area kids that goes far beyond the basics. Scores of area kids receive their fullest exposure to the fun, challenges, and traditions of golf during the extensive clinics staged by Chris and his assistants. The TYGF also administers the largest girls golf tour in the Country. The Peggy Kirk Bell Tour operates through three different states and has over 225 annual members playing on the 23 event schedule.
Throughout his career, Chris has been leading the growth and advancement in the quantity and quality of offerings presented. Chris' enthusiasm and passion for instructing the game is seen throughout the Junior Academy and beyond. Chris's days are spent working with adults looking for an edge or collegiate golfers honing their skills, and his afternoons and evenings training junior players looking to make their mark on the game.
Chris has worked with developing the Shotstat.com website as a way for golfers to learn about their games and understand their strengths and weaknesses. He has been instrumental in formulating ideas and concepts to engage junior golfers and parents to learn each time they play or follow their child on the course. The “Active Fan” allows online following for each family member, interested coach or friend to watch the action on the course as the junior plays. As the rounds amass, the juniors can start to structure their practice and instructional lessons to target the areas that are holding their games back.