About Christopher

Christopher Smith is an award-winning PGA Teaching Professional based at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club outside of Portland, OR, a consultant with Nike, Inc. and Nike Golf, and the Guinness World Record Holder in Speedgolf (a round of 65 played in 44 minutes with just six clubs at the Chicago Speedgolf Open in 2005). He is an adjunct faculty member with the PGA of America, and has been featured in articles in Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and GolfWeek. Christopher authored "I’ve Got 99 Swing Thoughts but ‘Hit the Ball’ Ain’t One" (Crown, 2007), and created the neuroscience-based "Better Golf" audio CD.

Christopher has instructed professionally since 1988 in a wide variety of environments, both domestically and abroad. His list of students includes Tour players, professional athletes, CEO’s, top-ranked juniors – and recreational hackers. His coaching blends tools, technology and vast experience, all geared to create a learning experience that is both enjoyable and performance-based. Christopher played collegiate golf at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and later on the European Challenge Tour, before pursuing his passion for coaching and instruction. He is a graduate of the University of Utah where he holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Russian.
 

Professional Accolades

  • Developer of the CS Golf Experience
  • Creator of the Train2Trust programs
  • Guinness World Record Holder in Speedgolf - 109:06 (a score of 65 played in 44 minutes, 06 seconds, carrying six clubs)
  • 2004 Pacific Northwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2003 Oregon Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Runner-Up in the 2006 Oregon Open & 2007 Northwest Open
  • Selected from 2003-2015 by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top instructors in Oregon
  • Adjunct Faculty Member with the PGA of America
  • Swoosh Elite Staff Member with Nike Golf and consultant with Nike, Inc.
     








More Press

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GolfDigest.com “Breaking 100/90/80 PLUS 70″

Want the secret to shooting lower scores? Play faster. Slow play doesn’t just make you want to kill the foursome in front of you. Iit also kills your game.

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NIKE Golf Ad

Nike One Platinum Ball Advertisement

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PGA Professional Christopher Smith urges his peers to do more to help students actually play better golf

Are you teaching students to play golf or just how to swing the club? Swinging the club in a reasonably efficient manner is but a small part of playing better golf.

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