Chris Haarlow is the Class A PGA Instructor with Precision Golf School. Chris serves as the Director Instructor for Precision Golf School in addition to directing the Award Winning Precision Golf Junior Academy. He is recognized as one of the top instructors in North Carolina, featured at #7 by Golf Digest Top Teachers in North Carolina list.
Chris was named a Top-50 Master Kids Teacher in America by US Kids Golf Inc in its inaugural class in 2008. This award is given the top professionals who have dedicated their careers to developing youth golf in their communities and are known for their overall excellence and commitment to serving youth.
In 2011 Chris was named Carolinas PGA Junior Golf Leader. The Junior Golf Leader Award is given to the PGA Professional who has proven that his commitment to junior programs and initiatives has truly made an impact on the lives of junior golfers at their facility and in their community. In 2016, he was again recognized by the Carolinas PGA with the Player Development Award.
Chris grew up in the Pinehurst area and received some of the best golf instruction in the World as a junior golfer. He continues that tradition today with the Precision Golf School which he joined in 1999.
A three-time All-American on the Guilford College Golf Team (1989, 1990, 1991), Chris is also an accomplished golfer. He has one of the lowestscoring averages in Quaker history and was twice tournament medalist, including the 1990 District Championship. Following college, Chris played professionally for 6 years highlighted by the 1994 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
In 2000, Chris was instrumental in obtaining a USGA start-up grant for $80,000 to initiate the Triad Youth Golf Foundation. This program offers golf instruction to area kids in a structured mentoring program 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.
Throughout his tenure at Precision Golf, 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.