Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN is home to a Team Midwest affiliate coached by Chris Foley. Coach Foley is the regional director for USA Team Midwest.
Chris Foley has grown and enhanced his skills by learning from the best in the industry. His biggest influences have been from world-renowned instructors Hank Haney and Mike Shannon. Haney is consistently recognized as one of the top teachers in the world and has worked with over 100 PGA and LPGA Tour players. Mike Shannon is one of the best putting instructors in the world, currently teaching 30+ Tour players and some of the top amateurs in the country. He has been extremely innovative and influential in putting instruction.
The main focus of his professional career has been increasing the enjoyment of golfers through his instruction programs. Foley annually gives 1000+ individual lessons along with many different group offerings including his Junior Golf Development Program. In the last 15 years, over 30 of Foley's students have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Chris Foley Golf takes advantage of the latest in technology to enhance the learning experience. Currently, he is the only professional in Minnesota using TrackMan. TrackMan is the gold standard in radar technology for teaching and fitting.
Chris has been a member of the PGA of America since 1992. His hard work and dedication to growing the game has made him one of only 57 members to be granted the Master Professional of Instruction status. His professionalism and passion for the game has allowed him to work at some of the best courses in the United States such as:
Director of Golf - The Members Club, Columbia, SC 2010-2012
Head Golf Professional - Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN 1997-2010
Head Golf Professional - Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines, IA 1995-1997
Assistant Golf Professional - Wakonda Club, Des Moines, IA 1991-1995
Assistant Golf Professional - Des Moines Golf and Country Club, West Des Moines, IA 1989-1991