Maderas Golf Club located in San Diego, CA is home to a Team West affiliate coached by Chris Mayson. Coach Mayson is the regional director for USA Team West.
Chris was born and raised in England and was hooked on golf when he made his first hole in one at the age of 8. At the time he was the youngest person in the British Isles to achieve such a shot.
His love of golf grew from there and he quickly made strides on the junior circuit representing England in golf tournaments throughout the world. Chris received the highest honor in golf when he captained the England Schools Team in the European Championships.
Due to Chris’ accomplishments around the world he was offered ten scholarships to over ten US Colleges including Northwestern and Tennessee. He eventually decided on Purdue University. Chris became the first ever Big Ten freshman of the year for Purdue, where he also received All Big Ten honors when leading the Boilermakers to 2 NCAA Central Regional Titles and a 7th place finish in the 2002 NCAA Championships.
After Graduating with a degree in Sports Psychology, Chris moved to San Diego to realize his goal of being a professional golfer. He had a successful first couple of years playing over nine different tours throughout the world with over twenty top ten finishes to his name. Injury cut his career short in 2006, and Chris now uses his extensive experience to help golfers reach their true potential.
Chris has extensively studied the golf swing and game of golf for over 15 years. He has been fortunate enough to receive lessons from many illustrious golf instructors, and played with some of the best players in the world including Sergio Garcia, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Luke Donald. He has used these experiences to garner a great understanding of the physics of golf, a training method that is second to none, and more importantly is able to achieve great results out of anyone with any swing
“I got lost in perfecting my own golf swing… I use this experience to keep it very simple for my clients so that they can head quickly in the right direction.” –Chris Mayson
Chris was featured in the golf instruction book “Golf” by Paul Ashwell, on the cover of Golf Now Chicago, he was the model for “The Perfect Swing” in a golf instructional DVD, and famously shown as the ideal swing in the Medicus Driver Infomercial.
Chris has been fortunate to have coached the very best players in the world, including guiding 3 time LPGA Tour winner, IK Kim, to the Top 5 in the world. Chris has also coached PGA Tour winner, Brendan Steele, 6 time LPGA Tour winner, Hee Won Han, NCAA Champion and European Tour winner, Maria Hernandez, NCAA First Team All American and Palmer Cup player, James Erkenbeck, 3 time LPGA Tour winner Beatriz Recari and LPGA Kraft Nabisco Champion Sun Young Yoo.
Chris’ true passion is guiding elite juniors to obtain College Scholarships which he has done the extensively the last 7 years. Chris has taught the San Diego Junior Player of the Year the last 6 years, and has had 25 players gain places on college teams in that time. Due to the accomplishments of his students, Chris was nominated to Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Instructor list only to find out he was too young to be eligible. Chris was also a Finalist for Golf Digest’s Best Young Teacher in America.