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Chris Van Der Velde

  • Birthplace: Norwich, Conn.
  • Residence: Sisters, Ore.
  • Birth Date: 01/17/1964
  • Age: 45
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • PGA Membership: 2000
  • PGA Section: Pacific Northwest
  • Eligibility Code: 5

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Player Notes

PGA Golf Executive at Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore., where he served as director of golf development for Arrowood Development LLC, guiding the course to completion in 2008 . . .Raised in Norwich, Conn., Van der Velde carries dual citizenship in the U.S. and the Netherlands. . .Also has been a member since 1999 in the Professional Golfers’ Association (Great Britain) and since 1988 in the PGA of Holland. . .Since 2004, has been director and owner of TotalGolf BV, an Internet-based golf analysis system. . .Since 2001 has served as men’s golf coach for the men’s national golf team of the Netherlands. . Represented Holland in seven World Cup of Golf competitions between 1989 and 1996, and was an exempt member of the European Tour in 1989, ’90, ’91, ’92, ’93 and ’98. . .In 2003, guided the men’s and boys’ teams to back-to-back top-5 finishes in the European Team Championships. . .Led the 2006 Netherlands team to the Eisenhower Cup Championship and coached a boys’ team to a victory in the 2005 European 18-and-under team championship. . .Competed as a Tour professional from 1987 to 1999, competing on the Canadian, European, Asian, Swedish, Australian and PGA Tours. . . Longest professional stints came from 1989-93 and 1996 -99 on the European Tour. . .Continues as coach of the Oude Maas Golf Club competition teams in Holland. . .Winner of the Professional Golfers’ Association (Great Britain) Trainee of the Year Award for the class of 1999-2000.


Wife, Erin; Children: Alexis, Dirk, Mack

Hobbies/Special Interests

Rock climbing, surfing, Skiing, mountain biking

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