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Chris Lempa, PGA

Assistant Professional
PGA Crest

Monterey , CA
Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, CA

About Chris

Chris has been teaching golf since 2004 as an apprentice at Carlton Oaks Golf Course. He then moved to Torrey Pines GC and was teaching there since 2007, where he gained membership into the PGA of America in 2013. Chris has been specializing in junior golf instruction since 2009. He and his wife, Petra Cole, PGA, started the San Diego Junior Golf Club in 2013 which served thousands of youth annually throughout San Diego County. The new home base for the junior club moved from Torrey Pines to Coronado Golf Course in 2020 and ended service in 2024. Chris now resides in Marina, CA, and works at Del Monte Golf Course while his wife instructs at Pebble Beach Golf Academy. Here are just a few awards and achievements by Chris:

2021 SDPGA Teacher of the Year 2019 SCPGA Youth Player Development Award 2019 SDPGA Youth Player Development Award 2016 SDPGA Player Development Award 2014 SDPGA Junior Golf Leader 2014-16 US Kids Top 50 Instructor


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Chris's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Chris's Facilities

Del Monte Golf Course

Monterey CA

*Coaching available to public

1300 Sylvan Rd, Monterey, CA 93940-4944

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