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Christian Ballard, PGA

Academy Instructor


PGA Crest

University Place, WA
Chambers Bay

About Christian

Christian grew up in Sonoma, CA where he played varsity golf and baseball in high school. From there, he attended New Mexico State University for the PGA Golf Management program where he earned his Bachelors’ degree and PGA membership. Christian is a very active player in the Pacific Northwest Section and is always working to become the best player and instructor he can be. “I strongly believe that there isn’t just one way to play golf, which is why my instruction changes depending on the needs and goals of the student. I enjoy the constant search for the best way to help my students improve, and I’m always trying to learn and improve my teaching skills.” When not teaching or playing golf, Christian enjoys playing the guitar, piano, wakeboarding, and working on cars. You can follow Christian on Instagram, @christianballardgolf.

Christian'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

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

Player Type




Playing with disabilities




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Skills & Tools

Improve with Christian.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Christian's Facilities

Chambers Bay

Tacoma WA

Chambers Bay Academy offers world-class instruction and practice facilities for all ages and abilities. Utilizing the latest in video swing analysis and instructional techniques, our customized lesson programs are designed to help you achieve your golfing goals. Let our award-winning PGA Instructors elevate you to the next level at our top-ranked practice center. The Academy also offers an exclusive Custom Club Fittings with the TaylorMade Golf Experience geared to fit any golfer with the latest golf equipment.

*Coaching available to public


6320 Grandview Dr W, Tacoma, WA 98467-1060

Facility Offerings
PGA Junior League

9U, 13U, and 17U offerings in the spring and fall.

PGA Junior Camp

Full and Half Day Junior Camp Options

PGA Coaching Club

Unlimited monthly range use on weekends. Group clinics every Saturday afternoon. Discounted weekend sunset rate green fees.

Remote Coaching

Coaching via CoachNow App for: - Out-of-town students who cannot meet in person - In-town students who desire more support between in-person lessons - Any student looking for in-home training

Begin Your Journey

Work with Christian

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