Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Chris Hudson

For June, I would like to highlight Chris Hudson, PGA head professional at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler. Chris was elected to PGA Membership in 1994, and throughout his career in the golf business he has also spent time at Hollytree Country Club, Dallas Athletic Club and Oak Ridge Country Club.

Chris has been happily married to his wife Valerie for 25 years. They have two children - Garrett, their son who is 20, and Hailey, their daughter who is 17. Below are a few more things that you may not have known about Chris.

What do you love about the golf business? I love teaching and I enjoy helping people with their golf swings. I also enjoy meeting and learning from all the successful people I come in contact with through the business.

Who got you started in the game? My dad.

Did you play college golf? Yes, I was a 4-year letterman at Texas Tech University.

What is your most memorable moment in golf? Winning a tournament in college.

Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Torrey Pines.

Who makes your dream foursome? My dad, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus.

Have you played golf with anyone famous? Jeff Maggert and John Daly.

What is a course that you wish you could play but have yet to have an opportunity to do so? Augusta National.

What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I was a basketball player in high school.

What are some of your hobbies? Fishing and watching baseball.

What is your favorite type of music? Classic Rock.

What is the best golf book that you would recommend? Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

What is your go-to karaoke song? Anything by the Rolling Stones, but only in my car by myself!