Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Chris Newberry

For August, I would like to highlight Chris Newberry, 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Trinity Forest Golf Club Dallas. Trinity Forest Golf Club opened during the past year and will soon host the Veritex Bank Texas State Open and will host the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson. Chris was elected to PGA Membership in 2011, and throughout his career in the golf business he has worked at Shady Oaks Country Club, Lakewood Country Club, Framingham Country Club and Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.

Outside of golf, Chris has been married to his wife Meghan for 6 years, and they have 3 children; Grant (5), Alice (3), and Chase (1).

Below are a few more things that you may not have known about Chris.

What do you love about the golf business? I love the golf business for the relationships you build along the way, the young people you help with their game and influence their lives, the enjoyment you get from having a great lesson and the never-ending pursuit to conquer a game that cannot be conquered.

Who got you started in the game? My father at the age of 6.

Did you play college golf? I did not play college golf, but I did play college football at Army.

What is your most memorable moment in golf? Learning to play golf with my father at a young age at local municipal courses.

Where is your favorite golf destination that you have played? Bandon Dunes

Who makes your dream foursome? John Daly, Boo Weekley and Bill Murray. I think that would be quite entertaining.

Have you played golf with anyone famous? Yes, several famous members and guests at the various clubs where I have worked, too many to list or name drop.

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

What is something interesting about yourself that other members may not know about you? I held a Texas State record in high school powerlifting in 1998.

What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy fishing, my favorite thing to do!

What is your favorite type of music? Alternative

What is the best golf book that you would recommend? I enjoyed "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect"  

What is your go-to karaoke song? I'm not much of a karaoke singer, but I am pretty sure I could bust out some Guns N Roses songs if my arm was twisted.