Chris Chaplin Golf Professional Sandgate Golf Club - Profile

Chris is a Australian PGA Professional with many years experience as a club and teaching professional throughout Australia and overseas.

He coaches all level of golfers from beginner to elite level and has an excellent reputation as a coach and a fine record of junior development and guiding talented juniors to the highest levels.

Chris is experienced custom club fitter and can custom fit name brand clubs and offer advice on equipment.

Chris Chaplin

Career Highlights

* PGA traineeship with Charlie Earp at Royal QLD Golf Club.

* Club Professional Royal Hobart Golf Club.

* Club Professional Kelab Golf Sarawak Malaysia.

* Head Teaching Professional Nudgee Golf Club.

*  Head Coach National Golf Institute.

* Head Coach Nudgee International College Golf Program.

* Lectured for the UNE on teaching golf.

* Opened an academy in China.

* Key note presenter three years running Hong Kong PGA members annual coaching conference.

* Head Teaching Professional Keperra Golf Club.

* Teaching Professional Royal Qld Golf Club.

* Coaching Scott Hend to the US PGA tour and have coaching at some time of their careers, Ryan Haller, Trudy Jeffery, Chris Gibson, Matt Ferguson and other Australian and overseas professionals and Matt Goggin and Gavin Flint as amateurs and national team members Tiger Lee and Martin Liu Hong Kong, Boni Kim Korea and Fumio Matsumoto Japan.



Individual Lessons

Chris is available for lessons Tuesday to Saturdays morning and afternoon. Lessons will be conducted at the Big Easy Golf Driving Range (Beams Road Fitzgibbon), which is a short drive from Sandgate with good natural grass and under cover teaching facilities enabling all aspects of long and short game techniques to be taught day and night and in wet weather.


* Half hour $45.00 incl GST and balls.

* One hour $80.00 incl GST and balls.

Bookings essential. Please contact Chris direct.

Mobile:  0410 52 1162



On Course Playing Lessons.

These will be conducted on course at Sandgate Golf Club and will cover nine holes over a two hour period. Available for one to four players. With multiple players it is best if the group is of a similar level of ability.


* Nine holes 1 to 2 people members $160.00 incl GST.

* Nine holes 3 to 4 people members $200.00 incl GST

  Non members will pay the same fees plus green fees for nine holes.


Group Clinics

These will be conducted at both The Big Easy Driving Range for long and short game technique and at Sandgate Golf Club for on course playing.


Fees will vary dependent on clinic type, duration and numbers.

Group clinic participants will be required to purchase range balls for the clinic sessions at the Big Easy.


The Big Easy Golf Driving Range

Sandgate members will receive a ten per cent (10%) discount on range balls upon presentation of Sandgate Golf Club membership card.

Address:  Carselgrove Avenue Fitzgibbon  (off Beams Road)

Phone:   3862 8804



Golf Equipment, Repairs, Custom Club Fitting

Sandgate members will receive a ten per cent discount on all golf equipment and repairs upon presentation of Sandgate Golf Club membership card at the Golf Factory Outlet on Sandgate Rd Virginia. Chris can custom fit name brand clubs at GFO and offer advice on equipment and repairs. Bookings for custom club fitting will be essential


Golf Factory Outlet

Address Sandgate Rd Virginia.

Contact Jason Adams

Phone 3865 3933


Junior Program

Chris and the Sandgate Golf Club are committed to junior golf development and welcome any juniors in the local area from seven years and older to participate in the junior program and become a junior member of the Club.

Clinics will be conducted during the school terms weekly on a Wednesday afternoon at the Big Easy Golf Driving Range from 3.45 to 4.45 pm, and once a month on a Saturday afternoon from 3.00 to 5.00 pm on course at the Sandgate Golf Club.

The next term of clinics are planned to commence......

Wednesday July 12

Fees - To be advised

Contact. Chris or Sandgate Golf Club.

It is hoped that numbers will grow sufficiently to enable a regular junior competition to begin on a Sunday morning at the club.

Any assistance from interested parents or members would be greatly appreciated in becoming part of the junior program. Golf experience and having a blue card or ability to obtain one will be necessary to assist.


Contact Details

Phone:     0410 521 162
You can also contact me through the Sandgate Golf Club on (07) 3269 3252.