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 at the Sandgate Golf Club, and members as well as the general public are welcome. Lessons will cover all aspects of the long and short game.

Available lesson times are as follows;

* Wednesdays 1pm to dusk

* Fridays 1pm to dusk

* Saturdays 2:30pm to dusk.



* 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 the Sandgate Golf Club covering both long and short game techniques and on course playing.


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


Golf Equipment and Custom Club Fitting

Chris is a Wilson Staff Sports Professional and can supply at very competitive prices, a full range of Wilson clubs, bags, gloves and balls.

Chris has a Wilson Staff fitting cart and has a mini flight scope providing data on ball flight.

Bookings for custom club fitting sessions are essential and fitting fees will be deducted from the purchase price.


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 Sandgate Golf Club from 3.45 to 4.45 pm, and once every third Saturday afternoon at the Club from 2.30 to 4.30 pm, for on course playing.

Fees are $50.00 for the term and you can register through the Club.    Contact the Secretary/Manager Peter Coddington on;

Phone: 3269 3252


It is the aim of the Club to build junior numbers to begin a junior competition on Sunday mornings and develop a junior Pennant Team good enough to win a junior flag in the near future. 

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.