Chris Rowe is the Head Golf Professional at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. He is the Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year and a US Top 50 Kids Teacher. Chris has had his work published in Golf Digest and writes monthly columns for Houston Links and DFW Links magazines. Chris worked ten years at historic Colonial Country Club before becoming the Head Professional at the number-one golf course in the state of Texas. Chris has worked ten PGA Tour events, along with five Spirit International Golf Tournaments and five Big 12 Golf Championships. Chris is passionate about teaching the game of golf and making a difference in developing elite junior golfers.
Chris Rowe grew up in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and started playing golf at the age of twelve. He quickly fell in love with the game and became a good player. Chris was a two-time All-State golfer in Oklahoma and received a golf scholarship to East Central University. After college, Chris went to work at Dornick Hills Country Club, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. After three years of apprenticeship at Dornick Hills, Chris went to work at historic Colonial Country Club, in Fort Worth, Texas. He spent ten years working under Dow Finsterwald Jr. and then got the opportunity to be the Head Golf Professional at Whispering Pines Golf Club, in Trinity, Texas. Whispering Pines is a Top 100 club ranked in the United States by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. He was awarded the Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year award in 2007 and 2012 along with being named one of the Top 50 Kids instructors in North America. He is actively involved in the First Tee program and teaches the game of golf to more than 1,000 fifth- graders each year. Whispering Pines hosts the Spirit International Golf Tournament along with the Big 12 Golf Championship, where Chris helps facilitate as part of his golf professional duties.