Chris Foley is the new head coach of the Raiders men's and women's golf teams.
Foley is the owner and operator of Chris Foley Golf Schools and the Director of Instruction at The Legacy Courses at Cragun's in Brainerd, MN. He is also a Head Coach for the USA Junior National Team.
Prior to his present position Chris served as the Director of Golf at The Members Club in Columbia, SC. and spent fourteen years as the head golf professional at Madden's on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN. It was at Madden's, that he founded Chris Foley Golf Schools. The golf instructional school was the only one of its kind in the Brainerd Lakes area and under Foley's leadership experienced tremendous growth.
Chris' instructional programs have helped golfers of all ability levels play better golf and increase their enjoyment of the game. Through extensive use of the most technologically advanced video equipment, teaching aids, and club fitting, Foley emphasizes making each student's golf swing as efficient as possible.
The Minnesota Section PGA named Chris its "Teacher of the Year" in 2002. In 2001, Chris was awarded a Specialty Certification in Teaching (PGA Master Professional), one of only fifty nationwide and three in Minnesota.
He was named the Second Best Teacher in Minnesota in 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine. In 2005, Golf Magazine listed Chris at one of the Top Teachers in the Region. In addition, he was named to T&L Golf's MASTER CLASS of Teaching Pros in America. Chris was also the 2004 Callaway Golf Club Fitter of the Year. Chris is also a Level 1 Certified Hank Haney Instructor and one of only six teachers certified in Laser Optics Putting.
About Raider Men's Golf
CLC men’s golf rocked the Division III world of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the spring of 2005. That’s when the Raider quintet brought home from New York a coveted national championship trophy – the first for our school in a fall sport with spring ambitions. Several individual stand-outs have launched impressive careers on the links, achieving All-American status for consistent medalist efforts and leadership among top national competitors. The level of golf at CLC, with its focus on strong fundamentals and hard work, rewards such commitment.
About Raider Women’s Golf
The women’s team has a goal of earning a spring trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., where the NJCAA Division III championship assembles some of the nation’s best female golfers on a community and/or technical college campus. The Raiders did just that in 2008 and 2009 by winning state and regional championships played on a local course.