About Chris Langford

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Chris turned professional in 1976 to pursue a career as a tournament player, she was one of the first players to qualify to play on the US LPGA Tour she is a founder member of the Ladies European Tour where she won 5 tournaments.

Chris became the first woman professional to be appointed as a Head Pro at a committee run members club in the UK when she was selected by Clevedon Golf Club near Bristol her other posts include Director of Golf at Castle Combe in Wiltshire, Director of Golf at the Desert Springs Golf Academy in Spain and Director of Golf at Abbotsley Golf Hotel in Cambridge.

During her coaching career which has now spanned 4 decades she has been county coach to no fewer than 8 counties, a regional coach for the English Ladies Golf Association and was National Coach to The Welsh Ladies Golf Union for 7 years. In 2012 Chris was asked to assist in the preparation of the Curtis Cup Team prior to their match at Nairn against the Americans (which they won!).

Chris is now the head Professional at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel where she runs her ever successful coaching business and whilst she still hosts events in far away (usually sunny) places she is always happy to return home to Suffolk, she can usually be found coaching at the foot of the House in the Clouds, which overlooks the practice area at Thorpeness, with her ever faithful “spaniel” Joe Cocker supervising the coaching!

With over 40 years working in her sport Chris has been recognised by the PGA twice, once by being awarded Advanced Fellow status and earlier this year she was made an Honorary Life Member of the Association