Chris is the Director of Instruction for The Plane Truth at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, TX. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 2013 and Golf Digest Best in State since 2011, O’Connell mentored under renowned swing coach Jim Hardy, author of the best-selling golf instruction book which spawned the school’s name, The Plane Truth for Golfers.
During the summer months (June-July-August), O’Connell also serves as the Director of Instruction at Friar’s Head in Riverhead, NY.
A member of Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers rankings from 2010-’13, O’Connell played briefly on the PGA Tour, competing in four events. His students include seven-time PGA Tour winner and 2012 Players champion Matt Kuchar, and PGA Tour and Web.com winner Erik Axley. O’Connell, a native of Quincy, Ill., and graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was a two-time team captain and MVP with the Irish. He is also the Vice President and Co-Founder of The Plane Truth Golf Institute, a business dedicated to training golf instructors and providing instruction to golfers around the world through innovative teaching tools.
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