It has been a pleasure to coach junior golfers from when they just pick up a club for the first time to when a player decides to make that commitment to take their game to the Collegiate Level. I have learned as much if not more from my students as they have learned from me. I am proud to have been their coach at one point or another or since day 1 until today. Congrats to all of you for your hard work and dedication to improving your game!

  • Courtney Hooton – Harvard
  • Chloe Belle Hooton – Harvard
  • Texie June Petchel – UNLV
  • Nahum Mendoza – SDSU
  • Jonah Texeira – USC
  • Ryan Odom – CSU San Marcos
  • Otto Vanhatalo – SDSU
  • Bobby Gojuangco – USC
  • Danny Ochoa – USC
  • Stephen Watson – Cal Baptist
  • Tyler Moore – U of A
  • Haley Moore – U of A
  • Jessica Mangrobang – Gonzaga
  • Cara Barker – Texas Tech
  • Timmy Davis – Emory
  • William Wells – TSU
  • Daniela Martinez – Central Oklahoma
  • April Ranches – SDSU
  • Griffin Tso – Chapman
  • Carlos Kim – Lehigh
  • Garrett Cypher – SDSU
  • Stacey Rayo – CSU San Marcos
  • Kathleen Crossley – Point Loma Nazarene
  • Carter Pool – San Jose State
  • David Watson – Central College
  • Sean Hickey – University of Rochester
  • Luis Calderon – CSU Northridge
  • Tavit Garabedian – CSU Northridge
  • Gianna Waddy – CSU Monterey Bay
  • Cecelia DeMatteo – Tulane
  • Charlie Magruder – Gonzaga
  • Kevin Cline – CSU San Marcos
  • Glennon Waters – Navy
  • Eric Peng – WestPoint
  • Jennifer Peng – Yale
  • Caitlin Farley – Cal Poly Slo
  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick – Xavier University
  • Zihao Jin – SDSU
  • Eliza Lozano – Regis University
  • Monica Matsubara – Northwestern
  • Leo Oyo – SDSU
  • Angela Ding – Lehigh University
  • Jack Geise – St. Bonaventure
  • Joey Vrzich – University of Reno
  • Matthew Mendes – UCSD
  • Shane Muldowney – UC Davis
  • Sam Butler – Southern Utah University
  • Brooklyn Van Bebber – University of Montana
  • Justin Vrzich – Cal State San Marcos
  • Andrea Gomez – UC Davis
  • Yuki Moriyama – University of Oregon

***Sorry if our staff forgot anyone! Please message us! info@futurechampionsgolf.com

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Success Stories & Testimonials

“Chris Smeal has been my Coach since I was 6 years old! Along with my younger sister Isabella who has also been with Coach Chris since she was 5. We are 15 and 11 now. He was just so welcoming to myself and my family and he has an amazing connection with kids. I was so shy and quiet when I was younger but he always made me feel comfortable and I was always so excited and happy to come back and let him teach me. Golf has been a new adventure for my family and I and to be honest we had no idea what to do or what to expect, but Chris has guided us through this process and still is! My game wouldn’t be nearly this improved without the great teaching and philosophy of Chris Smeal and we are so thankful! Most importantly Chris genuinely cares about the improvement and development of our skills along with how we grow and develop into respectful and successful adults. He not only teaches us the fundamentals of the game, but also the life lessons that can be learned through playing this game. Chris really is the man and he can improve your golf game with every lesson! He keeps the game fun and has mastered the art of being a motivating but never too serious to be around Coach! He absolutely does wonders and is the number one golf instructor around!” -April R

Bobby Gojuangco FCG Member since age 10 Now plays for USC College Golf Team

Bobby Gojuangco
FCG Member since age 10
Now plays for USC College Golf Team

“I don’t know if we ever told you how much we enjoyed Tyler playing on your tour. The competition was instrumental in his making the UCSB golf team. Thank you and you staff for everything.” –Alan Zaentz

“Thank you for your putting lesson. Those 30-Minutes have allowed me to shoot numbers I haven’t imagined. I shot two 67’s in one week aincluding my 9-Hole low of 30. Thanks.”
– 
Bobby Gojuangco

“Celia is taking Alex down for his last lesson today. I just wanted to thank you for working with him the past few years. You’ve been a great coach as well as example for him- he always quotes you when we’re out playing. He’s really grown a lot with his approach to the game. In fact we think you should move to Dallas as well. We’ll definitely be looking up the FCG tournaments in Texas. Please pass along our best to Antrone. He’s a true professional as well.” –John W. Kopenhaver

Mr. 59 - Al Geighberger Players meet at 2012 FCG World Championship

Mr. 59 – Al Geighberger
Players meet at 2012 FCG World Championship

“Avery did it. She won player of the year for the Phoenix Spring seaon. After we saw you for the chipping and pitching lesson she took first place in every tournament that followed. She said “thank you Chris” during every round. Austin shot his personal best last week. He broke out of the 80’s and shot a 79. He came back from a triple and a double bogey on the front 9.” –Andrea and Ron

“Thank you Chris! He is very excited and we are very proud of him. I am thankful that we found Bryan a good coach. It was very important that I found a coach that is very passionate and truly cares about there students and their progression. Bryan may have told you but prior to you he had a handful of lessons because I didn’t think they truly had his best interest. You truly have it all from what I see. Thank you!” –Karl Dreis

“Thanks to you and FCG it helped me reached one of my goals which was to play college golf! I hope all the best!!!” -Spencer Soosman

“Great programs and tournaments for aspiring golfers! Our daughter just won the Girls All Star Division 2 day event at Woods Valley Golf Club in San Diego! Her experiences with this Tour have helped her gain confidence and she has really improved her game, so much that she was recruited to play on SDSU’s womens golf team in the fall! Thanks Chris and all for all you do for the kids!” –Debbie Lynn

“Rei has been taking lessons from Chris for 4 years! Chris has been not only a great instructor but wonderful mentor. He doesn’t just teach how to swing, chip and putt. He teaches kids how to be mentally strong on the course and to have fun.”

My son says, “coach Chris is so cool and makes golf so much fun! Chris has a magic that he can fix things right away.”

“My son is improving his game and has been in Junior World for three times. Mostly, we are happy that he enjoys playing golf so much!”

“Thanks to Chris! He is the best coach!!!”

“I started playing with the Future Champions organization in 2010 as fifteen-year-old. I opted to play in this organization because they had longer courses which would better prepare myself for collegiate golf. In 2010, the organization was very new, making me one of few girls playing in my age group. Those few girls that I played with ended up becoming my golf group of friends. We would practice together as friends and compete as friends. I am still very close friends with some of these girls that endured the early stages of FCG with me. Future Champions provided me with many opportunities over the years; ultimately providing me with the skills to play Division 1 golf at Portland State. I have since moved back to San Diego and am now an Assistant Pro at Fairbanks Ranch CC, as well as a coach for the FCG Junior Academy. The opportunity to coach side by side with Chris Smeal has opened my mind to new techniques and a different teaching perspective. It is such a pleasure to work with the kids allowing me to give my knowledge of the game and the experience they have to look forward to, to them. They are the one’s going to grow the game and Future Champions has allowed me to grow myself as a junior and now to teach and facilitate growth from the juniors today.” Alyssa Waite

“Before we moved in San Diego and met Chris Smeal in January 2012, my 12-year-old son Zihao had experienced 5 coaches since he started learning golf when he was 6. After one year of learning from Chris, I have realized his strengths and value when compared with my sons’ former coaches who are all good coaches in one way or the other. Chris has combined almost all of the others’ strengths. I feel in my heart that he has REAL passion, constant endeavor and enough seriousness in helping his students and digging out their potential. His teaching method is practical and insightful, never boring students or losing students confidence and inner self by comparing their swing with other famous pros’ swing in every detail. In addition, he himself is a competitive player and still plays tournaments nowadays. This makes him offer fresh, practical tournament strategies and better understandings to advanced junior tour players. He keeps thinking and writing various articles and tips for players, sharing his wisdom in the game of golf. He also has a positive learning attitude, keeping in attending PGA seminars and making sure he acquires the most advanced knowledge in this industry. Furthermore, he sharply observes the individual characteristics of his students, then teaches and communicates with them accordingly. Most importantly, he cares about the integrity of his students’ long-term development and stresses the importance of balance, guiding them to develop well as a whole person not merely a golfer. In sum, he is the best combination coach for advanced junior tour players in our experiences so far. My son has improved much in many aspects, and will continuously learn from him for sure.”