10/22: Meet the FCG Team

Posted on Oct 22, 2019

Chris Smeal, PGA
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Founder of Future Champions Golf 
Chris is the visionary for Future Champions Golf and works closely with the Team to execute the highest quality events in junior golf. Chris launched FCG in January 2004 and quickly needed help and found Antrone Williams to assist in growing the junior golf tour.

Chris is the FCG Academy Director of Instruction – Chris focuses his efforts on helping junior golfers play the game better through his variety of instruction programs. Chris spends most of his time giving private lessons at the Future Champions Golf Studio at Stadium Golf Center. Chris works with all levels of junior golfers and adults and enjoys the process of helping students play the game better.

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Antrone Williams
FCG Operations Manager
Antrone is a driving force behind Future Champions Golf. He spends his days preparing for our Tournaments, organizing team events, answering your phone calls and emails, and a whole lot more. He has passion for junior golf and is here to help you play better. – Pro Kids (First Tee) Alumni

“You and Antrone are a total crack up and you two remind me of an old Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte 48 hours movie, with your humor and mutual admiration. You guys totally and completely amaze me! You are so devoted. The children and parents of the kids you coach must love you to pieces!” – Parent Testimonial

 

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Brianne Grajkowski
Creative Director
Brianne has worked with FCG for many years as our graphic designer and website developer. She designs our tournament logos, website graphics, print and web advertisements, flyers, banners, promotional material as well as coordinating our branding and marketing efforts.



ronRon Riess
FCG Head Rules Official 

Ron Riess has focused his efforts on Rules and Competitions for FCG since the start of tournaments in 2007. He is passionate about helping junior golfers play the game better and to learn the rules.  Ron oversees the entire Rules Team for Future Champions Golf and coordinates the team to help at each FCG event year-round.  Our team is comprised of 13 Rules Officials all past PGA Professionals and avid golfers.

 

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Tournament Operations Team Member

Having grown up and gone through the FCG academy Vincent has learned what is needed for junior golfers to reach their full potential. At FCG he is now focused on helping juniors achieve their goals while also pursuing a business degree in college.

 

Greg Dumlao
FCG Nor Cal and Pacific Northwest Tournament Director

In 2006, golf teaching professional Greg Dumlao started Future World Golf (not be confused with Future Champions Golf) and has trained, mentored and prepared junior golfers of all ages to take their games to the highest level of competition. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greg has created an environment that is conducive to learning to play the game of golf. Having been a teaching professional for over 20 years he realized that while he was coaching golfers on the driving range, all he was doing was teaching them how to swing a golf club. Read More >

 


Brian Kelley
FCG Certified Golf Instructor

Brian runs the Group Academy Program at Stadium Golf Center for Future Champions Golf.  He is a former college player and multiple tournament winner who has incredible insight into how to play this game at the highest level.  He is also available for Private Instruction by appointment.


Rick Sessinghaus
FCG Mental Game Coach

Known as Golf’s Mental Coach, Rick Sessinghaus is based in Los Angeles, CA and helps junior golfers on the mental game and other ares for peak performance. He has been a part of the FCG program for several years and has done a tremendous job helping the kids.  He has also been a guest speaker several times at the FCG Callaway World Championship.


Jeff Sampson
FCG Tournament Director

Jeff Sampson has become a huge part of the FCG Tour helping us operate nearly every National Tour and World Series Tournament.  Jeff brings incredible knowledge and experience to our program and we love having him at our events. His son is competing regularly on Tour too and has become one of the best players in the region.


Ricardo Montemayor
FCG Tournament Director and Director of Baja Pacifico Tournament Series

Ricardo has been involved with the FCG program for years with his daughter being one of the best female players to compete on the FCG Tour. He runs the Pacifico Tour in Mexico which is now sponsored by Future Champions Golf. In addition Ricardo is a Tournament Director for the FCG Callaway World Championship.


Eliza Lozano
FCG Tournament Staff and Social Media Support Team

Eliza is just a superstar doing superstar things.  She is currently studying at Regis University and does a phenomenal job at our tournaments when she is back home.  She is a fantastic team member and does some pretty awesome marketing videos on our Instagram.

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Alli Kim
FCG Tournament Staff

Alli plays collegiate golf at Point Loma Nazarene and has been a FCG member for a very long time.  She works many of the weekend tournaments here in San Diego and is a Tournament Director at our FCG World Series Events. She brings a ton of energy and passion for helping kids love the game.

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FCG Tournament Staff

Texie plays collegiate golf at Cal State Fullerton and has been a FCG member since she was 9 years old.  She brings a ton of passion and care with her to every event she hosts. We are so proud to have her on our FCG Team!

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Kaitlyn Ellis
FCG Tournament Director

Kaitlyn has been an awesome Team Member for many years helping host FCG World Series Tournaments year round when she is available.  She now works full time in Palm Springs but will continue to help host the FCG Callaway World Championship at Mission Hills Dinah Shore Course.  She is passionate about helping junior golfers love the game like she does. She played collegiate golf at Fresno State.

Jack Geise
Jack Geise
FCG Tournament Staff and 2020 Summer Director

Jack has been a long time FCG Tournament player before committing to play golf at St. Bonaventure.  Jack helps at Summer and Winter break tournaments and does a tremendous job with operations.  He is energetic and motivating for the young players.


Jaime Jacob
FCG Tournament Staff

Jaime is the #1 player at CSU San Marcos and has won 11 college golf tournaments. She has been an integral part of our Tournament Operations Team for the past several years after growing up playing on the FCG Tour as a junior golfer.  She brings amazing energy and knowledge to each event she hosts and we love having her at FCG Tournaments.

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Stephanie Heimler
FCG Tournament Staff

Stephanie Heimler now competes on the Eastern Washington University Womens Golf Team.  When she is not back at school she helps run FCG Tournaments and is loved by all the kids.  She loves helping junior golfers love the game.

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Angela Ding
FCG Tournament Staff

Angela has been helping Future Champions Golf since she finished competing on the FCG Tour and headed off to play college golf at Lehigh University.  She is a phenomenal Tournament Director and has been great at all events. We love having her help us host these major events for junior golfers.

April Ranches
April Ranches
FCG Tournament Staff

April has been a big part of the Future Champions Golf program since she was 6 years old.  Now competing on the SDSU Women’s Golf Team April works tournaments during the breaks and summer time.  She brings amazing knowledge and care to each event and she is always smiling and trying to help everyone have the best time!

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Catalin Yturralde
FCG Tournament Staff

Catalin plays for Williams College now after a strong career in the Future Champions Golf Program. When she is not at school she is back helping FCG host the FCG World Series Tournaments.  She brings energy, a positive attitude, fun, and knowledge to each event she manages.

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Hannah Jugar
FCG Tournament Staff

Hannah now plays for the University of Redlands Women’s Golf Team and has been a superstar at FCG Tournaments for the past couple of years. When she is not at college competing she will be helping at FCG Tournaments on the West Coast.  She is helpful, fun, and knowledgeable.  She also won her very first college tournament as a Freshman right after her winning her very last junior golf tournament in August (FCG San Diego Junior Amateur).


Kaila Higgins

FCG Social Media Support Team

Kaila is an active junior golfer competing on the FCG Tour.  In Fall 2019 she joined our team to help grow awareness to what opportunities FCG has for developing junior golfers.  She handles our social media outreach program.

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Zac Cordero

FCG Tournament Staff

Zac has been helping FCG for several years as a Tournament Director at all FCG World Series Events. He is a Tournament Director for the FCG Callaway World Championship and loves helping junior golfers succeed.


JJ Petchel
FCG Tournament Operations Staff – FCG Callaway World Championship

JJ has been an integral part of FCG since the very beginning.  He now annually helps at the FCG Callaway World Championship as a Tournament Director.  He brings so much passion and help to the FCG program.  We are lucky to have him on our team.

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Terry Kim
FCG Tournament Director – FCG Callaway World Championship

Terry has been actively helping FCG for over a decade as his daughter Alli grew up playing in the FCG program.  Terry has been instrumental in helping us grow the tournaments in Southern California.  His relationships in Korea have helped build some impressive tournaments here in the USA with kids getting to compete in International Fields right here in So Cal.

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We have a ton of fun hosting events for kids and their families.  Come out and see for yourself!

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