Chris Ardolina

Chris Ardolina

Chris Ardolina, PGA was recognized as one of the “Best Young Teachers In America” under the age of 40 by Golf Digest for 2021-2024. He is the PGA Youth Player Development Award Winner for the West Central Chapter of the North Florida PGA, 2023. Click HERE to check out the full article published in January’s issue of Golf Digest. Chris is also a US Kids Certified Coach and US Kids Top 50 Coach.

He believes that there is more than one way to swing the golf club correctly and all students cannot fit into the same mold. Moreover, each individual is unique and has acquired different skill sets depending on their athletic background, flexibility, body type and life experiences.

Chris has had the privilege to work, train, and learn from some of the top instructors in the country. He was fortunate enough to spend 8 years with the Jim McLean Golf Schools (the #1 Golf School in the world) in Miami, Florida where he became an expert in Jim’s teaching and coaching system.

Following his time in Miami, he positioned himself as a Teaching Professional at one of Chicago’s top private clubs for seven years- Lake Shore Country Club. Then he decided to move to Florida full time and became Head Teaching Professional at Wycliffe Golf and Country Club in Wellington, Florida.

For more information about Chris, visit his website at  You can call or text him at 813-400-1048

Chris is excited to be a part of the Shriver Golf Academy and Cove Cay Golf Club. In addition to teaching alongside Pat and Bill, he will be overseeing the junior golf academy for the Shrivers.

Chris runs our Thursday morning co-ed clinics. Check out the clinic schedule.     


• PGA Class A Professional since 2007
• Jim McLean Master Instructor
• Plane Truth Certified Instructor
• US Kids Certified Coach since 2013
• Recognized as US Kids Top 50 Teacher (HM): 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016
• High school 9-hole scoring record with 3 under par 33 (3 times)
• Career low round of 67
• Black Belt in Taekwondo

On Course Lesson with Chris Ardolina:

Having trouble with your tee shot on hole # 13 at Cove Cay, Chris has some advice for you. Click the link below to get the secret.