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North Carolina State Men's Golf
North Carolina State Men's Golf

Golf School Staff

Richard Sykes
School Director

46th year as N.C. State Golf Coach, GolfCoaches Association of America Hall of Fame Member, 1990 ACC Champions, 4 time ACCCoach of the Year, has coached 41 All- Americans and 18 Academic All Americans. N.C. State has been represented in 38 of the last 43 NCAA championships, players have won 38 major amateur tournaments including the NCAA Championship, North-SouthAmateur, Eastern Amateur, Canadian Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur, Porter Cup Amateur,U.S. Public Links, N.C. Amateur, CGA Amateur, and represented the U.S. on WalkerCup, World Cup, and Presidents Cup teams.


Chip Watson
Director of School Services 

PGA Professional and General Manager of Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Former Assistant Golf Coach at NC State University (2008-14), Part-Owner of Wildwood Green Golf Club, All-Big South Conference Golfer at Campbell University, 1985 North Carolina Junior Medalist, winner of numerous junior tournaments.


Roger Watson

PGA Professional, NC Sports Hall of Fame Member and a golf course owner/developer. NAIA All-American at High Point University, 1974 and 1975 PGA Club Professional Champion, 1975 Carolinas Section Player of the Year, Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame member and former instructor at the National PGA Academy of Golf. Currently a Senior PGA Tour member.

The remainder of the golf school staff will be completed with PGA Professionals, current NC State golf team members, past collegiate golfers, and area college golf coaches.  Former instructors have gone on to the PGA Tour, Tour, LPGA Tour, European Tour, and Champions Tour.