Rich Parker, PGA
Director of Golf / Head Golf Professional
Rich Parker is about to celebrate his seventh season with us and comes to us from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he was the Head Golf Professional at Benvenue Country Club. Along with substantial, professional golf management experience, he brings great enthusiasm and vision to the operation and tournament programs at Kissing Camels Golf Club. Rich and his wife are proud parents of three children.
719-329-4004 | [email protected]
Ben Spiers, PGA
1st Assistant Golf Professional
A native of Colorado Springs, Ben has successfully completed the PGA of America PGA/PGM professional golf management program. This program is designed to equip golf professionals with the tools necessary to manage their own facility and has a primary focus on teaching the game of golf. Prior to joining The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in 2008, Ben worked at The Broadmoor Golf Club for four years. He enjoys playing golf, hiking, and spending time with friends and family during his free time. He and his wife are proud parents of four children.
719-636-2520 | [email protected]
Golf & Grounds Superintendent
A graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and an emphasis in Horticulture, Chris began his golf course maintenance career at the NMSU University Course, and at Santa Ana Golf Club in New Mexico as the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. He moved to Colorado Springs in 2006 to accept the role of Assistant Superintendent at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. Then, he was promoted to the Golf Course Superintendent role in 2007. He holds a Class A status as a Superintendent through the GCSAA. When not working, he is passionate about his family and Cardinals baseball. Chris and his wife have two children.
719-434-3602 | [email protected]
Shirley Englehorn, PGA
Master Life Professional
Shirley joined the LPGA Teaching Division in 1965, earning her LPGA Master Professional certification after retiring from the tour in 1979. She conducted hundreds of exhibitions nationally and internationally, was voted one of the top six teachers in America by Golf Digest in 1976 and received the LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 1978. In 2014, Shirley was inducted as a member of the LPGA Teaching & Club Pros Hall of Fame.
We are very fortunate to have such an esteemed member of the LPGA, like Shirley, involved with our instructional programs. Without a doubt, Shirley Englehorn is a great role model, humanitarian, and devoted instructor to all the lives she touches and students she impacts.