Chris is the Director of Instruction for The Plane Truth at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, TX. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 2013 and Golf Digest Best in State since 2011, his students include seven-time PGA Tour winner and 2012 Players champion Matt Kuchar, six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan, and Gavin Green.

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The Plane Truth, The Courses at Watters Creek

The Plane Truth, The Courses at Watters Creek

Plano
, TX

Jack L.

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chris o’connell

O’Connell is the Director of Instruction for The Plane Truth at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano, TX. A Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher since 2013, O’Connell has also been recognized as one of the “Best Teachers” in the state of Texas since 2011 by Golf Digest magazine.

A 1995 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he was a two-time MVP and team captain, O’Connell played briefly on the PGA Tour—playing in four events— before turning his attention to coaching. Since 1998, he has mentored under renowned swing coach Jim Hardy, author of the best-selling golf instruction book that spawned the school’s name, The Plane Truth for Golfers. Hardy was also named the 2007 PGA National Teacher of the Year and is ranked among the top 10 coaches on Golf Digest’s “50 Best Teachers in America” list.

O’Connell’s students include seven-time PGA Tour winner and 2012 Players champion Matt Kuchar, six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan and Gavin Green. O’Connell also serves as the Vice President and Co-Founder of Plane Truth Golf, a business dedicated to training golf instructors and providing instruction to golfers worldwide through innovative teaching tools.

The Plane Truth, The Courses at Watters Creek

The Plane Truth, The Courses at Watters Creek

Plano, TX

www.planetruthwatterscreek.com

Lighted for night use, the Practice and Learning Center features a 350 x 200-yard range with 50-plus natural-grass hitting areas and nine target flags/greens lasered for accurate yardages. The short-game area has three large practice greens surrounded by five bunkers of various depths, grass hollows and hillocks, with fairway and rough cut areas for shot variety. There is also a large practice putting green outside the golf shop. A lighted six-hole layout called The Future Course provides 40-to-120-yard par 3s for additional scoring-shot practice.

Dallas golf coach Jake Sandusky

Jake Sandusky

Jake is a Plane Truth Level II Certified Instructor and AimPoint Green Reading Certified Instructor. He began his career as a teaching professional at the prestigious Chicago Golf Club and works with a number of PGA Tour and mini-tour players, including Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland, on green reading and putting.

Dallas golf coach Andy Traynor

Andy Traynor

Andy is a Plane Truth Level III Certified Instructor and TrackMan Master Professional—the only one in the state of Texas. He holds several TPI certifications, including Biomechanics Coach, Power Coach and Level 3 Junior Coach, and is also a SAM PuttLab and Swing Catalyst Level 2 Instructor.

Dallas golf coach Joe Brown

Joe Brown

Joe is a Plane Truth Level I Certified Instructor and U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach. A member of Ferris State University’s golf team, where he earned his PGA Golf Management degree, Joe was previously a Teaching Professional at Cherry Hills CC in Colorado and placed second in the 2014 Colorado PGA Assistant Championship.