Golf Professionals


David James, Head Golf Professional, PGA, MP

David James fell in love with the game of golf at age 12 when he birdied his very first hole. After High School and Community College, David attended Loyola Marymount University, where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In 1985 David arrived at Chaparral Country Club and with his credentials earned a position as Head Golf Professional. In 1994 he earned his PGA Master Professional status and in 2001 was voted Desert Chapter Golf Professional of the year. David has dedicated his life to teaching the game, becoming a USGA rules expert and organizing men’s, women’s and couples tournaments for Chaparral.

Erin James, Assistant Golf Professional, PGA

Chaparral welcomed Erin to our golf staff in 2010. She has the distinction of being the first lady professional to graduate from the Golf Management Program at the College of the Desert. Her 20 year career focus has been centered on golf instruction.

At Chaparral, Erin helps create weekly ladies programs, gives private lessons and conducts group clinics. Erin puts her heart and soul into her position as 1st assistant golf professional and merchandise buyer for the Pro Shop.

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