Our Team

Carl Koons, PGA
Head PGA Golf Professional
Mr. Koons is a Class A-1 PGA Golf Professional who has been with the club since 1989. After attending Old Dominion University he began working as an apprentice in the PGA program at The Country Club of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Working his way to first assistant under the direction of the legendary club professional, Melvin Rowe, Carl accepted the additional responsibility as golf coach for the George Mason University Division I golf team.

Carl is a member of the Titleist Club Professional Staff and is recognized as a certified club-fitter for both Titleist and Mizuno. Carl and his wife Laural came to Fredericksburg in May of 1989 and have two daughters AnnMarie and Callie.
Ron Barley, CGCS
Golf Course Superintendent
Ron is a GCSAA member with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and has held a certified status for well over 30 years. Fredericksburg Country Club is very fortunate to have Ron Barley, as only a select few have what it takes to keep pace with the education requirement of the association as a certified golf course superintendent and to stand the test of time in this very challenging business.

Our dedicated, hardworking crew of grounds maintenance employees work under the leadership and instruction of Ron, who became a certified golf course superintendent in 1983 and graduated from Mary Washington College in 1992. Ron continues to stay active in the education process by attending ongoing classes at Virginia Tech and the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America. Ron's advanced knowledge has now put him in the position of being one of the top superintendents in the Mid-Atlantic area and to help young superintendents through the certification process.

Ron is proud to be a part of all the improvements on our golf course, and is appreciative of the current Board and past Boards for allocating monies to the grounds department to continue improving the day-to-day maintenance.

The Club's grounds staff includes an assistant superintendent and five full-time and four seasonal grounds employees. The assistant superintendent, Mark Jacobs, has been employed at the club since 1990. He was employed as the mechanic. After showing a desire to improve the course and to learn turf management, he was promoted to assistant superintendent in 2003.

 Rob Light, Tennis Professional 

Rob came to Fredericksburg Country Club in 2003, after serving two seasons as assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While at UNC-A, Rob was influential in helping guide the Bulldogs team to its first-ever Division 1 National Ranking.

Before going to Asheville, Rob served as the Assistant Tennis Professional at the Roanoke Country Club. Rob taught for 5 years in Roanoke where several of his junior players went on to play tennis at the collegiate level.

Rob has enjoyed an extensive playing career. He was a four-year letterman at Hampden-Sydney College where he was a three-year captain. He finished his junior and senior years as second team all conference and was named team’s most outstanding player in those two years as well. Rob holds the highest level of professional certification through the United States Professional Tennis Registry. Rob is also a Master Racket Technician which is the highest honor given to any certified racket stringer in the United States Racket Stringers Association.

Outside the club, Rob has twice been selected to coach the Mid-Atlantic junior teams. In 2004, Rob coached the Boy's and Girl's Mid-Atlantic Zonals team in North Carolina, and in 2007 Rob was selected to coach the Girls’ 18 and under Mid-Atlantic Nationals team in California.
Chrissy Griffiths, Fitness Director

Chrissy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington and is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor managing a team of fitness instructors. Fitness classes include Core Strength and Flexibility, various forms of Yoga including Hot Yoga, Aqua Zumba, Dance Aerobics, Pilates, Total Body Conditioning, Tabata, PITAIYO, Pilates and Zumba.

Chrissy is available for personal and small group training upon request. She also offers an independent training program where she first assesses the client's mobility and stability for golf, pinpointing any limitations that will affect swing; then forms a personalized training program that a client will conduct on his or her own with follow-ups every 4-6 weeks.

Chrissy also has the capability for 3D motion imaging for Kinematic sequence analysis to determine proper energy transfer from the body to the club; and 2D swing analysis to identify any of the 12 most common swing characteristics, as identified by the Titleist Performance Institute.
Joy Kerley, Accounts Payables & Receivables Manager

Joy has worked for the Fredericksburg Country Club for 26 years as the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Manager. Prior to coming to the Club, she worked as the Bookkeeper for Lake of the Woods Association for 10 years.

Growing up in a military family, Joy has lived on the east and west coast of the Unites States, including the island of Antigua. After graduating from Herndon High School in northern Virginia she attended Northern VA Community College, but did not graduate. In 2008, after taking several classes and working full-time at the Club, she finally graduated and received her Associates Degree in Business Management from Germanna Community College.

Joy lives in Orange County with her husband Jim. They enjoy playing golf on the weekends, and participate in various church activities. She has been the volunteer bookkeeper for her church for the past 6 years.