Head PGA Golf Professional
Mr. Koons is a Class A-1 PGA Golf Professional who has been with the club for twenty-one years. 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, 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 25 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 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 Mr. Ron Barley, Certified Golf Course Superintendent. Ron 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 on-going 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 helps 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.
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 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.