Chandler Withington

Chandler Withington
Chandler Withington is the Head Golf Professional at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Prior to leading golf operations at Hazeltine, Withington was on the golf staff of Merion, Seminole Golf Club, and other highly regarded clubs. Withington is a historian of the game, and values the life lessons learned on the course.
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How Have the New Rules of Golf Impacted the Game

by Chandler Withington on Apr 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

If you have been following professional golf in 2019, you may have noticed that some of the rules of golf have changed – and some players aren’t...

Historic Hazeltine: 2016 Ryder Cup

by Chandler Withington on Mar 18, 2019 8:26:29 AM

If I had to single out one player who had the largest impact on Team USA winning the 2016 Ryder Cup, it would unquestionably be Jordan Spieth.

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5 Most Memorable Moments from the PGA Tour in 2018

by Chandler Withington on Dec 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

As we close the book on another year in golf, we look back at 5 captivating stories from the PGA Tour in 2018:

Chandler Withington: My Journey to Hazeltine National

by Chandler Withington on Dec 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Any journey worth remembering is not without its detours and closed doors. I experienced this firsthand when my dream of becoming head golf...

Hazeltine’s Toughest Holes in Major Tournaments

by Chandler Withington on Nov 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM
2016 Ryder Cup, Hole 16 | Par 5 – 572 yards

While the design and routing of some holes at Hazeltine National have changed since its...

Become a Better Golfer: The Trackman Challenge

by Chandler Withington on Jul 24, 2017 9:39:00 AM

In previous blog posts I have shared about controlling the distance and direction of each shot. A few posts which touched on this topic have been:

Become a Better Golfer: Select the Right Club for Your Short Game

by Chandler Withington on Jul 20, 2017 8:03:00 AM

Earlier in this blog series, I blogged about how I identify the speed of the greens before each round. If you missed it: I take the putter head...

Become a Better Golfer: Give Your Putts a Chance

by Chandler Withington on Jul 18, 2017 7:51:44 AM

A lot is often made about the great putters and their beautiful putting strokes. While it is true that some of the all-time greats had repeatable...

Become a Better Golfer: Make Your Golf Practice Count

by Chandler Withington on Jul 3, 2017 7:30:00 AM

The old adage "quality over quantity" is true, especially when it comes to your practice time. With the busy demands of everyday life, it can be...

Become a Better Golfer: Incorporate Routines in your Golf Game

by Chandler Withington on Jun 29, 2017 7:57:00 AM

When I was preparing to play in the Tapemark Pro-Am at a local Minnesota golf club, I focused on two things: Sticking to my routine and accepting...