Chip Sullivan named golf pro at King Carter

Chip Sullivan recently joined King Carter Golf Club, 480 Old St. John’s Road, Irvington, as PGA head golf professional under PGA general manager Jeff Crabbe.

Sullivan and family are thrilled to be returning home to Virginia after a three-year journey in Mississippi.

“We are certainly very excited to have a PGA professional of Chip’s accomplishments join our team,” said Crabbe.

Over his career Sullivan has served at clubs throughout the U.S., including 20 years as a head golf professional in Roanoke. He comes to King Carter Golf Club with over 30 years of experience in the golf business and an impressive list of golf accomplishments.

Sullivan was a former college standout at Ole Miss where he was SEC champion and is a proud member of the Athletic Hall of Fame. As a professional, he has earned over 80 mini tour and club professional wins, including winning the 2007 PGA Professional National Championship.

In his 20 years in Virginia, Sullivan was a three-time Middle Atlantic Player of the Year, a four-time Maryland State Open champion and a five-time Virginia State Open runner up. Additionally, he is a former member of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and South African Tour. He has played in over 50 PGA Tour events including nine Majors where his best finish was a T-31 in the 86th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Wis.

Sullivan will be available for lessons with all ability levels.

Sullivan has been married to his wife, Kari, for 21 years. She worked in the Roanoke County Public Schools for over 20 years, in addition to working and performing as a teaching artist with Roanoke Children’s Theatre. The Sullivans have three children, Kalley 19, Camryn, 15, and Colby, 13.