Elected to membership in September of 1994, Chris Dibble has proven over the years that he is a pillar at his club, to his chapter and to the Section. The son of PGA member, Bob Dibble, Chris has spent his entire life engaged in the game of golf. Currently, serving as the GM/Director of Golf at Holston Hills Country Club, Dibble has spent his entire career at Holston Hills, starting his journey at the club in 1992. The quintessence of professionalism, Dibble continues to mentor, lead and spearhead a number of initiatives that help grow the game and enrich his community, the club and our Section.
Within the community, Holston Hills and Dibble conduct numerous events and work with several local charity organizations including; Bucky’s Bikes with Mission of Hope, Polar Bear Plunge, Red Nose Day, Holston Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and a Veteran’s Day Donation Drive.
The recipient of the 2006 Merchandiser of the Year award, the 2008 Golf Professional of the Year award and the 2010 Bill Strausbaugh award, Dibble is no stranger to being recognized for his commitment to excellence. Over the years, Dibble has served both the Knoxville Chapter and the Tennessee Section including being a former Knoxville Chapter Officer and serving multiple terms on the Tennessee PGA Board of Directors as the Chapter Director and Tournament Chairman. A 4-time host of the Tennessee PGA Section Championship, Dibble is a staple of the tournament program and can be found on the tee at nearly every Section event.
Spend just a few moments with Dibble, and you will understand the passion and commitment he has to Holston Hills Country Club and the game of golf. It is this passion for development, genuine commitment to his fellow PGA Professionals and his community, and heart felt love for the game that culminated in Chris Dibble being named the 2019 Tennessee PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
We would also like to recognize the other four individuals who won their chapter Golf Professional of the Year Award. Chattanooga: Sean Rice, PGA of Black Creek Club – Middle TN: Brian Jorgenson, PGA of Nashville Golf & Athletic – Tri-Cities: Cody Weems, PGA of the Tennessee Golf Foundation – West TN: Sean McFetridge, PGA of The Links at Galloway. This award is the highest annual honor a Chapter can bestow upon a professional whose total contributions to the game best exemplify the complete PGA Professional. All of these individuals are continuing to do amazing things in their respective area of the state and should not be looked past.