Golf News for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | People

Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia names LPGA tour player Kris Tschetter resident touring pro

ALDIE, Va. -- Creighton Farms announced that LPGA tour player Kris Tschetter has joined as the Resident Touring Pro for the Club at Creighton Farms. Kris is a graduate of Texas Christian University and began playing on the LPGA Tour in 1988. She finished second in two majors, being runner-up to Annika Sorenstam in the 1996 US Open, and to Betsy King in the 1997 Nabisco Dinah Shore Championship. Kris also holds the Women's British Open 9-hole record with a 29. Kris also has 10 second place finishes and 50 top-10 finishes. In 2010, Kris released a book entitled, "The Man I Knew," which chronicles her 15-year friendship with Ben Hogan.

"We're excited to have Kris Tschetter call Creighton Farms her 'home' course," said Casey Counseller, General Manager of Creighton Farms. "She is remarkable as a person and a player, and we're pleased she chose Creighton Farms as her Club. Kris is the perfect fit for our Club on so many levels - it's a great place for her to work on her game, and the clinics she'll hold for our members and their guests where she will impart her knowledge of the game will certainly help them develop into better players."

A resident of Northern Virginia, Kris Tschetter is familiar with Creighton Farms and recently hosted a "Day with Kris Tschetter" clinic for members to improve their swings and enhance the mental part of their golf game. As Resident Touring Pro, Kris will participate in a range of private events for members and their guests, including clinics, lessons and special golf days and she'll also play as one of the celebrity golfers in the Creighton Farms Invitational Hosted by Jack Nicklaus, a charity tournament to raise money for local children's hospitals.

"I look forward to becoming part of the community at Creighton Farms. It's an exceptional property and golf course. It's nice to have a 'home' base from which I can continue to play and teach. Having my family enjoy the club and its amenities as well is a great bonus," Kris Tschetter said.

Kris Tschetter was born in Detroit, Michigan. As an amateur, she won the 1983 American Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions and was a four-time winner of the South Dakota State Women's Amateur Championship. In 1984, she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open. As a member of the Texas Christian University women's golf team, she was a three-time member of the All-Southwest Conference Team. During college, Tschetter was a member of Shady Oaks Golf Club in Fort Worth, where she developed a relationship with the late Ben Hogan. Kris lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children, who will also be members at Creighton Farms.

For More Information Contact:
Cindy Lawrence at 617-630-4906 or clawrence@southworthdevelopment.com

About Creighton Farms:
An extraordinary private club community located in Virginia's prestigious Loudoun County and featuring an award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, 964 acres of beautiful Virginia hunt country home sites for the community's elegant Legacy Homes and Villas. Enviable amenities include an award winning 34,000-square-foot clubhouse, tennis courts, planned pool and fitness facility.

About Southworth Development:
Southworth Development LLC is a privately held company specializing in the development of residential resort and hospitality-branded real estate communities. Founded by David Southworth, Southworth Development's expertise includes master-planned community development, real estate asset management, golf course construction management, and resort and golf operations management.

Southworth's award-winning communities include:

Machrihanish Dunes - a celebrated historic project on the west coast of Scotland consisting of an award winning, U.K. Top-100, 18-hole, David McLay Kidd-designed seaside links course, two historic Scottish hotels, and fractional ownership golf cottage units.

Meredith Bay - a luxury residential gated community with single-family home sites, townhomes and a private beach club and marina located on New Hampshire's famed Lake Winnipesaukee.

Renaissance - a private golf club that was named "Course of the Year" for 2012 by the New England Golf Course Owners Association and consists of an 18-hole Brian Silva Signature championship golf course and new American Shingle-Style clubhouse located on Boston's North Shore.

PGA VillageĀ® - The Bahamas - Currently under development, this resort property on Cat Island in The Bahamas is being created in conjunction with the PGA of America. It will feature a 1,906-acre oceanfront site with over 2 miles of beachfront and will be anchored by a five-star boutique hotel. Amenities will include 36 holes of championship-caliber golf, the PGA VillageĀ®, a casino, and spectacular seaside residential units.

Willowbend - Created in 1992 by Paul Fireman and David Southworth, Willowbend has earned a reputation as New England's premier private club community. Featuring 27 holes of award-winning championship golf, luxurious estate homes and villas, a world-class tennis facility, Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness facility and spa, plus elegant gourmet dining, Willowbend has long been considered Cape Cod's most prestigious and exclusive private enclave.