Nippo Lake Instructors
Private Lessons, Adult Clinics, and Golf Camps
Chris Mowers, PGA - Director of Golf
Rick Rogers - Professional Teacher
Chris Mowers: PGA: Director of Golf
Chris is originally from Plymouth, New Hampshire, where he grew up and at the age of 12 began working in the golf industry. He worked in golf course maintenance throughout high school and college, including the construction of the back 9 holes at Nippo Lake.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management and Business Administration, Chris moved to southern California to attend the Golf Academy of San Diego. Upon graduation in 2002, he began his career at Morgan Run Resort and Club as an Assistant Golf Professional, during which time he completed a three level apprenticeship to earn his "Class A" PGA Membership in 2006.
Chris transferred back to the east coast in April 2007 to become the First Assistant Golf Professional at Ipswich Country Club and was promoted to Head Golf Professional the following year.
Since becoming Nippo Lake's Head Professional in 2009, Chris has taken the Member tournaments to the next level and created the Annual Nippo Lake Cup and the Annual Nippo Lake Fourball. In addition, he introduced the Get Golf Ready Program and has developed a reputation as a highly regarded Golf Instructor. Coming into his 11th season at Nippo Lake and 8th season at Rochester CC, Chris is eager to continue to grow the game at both facilities through increased playing opportunities and teaching programs. Please let Chris know if there is anything he and/or his staff can do to improve your experience at Nippo Lake Golf Club.
Rick Rogers: Professional Teacher
Rick Rogers has been involved in the golf business and physical education since 1973. He graduated from Boston University in 1973 with a B.S. in Physical Education and moved on to do graduate work in Kinesiology and Human Movement, graduating from the California Polytechnic College in San Luis Obispo, CA in 1978. To maintain his New Hampshire State Certification in teaching physical education he has taken numerous clinics, workshops and mini courses in all aspects of teaching and coaching.
Rick has worked in public education as a teacher and coach for almost 40 years and is currently at Oyster River Middle School. He developed and instituted the Elementary Physical Education Program in Farmington, NH. In Rochester, NH, he developed and implemented the Varsity and Junior Varsity Golf Program at Spaulding High School, and developed the Adventure-Based Physical Education Curriculum at both Spaulding High School and Rochester Middle School. In conjunction with the Rochester Recreation Department he started the Youth Soccer Program. At the University of New Hampshire he helped develop the Women's Varsity Golf. He was Soccer Coach of the Year, Southwestern "M" Conference, and is in the NH Coaches Hall of Fame. Included in his career are the following publications: "Including Students with Down's Syndrome in Adventure Programming" and "Inclusive Physical Education". WMUR Channel 9's New Hampshire Chronicle aired a segment on "Rick Roger's Junior Golf Camps at Nippo Lake Golf Club" in September of 2009, and again in April of 2011.
Rick began at Nippo Lake in 1987, he was in the PGA Apprentice Program from 1992 - 1995 and has been Nippo Lake's Head Teaching Professional since 1997. To quote Chris Mowers, Head Golf Professional, "Rick is the face of Junior Golf at Nippo Lake Golf Club and he is a wonderful man and wonderful teacher -- we are very lucky to have someone with such qualifications!"