About Krista Dunton
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Krista was born and raised in Atherton, California where she grew up playing golf at Stanford University Golf Course. As a junior golfer she learned the game from her mother and from the college coaches at Stanford University. Krista graduated from University of Michigan in 1988 and was co-captain of the Womens Golf Team. From 1989-1993 Krista competed on the Futures Tour, a mini tour of the LPGA.
Krista began teaching in 1993 at Forsgate Country Club in New Jersey and became the Director of Instruction at Forsgate through 2002. She is a Class A member of both the LPGA and PGA Teaching and Club Professional Division.
Krista was the Assistant Golf Coach for the Womens Golf team as Princeton University from 1998-2003. Krista was the first woman to compete in the PGA Championship for the New Jersey PGA Chapter and holds the low scoring record for a woman competing in a NJ PGA section event.. An accomplished player she now focuses her energy on helping others achieve new heights in their golf games. She was influential in changing the legislature to allow high school girl golfers to compete from the forward tees, allowing them equal competition with the boys.
Krista became the Director of Instruction at Belfair in Hilton Head South Carolina in 2003 and turned their learning Center into a thriving golfing complex for improvement and practice. She was at Belfair from 2003-2007.
From 2004-2009 Krista spent the Summer months as the Director of Instruction at Fishers Island Club on Fishers Island in NY. A small quiet island off the coast of Connecticut this island has 18 holes of the most amazing golf you will ever experience! All 18 holes have a view of the ocean, a wonderful links style course and fabulous membership.
Currently Krista is the Senior Instructor at Berkeley Hall Club in Hilton Head, SC. She is also owner/operator of Krista Dunton Golf specializing in individual, group and corporate golf outings.
She was awarded the PGA New Jersey section Teacher of the Year award in 2001 and the LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2002. In 2006 she was awarded the Carolinas Section PGA Teacher of the Year award. Carolinas section is the largest in the country comprised of both North and South Carolina. In 2009 she was awarded the LPGA SouthEast Section Teacher of the Year Award and this past year in 2010 she was awarded the first ever Hilton Head PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year Award.
Krista is passionate about her teaching and her main goal in a lesson is to get the player to hit the ball the best they ever have!