Chris, a native of Pennington Gap, VA, started at the club in October of 2000 and spent 5 years working as the Assistant Golf Professional before being promoted to Head Golf Professional in February of 2005.  In 2017 Chris left the club briefly to take the Head Golf Professional position at the Country Club of Bristol in Bristol, TN.  Only to return in 2018 and take the GM/Head Golf Professional role here at Lonesome Pine C.C.  Chris graduated from Lincoln Memorial University in 1995 with a B.S. in Athletic Training.  He played four years of collegiate golf before starting his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Cedar Hill Country Club in Jonesville, VA.  Chris is a seven time player of the year winner in the Tri-Cities PGA Chapter along with winning the Tri-Cities Chapter Championship seven times.  He is a former winner of the Tri-Cities PGA Chapter Private Merchandiser of the Year.  He won the 2009 Coca-Cola Open in Oak Ridge, Tn.  He also Qualified for the 2007 Knoxville Open along with the 2012 Club Professional National Championship held at the Bayonet and Black Horse Courses in Seaside, CA.  Chris resides in Big Stone Gap with his wife, Lindsay, a math teacher at Union High School and their son Jackson. 


Mark is a life long golf course superintendent who begin his career in the golf industry in 1973.  Mark has worked on courses in six different states with earning his Certified Golf Course Superintendent status in 1994.  Before Mark and his lovely wife Marla came to the club in 1997 he worked for Landscapes Unlimited, a golf course builder, remodeling and building golf courses like Quail Hollow for Tom Fazio, and Cresent Golf Course with John Lafoy who remodeled our front nine. Since coming to "The Pine" he and his crew installed new irrigation, re-grassed the fairways, adding tee's as well as adding rock work you see throughout the course.  In 2013 Mark retired from "The Pine" and from the golf industry to build and run a small jersey dairy where he and his wife were awarded a Virginia's finest award in 2015.  In 2018 Mark return to Lonesome Pine to get back at what he loves to do.