Sunnybrook Country Club Pro Staff

Grand Rapids Golf Course

Luke Emrich, Head Golf Professional

Luke Emrich is in his first year at Sunnybrook Country Club and third year with Watermark Properties after graduation.  Upon graduation from the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University in 2009, Luke accepted a job as an Assistant Golf Professional at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, CA. He was elected to PGA membership shortly after in 2010. After two years as an Assistant at Desert Willow, he was promoted to the position of Tournament Coordinator at the club. Luke stayed active in the Southern California PGA Section while also teaching for one of Southern California’s most recognized Junior Golf Programs. Prior to his move to Southern California, Luke worked here at Watermark from 2002 to 2009. Please e-mail Luke at lemrich@sunnybrookcc.com or call the Pro Shop at 616-457.1100 ext. 2.

Chris Bigford,  Assistant Golf Professional

Chris graduated from Ferris State Universities Professional Golf Management Program in 2012 and has been a PGA member since 2013.  He has worked in the golf business for over 15 years throughout the country.  The last 7 years, Chris has been a golf instructor at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in Northern Michigan.

He grew up learning to play golf at Sunnybrook Country Club from 1989 to 1995.  Chris’ childhood at Sunnybrook was a huge influence on his love and passion for the game of golf today. Chris is excited to be back at Sunnybrook Country Club!