Chariot Run Golf Club – Indiana golf at its best – has a new Hoosier on the grounds after announcing the hiring of James Kittinger as the club’s new Head Golf Professional. Kittinger is a Southern Indiana native born and raised in Mt. Vernon just two hours and change from Chariot Run who comes back to the crossroads of America after a stint in Statesboro, Georgia where he served as the PGA Golf Professional for Georgia Southern University Golf Course. Kittinger will immediately assume oversight responsibilities for Chariot Run’s golf operations.
“I’m beyond excited to be a part of the Chariot Run family,” said Kittinger. “My wife and I wanted to get closer to family back in Indiana ever since our daughter was born. Some of my best memories are on Indiana golf courses and I’m thrilled to be back.”
As a welcome to James and a show of Hoosier hospitality, get to know Chariot Run’s new Head Golf Professional through a quick Q&A.
Q&A WITH JAMES KITTINGER
QUESTION 1: When did you first realize you wanted a career in golf?
I first realized I wanted a career in golf when I came to the realization I wasn’t good enough to compete with the big boys. I love golf and I knew I needed to find a way to work somewhere around the game.
QUESTION 2: Who is your favorite PGA TOUR player and why?
Gary Woodland for sure. His down-to-earth approach to the game of golf and life in general is infectious. Not to mention those blistering stingers off the tee. I think Chariot Run would suit his game.
QUESTIONS 3: What is your dream foursome and where are you playing?
This is always an interesting question. Do you “play” in your dream foursome or are you just following along? It might sound cliché, but my dad is my hero. He’s worked hard for everything he has and gave our family a wonderful life. I would love to be on the bag for my dad at Augusta National while he played alongside John Daly, Freddie Couples and Tiger Woods.
QUESTION 4: What is the most interesting thing to happen to you on a golf course?
Well, Andrew Magee and I have something in common. I have only one ace in my golf career and it came on the driveable par-4 11th hole at Cambridge Golf Course in Evansville, IN!
Welcome to Chariot Run, Mr. Kittinger!