My greatest memories of golf are of being a 4 year old kid chasing my dad and brothers around a 9 hole public golf course. Hitting balls, as the sun is coming up, across that same course before going to school. The roots of my golf, family nucleus, competitiveness, and spirituality were all planted here. I grew from a 4 year old to a good junior player, to a successful high school player, to a Big Ten champion, to a first team collegiate All-American, to a Korn Ferry Tour player of the year, and to a PGA Tour winner all from these roots.

Through 24 years of PGA Tour membership and 51 years of my life, my journey has been filled with highest of highs and lowest of lows. I have learned and experiences a lot about golf, business, commitment, dedication, and value. In June of 2009, my family was involved in a tragic accident that changed the path of my journey. My children were critically injured and my wife lost her life. The circumstance we were thrown into was the start of my “course” coming back full circle. The majority of the time is now at home and I spend most of my golf time playing friendly games at a public course. The desire to have PGA Tour caliber equipment has never left. That is where the roots of Circle 15 are planted. We are delivering top of the line PGA Tour caliber equipment to the public. The past 11 years have lead me to the fulfillment of this dream. At Circle 15, you will not only be treated like a Tour player, but also like family.

- Chris Smith


Indiana High School Champion
Indiana State Amateur Champion
2 time Ohio open Champion
7 collegiate wins at Ohio State
4 time All Big Ten Team
Individual Big Ten Champion
1990 Honorable Mention All American
1991 First Team NCAA All American
5 time winner on the Korn Ferry Tour
1997 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year
2002 Buick Classic Champion on the PGA Tour

Rochester High School Hall of Fame
Indiana High School Hall of Fame
Indiana Golf Hall of Fame
Ohio State University Hall of Fame