Chris Parker was born in England in February 1978, he grew up in the West Midlands and began playing golf at the age of 8 influenced by his father who is an avid golfer. It was quickly identified that Chris had a natural talent for the game and progressed quickly competing in many amateur and junior tournaments at club and county level, before attending University of Central England.
After having a successful University career it was only natural for Chris to pursue a career in golf, turning professional in 1998. In 2002 Chris graduated from the PGA of Great Britain gaining Distinction in Coaching. It was during this time period that Chris was drawn to the teaching and philosophy of David Leadbetter were he began his Leadbetter Certification. In 2005, Chris began working for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Timmendorfer Strand Germany moving in 2011 to the Academy in Munich as Senior Instructor and Head of Training before assuming his position at LGA Leeds.
He coached some of the best amateur golfers in the Munich area and accompanies LPGA tour players such as Sandra Gal and Stefanie Michl at European Tour level. He has also assisted David Leadbetter with coaching players such as Frederick Jacobsen, Nick Price, Na Yeon Choi, and Suzanne Pettersen.