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Meet the Golf Professionals Milburn Country Club

Luke Smith, PGA

Director of Golf

Luke grew up on the South coast of England and has been playing the game of golf since he was 8 years old. At the age of 12 he began working behind the counter on the weekend at a local course near his house. By the age of 17, he was enrolled in the PGA program and after 3 years became a Class A professional and worked as an Assistant Professional in England. In 2001 he relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina and worked at Stonebridge Golf Club, a semi-private facility bordering South Carolina. He eventually transitioned to the Head Professional role at Pine Lake Country Club and worked there for 13 years. In 2016, Luke was invited to play in the Folds of Honor Pro-Am at Milburn Country Club. Shortly after the tournament, the Director of Golf position became available and Luke was hired. Luke maintains his PGA Professional status in both the United States and United Kingdom and in 2021 was awarded the Midwest Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year!

Sean Chalk, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Sean was born in Fort Worth, Texas but his family moved to Kansas when he was 12. In middle school his friends invited him out to play golf for the first time. Utilizing his grandpa's old set of Clubs that were stored in the basement, he shot a 124 with one bogey on a par 3. Although his score was high, he became obsessed with the game and started practicing every single day. At the age of 15, he applied for a job at Overland Park Golf Club for his first job. He worked at OP for 16 consecutive years and spent his last 8 years there as the Head Golf Professional after he obtained his PGA Class A certification when he was 24 years old. Sean and Luke had played together in the Midwest Section Championship and when the opportunity for the Head Golf Professional position became available at Milburn in 2020, Sean jumped at the opportunity. Sean has a passion for customer service, tournament operations, and weather forecasting!

Donnie Allis

Assistant Golf Professional

Donnie grew up in Franklin County Kansas in the country on 500 acres with 80 to 100 head of cattle. He started playing golf freshman year of high school at Pomona High School and was the first golfer from Pomona to qualify for the 3A Kansas State Championship not once, but twice. Donnie received a scholarship to play golf at Coffeyville Community College and eventually made the team at the University of Texas at Tyler. Donnie left college early to move back to Kansas and stepped away from golf for a few years. While on a vacation, he heard a commercial for a long drive competition which brought him back to the game of golf. He enrolled in the Golf Academy and acquired several certifications including teaching, tournament administration, club repair and fitting. Donnie landed a job at Wolf Creek Golf Club and worked there for 7 seasons where he honed his skills in sales and merchandising. In 2019, Donnie accepted the position as the Assistant Professional at Milburn. His passions are club fitting and repair and merchandising. If you need a Club fitting, Donnie is your guy!

Mark Chedrick

Outside Operations Manager

Mark grew up in San Diego, CA where the weather is conducive to year round outdoor activity and played a variety of sports growing up. In high school he decided to pursue golf competitively. Mark attend The University of Kansas and graduated with an accounting degree. He took a job in Kansas City at an accounting firm upon graduating but after 2 years in the corporate world decided that golf was what truly made him happy. He joined the outside services team at Milburn in 2019 and less than a year into his new golf career was promoted to Outside Operations Manager and decided to pursue the PGA apprentice program. Mark enjoys getting to know our members and providing an excellent experience at the Club to all members and guests.