Meet the Pros


Jeremy K. Franks, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Jeremy Franks began his position as the head professional at James River Country Club on March 18, 2011. Jeremy's prior professional career includes: First Assistant Golf Professional, Chevy Chase Club; Assistant Golf Professional, Four Streams Golf Club; and Apprentice Golf Professional, The PGA Village. In 2008 Jeremy achieved membership in the PGA of America. He has served as the Grow the Game Chair for the Center Chapter of the Middle Atlantic Section. He is very active in the Section and believes in serving his fellow PGA members. Jeremy's playing record includes All American honors while playing collegiate golf for Montgomery College. He also held the position of co-Captain duing the same season. He was medalist at his first PAT in 2003, and placed second in the first professional tournament at Williamsburg National. Jeremy has a passion for teaching. His students have won a variety of events ranging from club events to junior tour championships. Jeremy enjoys teaching "all" skill levels from beginner to advanced. Jeremy resides in Newport News with his wife Nicole, and his three children, Christopher, McKinley and Sienna. 

Sean Daly
Assistant Golf Professional

 Sean was born and raised in upstate New York. He moved down to Virginia in the summer of 1995 and started working at the Williamsburg Kingsmill Tennis Club. He worked at the Tennis Club from July 1996 to December of 1999. Sean then decided to make a career change into the golf profession. Leaving the profession in December, Sean transferred departments into an assistant golf professional at Kingsmill Resort & Spa. As he began a career in golf, it was easily seen that this business was for him. Sean left Kingsmill in 2003 and became Head Golf Professional at the Traditions of Stonehoue. He continued as the head golf professional up until 2009. Sean has been a part of the James River Country Club staff since June of 2010. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the professional staff. Sean has a tremendous passion for teaching the game of golf to all ages and abilities. Sean's hobbies include cooking, fishing and wine tasting. 

 Chris Dillow, PGA Apprentice
2nd Assistant Golf Professional

 Chris Dillow is a product of Bland, Virginia which is located in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Since arriving on the peninsula in 2009, he is no stranger to the rich standard of golf in the Tidewater of Virginia. Chris spent time as an assistant instructor and club fitter to Mark Houston at Kiskiack Golf Club before moving over as Head Golf Professional at Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort in 2013. Chris joined the professional staff at James River Country Club after fulfilling his role as First Assistant Golf Professional at Elizabeth Manor Golf & Country Club.However, Chris’ biggest accomplishments have not come from behind a pro shop desk or on the lesson tee. Chris has an extensive background as a competitive golfer that dates back to his roots in the mountains of Virginia. Chris is a VHSL Single A Individual State Champion. Chris earned a scholarship to compete for Radford University and also received All-Conference honors during his four year career. He graduated with a degree in Psychology, and turned professional following his 2009 collegiate campaign. His most notable golf achievement is competing in the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship as an amateur in 2007. Chris has competed on various other satellite professional tours in addition to the PGA Tour and Tour.Chris is married to his long-time sweetheart, Brooke, and they have made a home in Newport News, Virginia.