Mission Viejo Country Club

Professional Golf Staff


Director of Golf


Chad Pettit grew up in Northern California in the small town of Ukiah. Mom and Dad Scott and Becky brother Jason and sister Katie.  After graduating high school Chad attended The Professional Golfers Career College where he received his specialized associates degree in business golf management.  During his time in college he met his wife Katie at the age of eighteen.  Katie and Chad dated for nine years while they finished school and started their careers.  Katie is in the internal medicine veterinary field but currently is a stay at home mom.  They now have been married seven years with two children, Evan (5) and Ila (2). Chad and Katie are currently selling their home in Murrieta and are excited about moving to Orange County.

Chad started in the Outside Service department of the Pauma Valley Country Club in 1997 while finishing his schooling at the Professional Golfer’s Career College.  After eight months, he was promoted to the Pro Shop staff and started his journey towards PGA membership.  In the summer of 2006, he was promoted to Head Golf Professional.  During his time in his position he has been responsible for all golf operations.  Chad also played in the 2007 Century Club matches which he qualified by being one of the top ten players in the San Diego chapter.

Chad's hobbies include taking his kids to the beach, all outdoor sports, wine & micro brew tasting, and he loves to cook & BBQ!  His all time low round was a 64 at Escondido Country Club, and he had a Hole-In-One at Sycuan Golf Club in the Pine Glenn Shoot Out.  Chad is happy to be a part of the MVCC Family.


Head Golf Professional 

Tim has worked at MVCC since 2016 and was elected to PGA Membership in June of 2019. He has over 12 years of experience in the golf industry, which includes stops at Woods Valley Golf Club and Pauma Valley Country Club. Tim is an expert in tournament operations, teaching, members services, team building, outside service and golf shop operations. He began his career at MVCC as a shop assistant and was promoted to 1st Assistant Professional after 6 months, in June of 2019 he was named the Club's Head Golf Professional. Tim is truly honored to be a part of the MVCC family.

Tyna Uhlar

Assistant Golf Professional

Tyna UhlarTyna was born in Laguna Beach and grew up in San Clemente. She began golf at the age of 9 years old and played competitive junior golf up through high school where she was active on the Varsity soccer team and the first female to make the boy’s surf team at SCHS.  Tyna turned professional in 1990 where she competed on the Women’s Futures mini tour and the Players West Tour.  In 1995-1996 she attended the San Diego Golf Academy & the Players Professional Career College where she was hired on at Fullerton Golf Course as Director of the Nike Learning Center.  In 2002, she became an assistant professional at Mission Viejo Country Club and has had a significant impact on the development of our successful junior golf program.


Assistant Golf Professional 

Kyle comes to us from Costa Mesa Country Club and brings a wealth of knowledge in computer skills and tournament operations.  He is also a +1 handicap and enjoys teaching, surfing, and all outdoor activities.