Last updated on May 3, 2009
Chris lives in Borger and plays golf all the
time. He has two beautiful kids and now one
grandson. His Kids names are Maleah, she is
a sweet girl living in Denton and she is 24.
His son Ryan is 23 and also lives in Denton.
Ryan has a 21 month old son, and now a new
grand daughter, (Molly Beth Johnston). He (Gage)
is 32 months old and is a charm to be around..
Maleah and Ryan were both hooked up athletically
with Maleah in Basketball and Track (400 meters)
and Ryan in Football and Basketball.
Chris still works for Phillips as a Manufacturing
Specialist/Team Leader (27 years)...
Now Conoco Phillips in Borger. He is in mid
management. Chris coordinates Operations and
Maintenance in the ARDS area. Chris says it
is a hard job, but soon he will be moving
up to a different job as soon as he is
released from this one.
His wife is Whitney and she is a good golfer.
She is a Biology Teacher and Golf Coach @
They play couple tournaments together and
have a good time together. She is a great
wife and is a Golf coach and Biology teacher
at the local High School.She has a 10-11
handicap and Chris's is 5. He shoots par
most of the time here but says, "Our course
rating is just 68 and is rather short, (6400)."
With my OCD problem playing hours of golf
to improve was not hard. I'm OK off of the
tee, with a good short game usually.
Chris had another knee surgery in November. It was on
his "good" left knee. Makes it the 1st one
on that one. 3 on the other one.
Chris started golfing in earnest in 1994
due to my not being able to continue to
compete in Tri-Biathalons due to being
run over by a Suburban in 1988. He continued
to compete after numerous surgeries for
broken arms leg, etc. But the pain became
prohibitive. The level that he wanted to
compete at required more than his body
could take at that intensity.
Chris won the State Time Trial
Championship (40K) 2 years running at
one point. Chris was listed as an All
American Biathlete in 1991. (4th ranked
in the USA).
Here is a picture of Chris sitting at his
Chris and his grand daughter
Her name is Molly Beth Johnston. Chris now has 1 grand
daughter to go along with his grandson.
Chris wrote this e-mail to Glenn Hedrick (May 3, 2009):
I'm going to change my check draft from
the United Way to contact the Maverick
Club directly. Just incase the Maverick
Club does not get it all. Whit and I
have tried to send a little that way
and also to the Boys Ranch. I wished
I lived in Amarillo so that I could
help out at the club, but I do not.
I do not know any of the people there
and would feel wierd if I just showed
up. Know what I mean?
Mr. Dykeman died and I cried for days
afterward at the drop of a hat. My mom
was visiting and was not paying
attention to the news and paper.
When I heard I was in shock that I
missed paying my respects to him I know
he knows that people like me were HIS
sons. He was more of a dad to me
than the ones that called themselves
my "dads". Just being at the club was
I'm not so sure it will ever be the
way it was when we attended the Maverick.
Mr. Dykemen would get sued and grilled
by the media over his tactics. But in
those days those measures were exactly
what we needed to make sure we grew up