Fred Chieux '89
Fred Chieux '89
Fred Chieux arrived at Stevenson filled with his passion for golf and excited about the opportunity to go to school in the golf capital of the world. His rise on the Stevenson golf team was steady and consistent, earning all MTAL and all CCS recognition in both his sophomore and junior years. In his senior year, Fred was team captain and, in addition to all MTAL and all CCS honors, earned the titles of Player of the Year MTAL and NorCal Low Scorer.
Fred went on to play Division I golf at the University of Arizona from 1989-1991, an all Pac 12 Academic Team. He played at UNLV from 1991-1993 and received the Bruce Parker Award. He continued to play various Pro Mini Tours in 1993 and 1994.
Fred is now an entrepreneur in product management, marketing, and business development. He is currently founder and CEO of Digital Science, Inc. He has lived in Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese.
One day after my 8th grade English class my teacher pulled me aside and asked me if I had any interest in going to high school in Pebble Beach. My reaction was: “Apparently he isn’t as smart as I thought!” I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to high school in Pebble Beach? Pebble Beach is the mecca of golf. How could a high school be located there? It seemed more like a dream than reality!
As we all know, RLS is not a dream, and the reality for me was that it was the perfect athletic situation. Not only did RLS provide me the opportunity to practice and play the best courses in the world, but also practice and compete against really good players year round. While I had so many great teammates, I have to give a special shout out to Christian Cévaër ’88 and Dennis Hillman ’91. Christian (who went on to play at Stanford and on the European Tour) was a year ahead of me and always gave me a target to shoot for. Dennis is the answer to the trivia question, “Who last beat Tiger Woods in a match as an amateur?”), and always gave me that push once Christian graduated.