|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Winstead has been the head coach of the LSU since 2006. During his time leading the Tigers, Winstead has produced seven All-American selections, six All-SEC selections, four SEC All-Freshman Team selections. LSU Men's Golf team earned NCAA Regional berths from 2008-2012 and competed at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Winstead coached John Peterson to the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Peterson claimed LSU's first national championship in 70 years with his title-clinching play at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He joined former Tiger champions Fred Haas, Jr. (1937) and Earl Stewart (1941) as national champions.
His instructional skills have been recognized by many of the leading golf publications nationally during his career, including the honor of being named a Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor in America since 2005.
Winstead has been associated with the University Club of Baton Rouge since 2000, where he has served as the Director of Instruction and owner of the Chuck Winstead Golf Academy. He also provided oversight on the multi-million dollar renovation project to The University Club golf course and LSU's Bilyeu Golf Practice Facility in 2010.
Prior to The University Club and LSU, Winstead was Director of Instruction at English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1998-2000. He was also head instructor for the Bob Toski Learning Center in Sunrise, Florida, from 1993-95. In the mid-to-late 1990s, Winstead served as Director of Instruction for Golden Beach Golf at Jack Nicklaus' Golden Bear Golf, Inc. He was part of the senior management team developing, managing and initiating the launch of Jack Nicklaus Golf Academies worldwide.