Craig's wealth of experience at the top of his profession has equipped him to help players of all ability levels take their game to new heights. He has taught for nearly 20 years and gives more than 1,000 lessons annually. To refine his knowledge of the golf swing, Craig has worked with some of the biggest names in the instruction industry, including Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Jim McLean and Dave Pelz, among others. He divides his year between two facilities and teaches at Lake Winnipesaukee Golf Club in New Hampshire and Golf Digest Golf Schools in Arizona. In addition to his two current locations, he has taught professionally in Missouri, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and California during his career.
Craig tries to keep from changing too much about each student's swing in an effort to provide quality instruction without creating confusion. He looks at the positive aspects of the swing and any changes that he recommends will be as simple as possible but also effective in helping a player improve. Craig focuses on basic fundamentals as much as he can in his teaching.
“In 2003 I met Craig when he was teaching at a resort golf school in Scottsdale. He spotted me struggling on the course when he was giving a lesson. He spoke to me latter in the clubhouse and asked if I had considered lessons. I love the game and really didn’t know how to get better. I took Craig up on his offer and scheduled a lesson. That was nine years ago. Craig got me from frustration of how to break 110 to breaking 80 once in a while and getting a hole-in-one while playing with good friends. His communication skills allow him to get you comfortable with starting a good style of practice and skill development and then take those new skills to the course. Craig has moved around to various courses and I have no problem driving a distance to take a lesson. He gets results.”
“Craig hit the nail on the head with my lesson and saved my tee shots. My handicap had risen a lot but now I am back to being a scratch player again!”
Getting ready to play golf for the first time this year? Our Swing into Spring series continues with Holly Sonders and Karen Palacios-Jansen. They provide practical tips and warm up drills to help you overcome excessive first tee nervousness.