- Club Professional
Craig’s passion for golf began at an early age as a junior member in Greystones Golf Club. With excellent support and mentoring he developed and progressed his skillset, culminating in playing in the German Junior Masters, finishing 11th among the best junior golfers globally.
Craig’s golfing conquests came thick and fast as a Leinster Interclub and Schools Champion, Wicklow Boys Champion and Leinster Golf panellist. His success as a junior ignited a desire to pursue golf as a career path.
Craig began his Professional career as an Assistant Professional to Club Professional Karl Holmes in Greystones Golf Club. He completed his formal studies with the University of Birmingham in association with the Belfry U.K and the Professional Golfers Association.
In 2012 upon finishing his studies Craig took on the job as Club Professional in Woodenbridge Golf Club, Avoca. From the onset Craig wanted to develop golf in Woodenbridge and took on the junior section leading them to their first Leinster Final. Craig’s keen interest in coaching did not end with juniors as he began developing his own skillset as a coach improving his service to his expanding client base. Craig then became AAT Professional as a result of his Continued Professional Development.
In 2018 Craig gained the title of Development Coach with Leinster Golf, in which he aided in the development and search for Leinster’s most talented junior golfers. Working alongside some of the best coaches in Ireland, Craig gained valuable experience.
My goal is driven by the passion to help golfers of all levels reach their potential and goals. Continued personal development is an integral part of my career
Craig attends many seminars to keep up to date with the latest approaches and methods in the game.
Some of Craig's Recent Qualifications & Seminars attended.
Trackman 1 Certification
Trackman 2 Certification
Scott Cowx Certified
TPI Level 1 Coach
Gary Smith Passion for Short Game
Andrew Rice Seminar
Smart2move Ground Force Seminar
Taylormade Master Club Fitter
Ping Authorised Custom Fitter
- Golf Lessons
Craig provides friendly tuition to all levels of golfers, from the complete beginner to aspiring pro’s. Emphasis is on the players’ style and the fundamentals which will help them to achieve their potential. Lessons are given in Woodenbridge’s practice ground and should be booked in advance. Craig also specialises in short game tuition; the quickest way for most players to improve.
Craig attends many seminars to keep up with the latest technology and coaching techniques.
His lessons are conducted using the best technology Trackman 4 aided by video using V1 Sports.
Craig is also a Leinster Golf Development Coach, his role is as follows:
- Devise, plan and implement progressive and targeted coaching with elite and talented youths.
- Through Player profiles and continuous observations spot emerging talent and make further recommendations as a result.
- Foster and encourage a passion, whilst aiding the development of a golf psychology.
- Our Brands
Woodenbridge Pro shop is stocked with all the major golf brands such as Taylormade, Callaway, Ping & Titleist.
It is renowned for an extremely competitive pricing structure.
The shop is an Authorised Custom Fitting Centre for Taylormade & Ping.