Craig Smith

PGA Teaching Professional

Craig qualified as a PGA Professional in October 2020, via Birmingham University’s PGA programme. He’s a familiar face around Close House as began his golfing journey as a junior member here back in 2007. He worked in various golf services roles across the business, whilst playing in our junior team, winning a double whammy in 2013 in the U21 Matchplay and Strokeplay county tournaments, eventually turning pro in 2016.


What’s in the bag?

Driver : Taylormade Stealth Plus

3wood : Taylormade Stealth Plus

 2 Iron : Taylormade UDI

Irons : Taylormade P7MC

Wedges Taylormade MG3’s

Putter. Taylormade Spider GT

“Whatever your skill level, ultimately, we all play to enjoy the game and have fun, so I like to keep this thought at the heart of every lesson.”

Craig’s Teaching Philosophy

Craig’s Go To Club

“My PING 2021 DS72 Putter is always in my bag. It has a great soft feel at impact as well as using PING’s true roll technology, allowing for ultimate forgiveness on off centre strikes.”


Craig’s Golf Hero

“Lee Westwood, apart from an outstanding track record, his attitude and demeanour on course is something we should all aspire to have. Having him regularly onsite at Close House, as our attached touring pro, is a real privilege and inspiration. “


If you’d like to book a lesson with Craig please call 01661 85 22 55, email or complete our online Enquiry Form


Lessons/Packages Cost
Individual 45min lesson £45
5 x 45min lessons £180
Junior 45min lesson £36
5 x 45min lessons (Junior) £144
9-hole playing lesson (Filly) £80

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Craig's Teaching Tip