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.

Teaching Philosophy

“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 Smith

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 Smith

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. “
Craig Smith
Individual 45min lesson
5 x 45min lessons
Junior 45min lesson
5 x 45min lessons (Junior)
9-hole playing lesson (Filly)