Craig R. Smith, PGA

PGA Master Professional


PGA Crest

South Hero, VT
Apple Island Resort & Golf Club, South Hero, VT

About Craig

PHILOSOPHY As a Teacher/Coach I am first and foremost concerned with the achievement of the student. We have asked for and been granted access to a student’s golfing life. We must be accountable to and earn the trust of the student. A P.G.A. Master Professional is available to plan, implement, and supervise a golf program providing opportunities for success. I am the “keeper of the game”. I am a recruiter for the growth of the program. I am a promoter of the game. Have fun!

TEACHING ACHIEVEMENT: Maintained a full schedule of private and group programs for all age groups. Instructed a junior camps and clinics organized through the club and the P. G. A. Implemented the “Player Improvement Program” to meet the needs of those who are dedicated to game improvement and lower handicaps. Certified: Henry-Griffitts Club and PING fitter, and Slazenger Kirk Currie Putter Fitter.

Relevant Experience:

                  “BACKWARDS” GOLF - 
		Ormond Beach, FL – South Hero, VT

o Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach eliminating errors in any process.
o The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based process that focuses on improvement.
o The Six Sigma (D,M,A,D,V) process means more than just incremental improvement.

	                           GOLF INSTRUCTOR/ GOLF COACH
		            Orlando, FL 

GolfTEC merges traditional golf instruction with next generation teaching tools for the ultimate golf lesson experience.

	                 John Jacob’s Golf School
		          Palm Coast, FL

Winter Season teaching professional with this world leader in golf instruction. The philosophy is to teach sound fundamentals with a focus on arms swinging into a correct position.

                                    TEACHING PROFESSIONAL
                                    Craft-Zavichas Golf School
                                    Pueblo, CO 

Responsible to Ms. Penny Zavichas, owner, and students for golf instruction during the winter season. This golf school’s teaching philosophy is to employ simple and effective methods to insure easier learning. Methods that strive to make swing motion compatible with natural body balance and flow of motion.


Thank you, Craig. Since we began our improvement program I have won the Member-Guest tournament and Handicap Cup. You make the swing and playing so easy to understand.


Craig's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




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Craig's Facilities

Apple Island Resort & Golf Club

South Hero VT

Also at Arrowhead Golf Club Milton, VT

*Coaching available to public


71 Route 2, South Hero, VT 05486-4008