Craig is a native of Ohio, growing up in Malvern, where he graduated in 1994 from Malvern High School. After high school, he went on to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) on an athletic scholarship for golf. While at IUP, he was a four-year starter on the golf team. In his senior year, the IUP golf team made it all the way to the NCAA Division II National Golf Championship and Craig was selected as a Third Team All American for NCAA Division II. In addition, he was named as a NCAA Division II Academic All American.
By the time he graduated from IUP in 1998 with a degree in Business Management and Economics, Craig had come to the realization that his real passion was golf and was immediately offered a position as assistant golf professional at Indiana Country Club, where he worked for five years before deciding to accept an offer to become the Head Golf Professional position at Punxsutawney Country Club in 2003. Craig served six years as Punxsutawney’s Head Golf Professional before accepting his position here at Hannastown Golf Club. While at Punxsutawney, Craig instituted several successful programs increasing membership; developed an extremely successful junior golf program and operated a very high volume pro shop.
In February of 2008, Craig graduated from The PGA Professional Golf Management Program in ceremonies conducted at the PGA Country Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The PGA of America’s mission is twofold; to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, the PGA of America enables PGA Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the golf industry.
During the off-season for several years, Craig served as an assistant basketball coach for Indiana High School. Presently, Craig is the Head Basketball Coach for the Greensburg Salem High School.
Our members have had ample opportunity to see up close and personal what a great fit Craig is for Hannastown. He has the skills, personality and background necessary for us to prosper under his leadership. In his initial year with Hannastown, Craig made many positive contributions for the betterment of the club and seems to only gets better as he becomes more familar with our operation. The membership and the Board have been pleased with the manner in which Craig and his Pro Shop associates work to develop rapport with our members and contribute his knowledge and expertise to operating our club.
If you’re interested in playing our course or interested in purchasing some new equipment, stop by and introduce yourself to Craig. You’ll find him to be very down to earth and a great presence both on and off the course. Plus you’ll find he has a well stocked Pro Shop, including an extensive inventory of top name brand merchandise and apparel, all offered at very competitive prices.
Craig, his wife Lisa (a teacher in the Greensburg-Salem school district) and their three children, Jeffrey, Abigail and Kaitlyn relocated from Punxsutawney to the Greensburg area in 2009.