Meet The Team
Nick Lawson, a native Floridian, is a multi-faceted athlete who grew up around the game of golf in Grenelefe, Florida. Starting at a young age, he participated in numerous clinics and summer camps taught by the area’s top instructors. Driven by his desires to learn more about golf, Nick attended the Golf Academy of America and earned a degree in Golf Complex Operations and Golf Management. Upon graduating, Nick found his passion to be teaching others about the great game of golf. He began his teaching career as a Lead Instructor at Cypress Creek Country Club in Orlando, Florida. Nick has brought his passions for teaching and the game of golf to Celebration Golf Club in 2006 and was a key player in the opening of The PING nFlight Fitting & Teaching Studio in 2011. He continually proves his abilities as a professional golf instructor, inspiring golfers from around the world and with all levels of ability to become better and enjoy the game of golf.
Qualifications: GAA Certified Instructor, GAA Certified Club Repair, Certified Ping Club Fitter, Certified Ping nFlight Fitter, Character Counts Instructor, Mini Tour Player, CPR and AED Certified through American Heart Association
Craig Bendall found his passion for the game while growing up in his hometown along the south coast of the U.K., eventually earning a spot on the county of Dorset junior golf team. Upon moving to the U.S, Craig attended Florida Gulf Coast University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in PGA Golf Management and earned his Class A PGA of America membership.
Craig honed his teaching skills while studying under several award winning golf instructors, allowing him to develop his successful philosophy, focusing on all around game improvement to shoot lower scores. Craig’s playing and coaching experience both overseas and around the United States, lends to his proficiency in course and game management.
- PGA of America Class A Member
- Bachelor Degree in Professional Golf Management from Florida Gulf Coast University
- First Tee of America Coach