Nick Lawson

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

What People Say

Last year I came down for a PING fitting and bought a complete set of clubs. Best golf decision I have made in the last 10 years. I got to my lowest index ever”.

– Bob, Charlotte, NC 

Since our last lesson, my tee shots have been surprisingly long and straight. My playing partners even commented about it since I was consistently smoking the ball past their drives with my 15- and 17-degree fairway metals. Thanks for the excellent advice!”

– Jim, Tampa, FL 

We had a great time at Celebration! Nick [Lawson] was an awesome coach. Good technical information presented in an easy-to-follow manner. I learned a lot in a short period of time and look forward to practicing all of it!”

– Student

Craig Bendall

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.

Craig’s Qualifications

  • PGA of America Class A Member
  • Bachelor Degree in Professional Golf Management from Florida Gulf Coast University
  • First Tee of America Coach

At the Florida Elite Fitting Studio you will have access to the best that golf has to offer, all under one roof. Each of our state-of-the-art air conditioned indoor/outdoor bays are equipped with TrackMan radars, providing our experienced club fitters the most accurate data possible about your swing.

Whether you are brand loyal or looking for the change to take your game to the next level, the Florida Elite Fitting Studio offers all the top manufacturers including Ping, PXG, Callaway, Taylormade, Titleist, Srixon, Mizuno, Cobra, and Honma. Our Studio is available for club fittings day or night, rain or shine. In addition to club fitting, our on-site workshop is available to handle all types of club repairs, alterations, and spec verification. We carefully inspect every set we fit for to ensure that each club was built to the proper specifications for our students. Contact the Florida Elite Fitting Studio today and let us show you the true potential of your game through playing the right equipment, custom made for you!

Services offered: club fitting and sales, video swing analysis, grip replacements, shaft alterations/replacement, spec verification