Craig Bocking, PGA
Bocking Golf Academy, Burningtree Country Club, Decatur, AL
Craig is the owner and Director of Instruction for Bocking Golf and the PGA Director of Player Development at Burningtree Country Club in Decatur, AL. The 2016 Alabama – NW Florida Section PGA Teacher of the Year, Bocking has been teaching professionally for 15 years and is considered one of the top golf performance training coaches in the Southeast. He was named a 2016 Future Champions Golf Top 50 Elite Junior Coach and Honorable Mention U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Junior Instructor in 2014 and ’15, and is an Authorized Instructor of The Golfing Machine as well as BioSwing Dynamics.
A native of Huntsville, AL, Craig first started playing golf at the age of 9, and earned his PGA Class A Membership in 2006. His additional certifications are many, and include AimPoint, SAM PuttLab Coach 2, K-Vest Level 3, FlightScope and TPI Golf Fitness Instructor, TPI Junior Coach 3 and TPI Golf Coach 3.
The use of technology is a cornerstone of Bocking’s teaching style, and allows him to focus on solutions rather than determining problems in each individual lesson. Craig specializes in training golfers of all ages and ability levels, from elite junior, amateur and collegiate players to professional tour players. His students include a number of players on the LPGA Symetra Tour and SunCoast Ladies Tour, as well as former Big Break Atlantis contestant Kelly Villarreal.