A native of Grenelefe, Fla., Nick is a multi-faceted athlete who grew up around the game of golf. Starting at a young age, he participated in numerous clinics and summer camps taught by the area’s top instructors.

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Celebration Golf Academy

Celebration Golf Academy

Celebration
, FL

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A native of Grenelefe, Fla., Nick is a multi-faceted athlete who grew up around the game of golf. 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 (GAA) and earned a degree in Golf Complex Operations and Golf Management.

Upon graduating, he began his teaching career as a Lead Instructor at Cypress Creek Country Club in Orlando. He then joined Celebration Golf Club in 2006 and was instrumental in opening The PING nFlight Fitting & Teaching Studio in 2011. As the Director of Instruction for the Celebration Golf Academy, Nick continually proves his abilities as a professional golf instructor, inspiring golfers of all ages and levels of ability to become better golfers and enjoy the game more.

Nick’s many certifications include GAA Certified Instructor, GAA Certified Club Repair, Certified Ping Club Fitter, and Certified Ping nFlight Fitter. He is also AED Certified through the American Heart Association and is a Character Counts Instructor.

Celebration Golf Academy

Celebration Golf Academy

Celebration, FL

www.celebrationgolfacademy.com

The Academy learning center is a dedicated practice facility on the east side of the golf course. It features fairway-quality grass tees, high-quality range balls plus a dedicated short-game area with pitching greens and several bunkers. Along with level lies there are specifically designed slopes to help players master uphill, downhill and sidehill lies.

Orlando golf coach Craig Bendall

Craig Bendall

Craig grew up along the south coast of England, where he played on the County of Dorset junior golf team. Upon moving to the U.S., he attended Florida Gulf Coast University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in PGA Golf Management and earned his PGA Class A Professional certification.