Park City Golf Academy Golf Lessons and Junior Golf Training

Park City Golf Academy is your one stop location for golf swing coaching, putting coaching, golf club fitting, golf fitness training and golf mental game coaching. Our team of PGA certified golf instructors will help you take your golf game to the next level in a simple and athletic manner. Our low stress, high fun environment allows you to develop your own game in the most efficient manner. 

Park City Golf Academy Logo

Park City Golf Academy
4554 N Forestdale Dr Unit 2, Park City, UT 84098
(602) 561-4653 

INSTAGRAM 

 

Online golf swing analysis

The Park city golf academy offers private individual  coaching and private small group classes that are easily scheduled through our online reservation system. Students are given expert coaching and advice by award winning instructors that utilize slow motion video, training aids, weight training and launch monitor technologies to help with communication and skill development.

 

trackman golf launch monitor

Our climate controlled indoor training facility allows students to practice and train from 6 AM a.m. to 10 PM seven days a week. Having the ability to train during winter months and receive consistent coaching is the difference maker in golf game improvement.

trackman golf launch monitorskytrak golf launch monitor

For more information on golf lessons in Park City, Utah please reach out to us via this email for a consultation. parkcitygolfacademy@gmail.com 

 

You don't know what you don't know and if you are interested in improving your golf game we are here to help you.

 

The Park City Golf Academy is owned and operated by Craig Hocknull, PGA. Craig is the Director of Instruction at Glenwild Golf Club in Park City, Utah and is the 2020 Utah PGA Teacher of The Year. At the bottom of this page you will find Craig's resume. As Glenwild's Director of Instruction Craig is committed full time to coaching Glenwild members and their guests and it is due to this high demand for his coaching skills that he decided to open the Park City Golf Academy. "I get emails and calls from folks all over the world asking for coaching help and although I don't have a ton of extra time now I will be able to help these golfers at the PCGA. I am passionate about helping golfers to improve and my team of PGA professionals are also dedicated to helping their students to improve as well." - Craig Hocknull, PGA

Please use this reservation calendar to book your coaching session.

 

 

About the Park City Golf Academy Owner

"GOLF LESSONS WITH CRAIG HOCKNULL ARE AMAZING!"

I get straight to the root of the problem and I don't waste time. I believe that I will diagnose your issues more accurately than any other instructor. Why? Because I've done it thousands of times! NO FLUFF, NO BS, JUST RESULTS!! If you know me you will know that I am humble so please don't confuse my confidence with arrogance. I am straight to the point. You will learn more from me in a shorter period of time than you ever have and together we will resolve your issues faster than ever before. It's just the way it is. You don't pay me for my time so you can hang out with me, you pay me for my knowledge. I have spent approximately $400,000 on my education so that you don't have to. That's the definition of paying for good advice. It's my goal do do the following.

  1. Listen to your story.
  2. Understand who you are as a golfer.
  3. Get inside your head.
  4. Understand how your body works.
  5. Assess your equipment.
  6. Diagnose your issues with absolute certainty.
  7. Prescribe an efficient solution.
  8. Make sure you're going the right direction.
  9. Provide you with support on your journey.

For some this is a one time lesson. For some this is a few lessons. Everyone is different but the reason why I don't do packages is you could be fixed in one lesson. If we are doing more than 3 lessons its because one part of your game is fixed and we are moving on to the next part.

I offer face to face advice and online advice on all golf subjects including:

  • Full Swing
  • Putting
  • Short Game
  • Club Fitting
  • Mental Game Consulting
  • Tournament Preparation
  • Tour Player Consultation

 

 Craig Hocknull Resume

CRAIG HOCKNULL MIGHT BE THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE 2019 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

 

Craig Hocknull said that he never considered making PGA of America history by his journey through golf and life, but he has.

The 44-year-old Hocknull, who will compete in this week’s 101st PGA Championship at Bethpage Golf Course, Long Island, New York continues to add to a multi-faceted professional career that mimics an Indiana Jones film – only with a golf theme.

Hocknull is the PGA Director of Instruction at Saber Sports Trainer in Gilbert, Arizona, during nine months of the year, and spends his summer as PGA Director of Instruction at Glenwild Golf Club & Spa in Park City, Utah. By advancing through the Southwest PGA Section Championship, Hocknull went on to earn his second major championship berth, by finishing tied for 17th in Apr in the PGA Professional Championship held at Belfair Country Club in Bluffton, SC.

“I felt like I should have earned a trip to the PGA Championship years ago and to now have done it two years in a row is awesome,” said Hocknull

He is the first PGA Club Professional in a PGA Championship who is a tri-national association member – the PGA of Canada, the PGA of Australia and the PGA of America. This week, he will be granted his request to have the Australian flag by his name in the Championship.

Craig Hocknull PGA Championship

“The goal wasn’t to necessarily be unique,” said Hocknull. “The goal was to give myself the best résumé for career advancement and give myself opportunities in three different countries, if needed.”

The Canadian connection has worked well for Hocknull in meeting new students and members in Arizona; the Australian PGA membership enables Hocknull to play in various Australasian and European Tour events; and as he said, “keep up on the educational advancements of the PGA of America.”

“They are all three different and all invaluable,” said Hocknull, who has been a member of each association for more than a decade.

He also is a trick shot artist who has performed in six countries, and an inventor whose latest creation – the Saber Cat putter and Saber Hawk Putter – was given USGA approval in 2018. Hocknull will have the club in his bag this week at Bethpage, having passed his personal “feel” test when he won the 2018 Southwest PGA Match Play Championship.

Hocknull is an Australian citizen, a resident alien carrying a Green Card since 2003. He was born in Mendi, in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea to Scottish parents who had emigrated there a few years before his birth. At the time, New Guinea was a territory of Australia. The island achieved independence in 1975.

Craig Hocknull PGA Championship

While a prep in Queensland, Australia, Hocknull attended The Kooralbyn International School (TKIS). He is its first graduate to go to America and play professional golf. Among TKIS alumni are Cathy Freeman, a 2000 Olympic 400-meter track gold medalist; and 2015 PGA Champion Jason Day and 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott.

Craig Hocknull and Jason Day PGA Championship

 

Hocknull spent some time in his youth in the Australian Outback living among the Aboriginals.

“I’m an Outback kind of guy, and spent time in Darwin, the Northern Territory,” said Hocknull. “I had multi-cultural upbringing, and hopefully, it has helped in my golf to not to get too high or too low.”

Craig Hocknull and Adam Scott PGA Championship

Perhaps that experience among the Aboriginals – indigenous Australians who have dealt with their own measure of discrimination over the centuries – toughened Hocknull. He accepted a golf scholarship from Jackson State University in Mississippi, and from 1993-97, was a white person competing at a Historically Black College and University.

Things went well in the classroom, as Hocknull sped to a 4.0 grade point average his freshman year. He also carried the best stroke average among Division I schools. Ultimately, his collegiate career would include being a member of three Jackson State teams that won the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship. His junior year, Jackson State landed its first NCAA Regional berth.

Jackson State University was then coached by Eddie Payton—Walter’s brother— and had fought for Division I respect. Hocknull described their rugged season schedule, winning Southwest Athletic Conference titles, and yet the Tigers didn’t get enough votes by the Golf Coaches Association for an NCAA Regional trip three of his four years at the school.

Craig Hocknull Austin Cook Alexander Bjork PGA Championship

“We felt like we deserved the votes,” says Hocknull. “We were left out my senior year, and my teammate, Tim O’Neal, got an invitation to go as an individual representative. Tim turned that down because he felt the entire team should have been invited.”

Hocknull’s time on campus at Jackson State, where he lived in a duplex with other members of the golf team – was what he described as like “living in a bubble.”

“Here I was, white and naïve and had to learn about why people treated people like they did,” says Hocknull. “I got threats and I had people coming up to me saying things that I didn’t understand. Most of the time I got a pass, because they found out I was from Australia. If they had known how Australians had treated black Australians, they would have been twice as mad.

“I remember one guy came up to me and said, ‘You owe me 40 acres and a mule.’ I had to go research that to find it related to slavery and what the price of freedom meant.”

They don’t pass out medals for enduring a life-threatening series of incidents in college, and Hocknull lived through his share, including an attempted armed break-in to start his freshman Christmas break.

Hocknull managed to slam the door back on two intruders, including one with a silver revolver. Yet the gunman managed to get off two rounds point blank, with one bullet zipped over Hocknull’s shoulder.

Hocknull called his parents, who demanded that he leave school immediately. He resisted, considering that the plane tickets were too expensive, and that he had excellent grades and a solid position on the team. “It was very scary staying there for that winter break,” recalled Hocknull.

“That was the neighborhood where we lived. There were other times where shots were fired near our apartment and one bullet came through the roof and ended up on the living room floor.”

Craig Hocknull PGA Saber Golf

As Hocknull moved on his golf career, he earned PGA Membership in 2001. He gained Nationwide Tour status in 2011 and had to withdraw from the 2012 PGA Professional Championship. His attempt to become a tour professional didn’t work out, and he devoted his time to developing his niche as a PGA Professional.

That niche has worked well, with Hocknull being named the 2014 Southwest PGA Teacher of the Year; the 2014 Section Player Development Professional of the Year; and was the 2013 Section Junior Player Development Professional of the Year and 2013 Section Player of the Year.

In 2017, Hocknull’s Saber Golf Trainer was picked the “Best New Product” at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.

The next test for Hocknull is competing in his first major championship. He said that he has a taste of competing in front of large crowds. “I played in the 2017 Waste Management Open in Phoenix, where they have had more than 200,000 spectators on a Saturday,” he said.

Hocknull isn’t alone is his special journey in golf and life. During his college career, he met his future wife, Laura, who worked in Jackson, Mississippi. They have three sons: Hugh, Gregor and J.C.

“I’m excited to test my skills at that level again,” said Hocknull. “I’m excited to get to do it at my second major and 3rd PGA Tour event the 101st PGA Championship.”

Craig Hocknull PGA Championship Saber Golf

 

 

Craig Hocknull - PGA Journeys Video (Mentor) from PGA of America on Vimeo.

Craig Hocknull on CNN International from PGA of America on Vimeo.

Craig Hocknull Tip Thursday TNT Coveragefrom PGA of America on Vimeo.

GOLF TRICK GUY CRIAG HOCKNULL from Chris 'Big Show' Peterson on Vimeo.

Craig Hocknull Interview - LIVE from PGA Championship (5-14-19) from PGA of America on Vimeo.

Craig Hocknull Interview with Scott Walker at the 2018 PGA Professional Championshipfrom PGA of America on Vimeo.

Craig Hocknull CNN video from Jenny.Stevens@turner.com on Vimeo.