Name: Craig Mills
Date and Place of Birth: March, 1977 Manchester, England.
Current Employment: General Manager, Hampton Golf Club
Current Place of Residence: Hampton, NB
Family (Names of Spouse/Children): Elisha / Children ... Ethan & Calder
Year Began PGA Career: 2001
Year Gained PGA Class A Membership: 2005
Why You Chose the PGA as a Career: Passion for playing and growing the game of golf
Greatest Career Influence: Bernard Hunt, MBE
PGA Mentor(s): Ian Howieson, Alasdair Good
Number of Years Playing Golf: 24yrs
Where/When You Started Playing Golf: Foxhills Golf & Country Club, Surrey, England. 1989.
Who Influenced You To Start Playing Golf? Father & Uncle
General Golf Industry Employment Experience: 2014-to date General Manager – Hampton Golf Club; 2008-2011 Associate Golf Professional - Dalewood G&CC; 2003-2007 Senior Assistant Golf Professional – Sunbury Golf Club; 2001-2002 Assistant Golf Professional - Foxhills G&CC.
Education History (Post-Secondary): 2001-2005 Degree in Professional Golf, PGA National, The Belfry; 1995-1998 Association of Accounting Technicians.
Certifications (i.e. First Aid, TCCP, etc.): CPGA Class A, PGA, AAT, First Aid.
Significant Events Hosted at Facilities While You Were Employed:
Professional Playing and Tournament Highlights: 2004-06, Won a number of Pro-ams and regional/zone events; 2005, T20 National Assistants Championships UK; 2006, Obtained Full “PGA EuroPro Tour” Card.
List 1-3 "Non-Golf" Hobbies: Soccer, Movies, Travelling.
Volunteer Activities: Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2013-), President (2017-); Hampton Minor Hockey Association Board Member (2016-); Toronto Golf & Travel Show PGA Junior Coach (2009)
A Quote about Yourself, the Golf Industry, Life, the Golf Swing….Anything:
I am dedicated to grow the game of golf from grass roots. Keep it short and simple! Learn to play the game with fun games. Setting realistic expectations is the best way to enjoy the game!
Thoughts on the Importance of Continuing Education and Your PGA Designation:
Continuing education allows PGA professionals to stay up to date on new and improving methods of teaching, and playing the game of golf. This information can be used to help existing and new golfers improve and become more consistent, while enjoying the game.
Equipment Partner/Sponsor/Affiliation: Callaway Golf
What’s in the bag? Rogue SZ Driver, Rogue SZ Fairway wood & Hybrid, X Forged 3-5 Iron, Apex MB 6i-PW, Mack Daddy 4 Wedges, Odyssey Putter
One thing that is always is in your bag: Lucky Penny
Other Equipment: ChromeSoft X Ball, FJ DNA Shoes, SofJoy Glove.
Favorite PGA Player: Arnold Palmer, Sergio Garcia