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Head Golf Professional at Luton Hoo
Craig Ferris is the driving force at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa following his appointment as the resident Golf Pro in February 2013.
It marks a return to his hometown for 26-year-old Craig who trained in America and has played in golf tournaments around the UK and overseas.
Born and bred in Luton, Craig is now coaching players of all ages and abilities at Luton Hoo’s parkland course set amongst over 1,000 acres of Capability Brown landscape. In addition to one-to-one privates lessons he has launched a range of initiatives including starter packages and clinics for local residents, hotel guests and corporate golfers.
Inspired by his father who was a keen club golfer, Craig took up the game when he was 12 and it quickly developed from a pastime to a professional passion.
“When I left school I got a golf scholarship to go to America where I played golf and studied sports psychology at a university in California,” said Craig.
On his return he joined The Grove, Hertfordshire, where he spent seven years working in different aspects of the golf operation. He successfully completed the PGA golf management program to become a fully qualified member of the Professional Golfers Association and was promoted to the position of Assistant Golf Pro.
“Coming from the area I know all about Luton Hoo and it is dream job to come back to work near my home and develop Bedfordshire’s newest course and raise the profile of the club,” he said. “I am very keen to show that golf is a game for all abilities and ages and you’re never too young or old, to take it up.