Craig Hocknull named instruction director at Silverleaf Club

Craig Hocknull, 2014 Southwest Section – PGA of America Teacher of the Year and owner of the Outback Golf Academy in Gilbert, was recently named director of instruction at The Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale.

“What a great honor it is for me to work with one of America’s leading golf clubs,” said Mr. Hocknull.

“It’s not often you receive this kind of professional opportunity to help members and their guests with their golf games at a spectacular property like Silverleaf, but also to work with a great organization like DMB.”

Mr. Hocknull’s teaching career started at the Yuma Golf and Country Club and then wound his way throughout Arizona with stops at The Nike Golf Learning Center at Kokopelli, The Golf Academy of America, Resort Golf Schools at Gold Canyon, Hot Stix Golf, Dobson Ranch, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, Western Skies Golf Club and Desert Forest Golf Club.

Mr. Hocknull has active PGA memberships in his home country of Australia along with the PGA in Canada and is also advanced certified by the PGA of America in teaching and coaching. Throw in his unforgettable performances as a trick shot artist with his Outback Golf Trick Shot Show and you may have the most entertaining golf professional in the world.

Mr. Hocknull recently spent the summer teaching at another DMB property, Glenwild Golf & Country Club in Park City, Utah, and will now move on to Silverleaf.

“Craig’s total approach to teaching is first-class and his ability to interact with golfers of all ages and abilities is especially impressive. We are very fortunate to have a player of his caliber assisting our members at Silverleaf,” said David O’Donoghue, general manager of The Silverleaf Club.

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