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Craig Wilkinson                      

Director of Golf

  • Born and raised in Victoria B.C.
  • Turned professional in 2003
  • PGA of Canada Level IV Instructor
  • PGA of Canada Certified Club Fitter
  • GBC Golf Academy at Olympic View Instructor from 2003 – 2008
  • Castlegar Golf Club Assistant Professional & Lead Instructor from 2009 – 2011
  • Balfour Golf Course Head Golf Professional from 2012 – present
  • Competitive golfer with several amateur and professional victories throughout Vancouver Island
  • Currently holds Balfour course record of 61, shot on September 1st, 2015

Teaching Philosophy

My passion is golf! I enjoy helping my students improve their games almost as much as I enjoy playing golf myself.  Whether it be introducing a beginner to the thrill of a purely-struck shot, watching active players progress and improve their games or helping a competitive player prepare for their next tournament, the most important role that I have as your coach is to clearly lay out the steps that are required to take your game to the next level.  In recent years I have found myself dedicating as much of a students time to short game and mental game improvement as I have to refining their golf swings.  Ultimately our goal is to have you shooting lower scores and by taking an all encompassing approach to game improvement, your likelihood of creating long lasting change and lower average scores is massively increased.

Swing Philosophy

Golf is not a 'one size fits all' sport. Every golfers physical make-up is different and as a result, so are their golf swings.  Anyone, regardless of their size, age or physical ability, is capable of developing a repetitive golf swing.  After mastering the fundamentals of grip, posture and alignment, students will  learn about the key relationship between arm swing and body rotation.  My job is to make sure you fully understanding how this relationship works within your golf swing ultimately resulting in a more consistent and repetitive motion while also giving you the tools to self diagnose and make corrections on the fly.