Craig Hocknull was born January 14, 1975 in Mendi, New Guinea. At the age of two, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia where his parents began working for the government. Growing up in Australia, Craig built a solid junior record as a top-notch tournament player.
In 1993, Craig Hocknull signed a national letter of intent to play for golf coach Eddie Payton at Jackson State University in Mississippi. During his four years at JSU, Hocknull was a member of the four time National Minority Golf Champions, won one individual title, and finished in the top “10” in 25 tournaments. During his freshman season, Hocknull lead the nation with the lowest stroke average in all of college golf. Craig graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
Hocknull turned professional in 1997 and competed throughout the Midwest on the Prairie Golf Tour before taking the Director of Instruction position at Yuma Golf & Country Club in 1998. In 2001, Hocknull earned his class “A” status with the PGA and during the same year qualified for the Western Regional PGA Club Professional Championship. Later that year, Craig accepted a position for San Diego Golf Academy in Phoenix to teach and instruct aspiring golf professionals. In addition, he also provided instruction for Nike Golf Learning Centers and Resort Golf.
Currently, Craig Hocknull is entertaining golfers of all ages with his trick shot golf show, http://www.theoutbackgolfshow.com/. Hocknull also provides private golf instruction, coaches at SMCC, and builds and custom fits name brand golf equipment. Craig lives in Gilbert, Arizona with his wife Laura and two sons JC (4) and Hugh (2). Coach Hocknull can be contacted for interest in his show and instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org and 602-561-GOLF.