Craig WatsonHead Men's Golf Coach
Alma Mater: Rollins College
Craig Watson was appointed to lead both the men’s and women’s golf programs at Palm Beach Atlantic University on January 15, 2013.
Watson was selected to lead the reinstatement of the men’s golf program and establish the first-ever women’s golf program at PBA in continuing his long career in the industry.
He currently serves as program director for First Tee of the Palm Beaches, a non-profit organization that provides recreational golf activity to children with special needs ranging from ages 7-17.
A PGA Class A professional since 1978, Watson will be charged with starting the Sailfish golf teams from scratch beginning with recruiting in time for their first competition in the fall.
In addition to his experience as the leader of the First Tee of the Palm Beaches, Watson also holds experience as a golf professional at two different courses in his native New York. He first served at The Greek Club in Locust Valley, N.Y. and followed by two years at the prestigious Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y.
Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rollins College in Winter Park where he was on the men’s golf and soccer teams.
A Tequesta resident, Watson and his wife, Wendy, have four grown children and one grandchild. He attends Christ Fellowship.
Watson will begin recruiting and developing the golf programs immediately as he prepares for competition in 2013-14.