Freelance Golf Writer, Marketing Consultant

Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

281 Connemara Drive, Unit B
Myrtle Beach, SC  29579

Phone: (484) 546-9145

Craig Smith was director of media relations at the U.S. Golf Association and managed his own communications consulting company for several years following his departure from the USGA. He is a public relations/marketing consultant and freelance travel writer. He has written travel pieces on Branson, Mo., and the Robert Jones Trail in Alabama for Chicago District Golfer, part of the Golfweek family of publications. He also has covered the American Century Championship and the Rees Jones Collegiate Invitational.

A native of Bethlehem, Pa., Craig has managed media and public relations operations on a grand scale — at the U.S. Open for nearly two decades, and at international events as part of the U.S. Olympic Committee staff. He has worked directly with some of the greats of the game, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Annika Sorenstam.

He has been a member of the Golf Writers Association of America since 1989.