Garrett is currently a teaching professional at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club just outside of Chicago. He brings a vast amount of highly competitive playing experience on the junior, amateur, collegiate and professional levels. Golf Digest ranks Garrett as the fifth-best instructor in Illinois.
As a top player at the University of Illinois, Garrett finished his college career with the third lowest scoring average in school history. He played in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, and in 2010 the Illinois PGA named him the Assistant Player of the Year.
Through his work with Cog Hill's Director of Instruction, Kevin Weeks, Garrett has witnessed the exponential benefits to developing solid short game fundamentals and how they can translate to lower scores and an overall better golf swing. Garrett is an expert on mastering the game from 100 yards and in, but he teaches all ages and abilities from full swing to the short game and putting.
I enjoy working with all players and simplifying the seemingly complicated golf swing into something everyone can understand. All methods work for someone, but one method does not work for everyone, therefore I do not teach one specific way to swing the club. I want each student to have a clear plan on what movements they need to make to improve. Students should be able to take that plan to the golf course with success, regardless of ability level.
“I was absolutely not surprised that Garrett was recently ranked so high by Golf Digest. He’s helped my game so much in the short time we have worked together. He kept the entire process simple and I am playing some of my best golf ever on the course.”
“I was really struggling with shanking the ball and about ready to quit the game. Garrett took a personal interest in my improvement and went above and beyond. His patience, effort and positive attitude really turned around my game. I would recommend Garrett to anyone.”
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