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Carissa Shaw

PGA Teaching Professional


PGA Crest

Renton, WA
Fairwood Golf & Country Club

About Carissa

Carissa Shaw (Simmons) was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and played college golf at the University Montana. Go GRIZ! She has played golf since the age of 5 and the game has had such a significant impact on her life and where she is today. Her career goal is to introduce and attract as many people to the game as possible and help them find the love and passion in a game they can play for a lifetime. Carissa has been teaching golf for over 10 years and has considerable experience as a PGA Golf Professional, serving as a Teaching Professional with Griffin Golf from February 2019 - December 2020. Prior to that, she was a PGA Director of Member Engagement and Interim Head Golf Professional at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent from 2014-2019. She additionally has experience as a Assistant Professional at Seattle Golf Club (2014-2015) and Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho (2012-2014). Carissa also served as PLU women's assistant coach 2019-2020 season. Carissa earned a business degree from the University of Montana where she was a member of the Grizzlies women's golf team. Simmons was a two-time All-Big Sky Conference selection, a two-time Big Sky All-Tournament selection while also serving as team captain. As a prep, Simmons was a two-time Idaho Class 5A State Champion. ​ Additional Achievements: 2019 PNWPGA Deacon Palmer Award Winner | 2017 Pacific Northwest Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year | Titleist Performance Institute Certified Professional | University of Montana Golf Team Member | Three time Big Sky All Conference | First Tee of Greater Seattle Certified Coach | Golf in Schools Instructor | BS in Marketing & Management from UM



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Carissa's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Carissa.

Full Swing
Short Game
Course Strategy
Tournament Strategy
Social Engagement
Physical Assessment
Carissa's Facilities

Fairwood Golf & Country Club

Renton WA

You do not have to be a member to take lessons at Fairwood Golf & Country Club. We have a full size covered driving range and indoor simulator with Trackman & V1 golf available. I look forward to hearing from you soon and meeting you where ever you might be in your golf journey!

*Coaching available to public


17070 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058-6927

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