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Garret Cwalina

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

State College, PA
Penn State Univ Golf Course, State College, PA

About Garret

With years of experience nurturing talents of all ages, from enthusiastic college kids to seasoned enthusiasts, Garret brings knowledge, patience, and expertise to each lesson. A dedicated educator, Garret has spent countless hours on the course, not just perfecting his own game but also unlocking the potential in each student.

Teaching Philosophy Garret's teaching philosophy revolves around the core belief that every student possesses unique strengths. His approach is tailored to individual needs, ensuring that each lesson is not only informative but also enjoyable. Whether it's honing the fine art of chipping, mastering the full swing, or navigating the mental game, Garret's adaptive teaching style caters to the diverse aspects of golf.

Community and Leadership As a leader and mentor, Garret has significantly contributed to the broader golf community, sharing insights with fellow PGA professionals and constantly advocating for the sport's growth. He has led by example by creating inclusive programs, ensuring golf's accessibility and enjoyment for all demographics.

Commitment to Player Development Garret has a proven track record of developing initiatives that retain players, increase rounds played, and grow revenue for the golf community. From the PGA Jr. League to summer camps, he has dedicated efforts to ensure that every program not only teaches golf but also instills a lifelong love for the game.

Personal Touch As someone who understands the pressures of modern life, Garret connects with his students beyond the game, emphasizing balance and the mental aspect of golf. This connection forms the cornerstone of a learning environment where students thrive under his tutelage.






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After working with Garret, my game has gone to the next level. I have gone from a 21.6 handicap to a 12.7. Not only has Garret improved my swing but also the mental side of the game beyond my most optimistic projections of my game.

Derek C

Garret's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Make the high school golf team

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Improve your Short Game

Students & Lessons

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Garret's Facilities

Penn State Univ Golf Course

State College PA

*Coaching available to public

1523 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-2716

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