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Sara Griffin, PGA

Owner & Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Sumner, WA
Griffin Golf, Sumner, WA

About Sara

I was born and raised in Federal Way, WA, and started playing golf at age 8 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. I was a four-year letterman on the boy’s high school team before signing on to play for the Oregon State University Women’s Golf Team. Upon graduating, I became the assistant coach for the OSU Beavers. After two years of assisting, I was offered the head coach position at University of San Francisco. Between 1997 and 2005, I developed a Top-25 ranked team, secured a West Coast Conference Championship and made eight consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. In 2005, I returned to the Pacific Northwest to begin work at Tacoma Country & Golf Club. I earned my Class A PGA Membership in 2009. Currently, I am in my 6th season as the Pacific Lutheran University Women’s Golf Coach. ​ Additional Achievements: 2023 WWCPGA Youth Player Development Award Winner | 2019 & 2015 PNWPGA Section Youth Player Development Award Winner | 2022 Master Top 50 Operation 36 Coach | 2019 Top 50 Operation 36 Coach | & ADM Certified | 2022 & 2017 WWCPGA Player Development Award Winner | 2011 & 2013 WWCPGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year | Certified U.S. Kids Golf Coach | PAX Community Educator – Completed Mastery and Certification in 2012 | Heart Math Certified Coach | 4-Year Letter Winner FWHS Boy’s Golf Team | Oregon State University Women’s Golf Team Member | BS in Zoology from OSU





Begin your journey


The techniques she has shown me have improved my attitude, posture, swing and purpose as a whole tremendously. No matter the swing or stance, Sara is one to tell me the positives of that move.

Vickie L.


They have a unique approach that marries traditional teaching with how the golf swing should “feel”. They bring deep resources, technology, & relationships in the golf community that no one else comes close to.

John C.

Sara's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Break 90

Make the high school golf team

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Sara's Facilities

Griffin Golf

Sumner WA

Our indoor golf studio is a 3000 square foot facility that ensures you can work on your game 12 months out of the year. Our studio features a putting green, 3 - Foresight Sports Simulator, CoachNow Video Software, Boditrak pressure mat, Stack system, an office to hang out in with stocked refrigerator!

*Coaching available to public

13701 24th St E, Sumner, WA 98390-9675

Facility Offerings
Private Coaching

Available November through April

Orting WA

High Cedars is a public facility with a 9-hole Executive course that is great for on-course coaching as well as a Championship course used for many tournaments. The 24+ stall driving range is great for personalized coaching as well as a large putting green and chipping area.

*Coaching available to public

14604 149th Street Ct E, Orting, WA 98360-8451

Facility Offerings
Private Coaching

Available April through October

Group classes for Women and Juniors

Available April through October

u13 & u17 PGA Junior League

League begins in April and runs through All-Stars in August

Tacoma WA

*Coaching available to public

2125 S Cedar St, Tacoma, WA 98405-2309

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