Lessons

Golf Lessons by Appointment:

Individual 45-60 min lesson: $50

Series of four 45-60 min lessons: $180

Individual Playing Lesson: $100 (2 players $150)

 

 

Group Lessons:

Series of four lessons, 45-60 min (3-4 students) $95 Per Person

Series of four lessons, 45-60 min (5-8) students) $75 Per Person

Our Golf Professionals

Scot Solomonson - PGA Golf Professional

I was introduced to the game of golf by my grandfather, football and golf coach at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.   After moving to the Pacific Northwest, I played on the Lakes High School golf team for three years. My sophomore year the team finished 1st in state,  my junior year team we finished 9th and my senior year 6th. Then it was off to San Diego where I played a lot of golf and graduated from San Diego Golf Academy.  During this time I played multiple qualifying events and small tournaments chasing my dream to play golf for a living. The Everett Open was my last tour event (The Ben Hogan tour – Web.com) I returned home and began working at Oakbrook Country Club.  Soon after I earned my P.G.A membership while serving as golf pro at North Shore Golf course.

I have served on the Western Washington PGA board of Directors and the Pacific Northwest PGA junior golf committee.  In addition I was the recipient of the P.N.W.P.G.A. Horton Smith award (education) and the junior golf promoter of the year.  I have always loved being involved with junior golf and promoting the game of golf. Golf is an amazing game – I love to introduce people to the game and help them reach their potential.

Chris Ming - PGA Apprentice/Teaching Professional

I grew up in Buckley, and started playing golf at the age of 13.  Many hours were spent hitting and retrieving golf balls in the family fields and playing golf courses such as Enumclaw, Lake Tapps, and High Cedars.  I realized early on how passionate I was about the game.  

As a junior golfer growing up, I had fun with the game.  However, after High School, I decided I really wanted to increase my golf skills.  I worked relentlessly at the game, and eventually played 1 year of college golf at PLU.  In that year, I captured 3 wins, including medalist honors at the NWACC tournament, qualifying for NAIA nationals, and receiving NWACC player of the year honors.  Following college, I turned professional and moved to Arizona in pursuit of playing on the PGA Tour.  I tried out for the PGA Tour (Q-School) 18 years in a row, narrowly missing getting to the finals on several occasions.  Along the way, I won 10 Mini-Tour events, played in a PGA Tour event, (Canadian Open) and 3 Web.Com events.

I have taught golf occasionally over the years while I was playing full time.   I am currently in my 3rd year of teaching full time at High Cedars Golf Club.  I have enjoyed working with people of all abilities and ages, ranging from 3-88.  Currently, I use video analysis during many lessons, which has been a great tool for tracking progress.  

It has been a joy to share and pass along what I have learned over the years from other great instructors and players that I have practiced and competed with.  I look forward to helping you improve your game.  

I can be reached at (253) 376-9825 or by email mingerc@hotmail.com

TEAM GRIFFIN

Chris Griffin

Chris’ golf career began at the age of 9 and he hasn’t stopped since. In 2000, Chris turned professional and in 2006 became a Class A Member of the PGA. He spent his teen years working the bagroom of Tacoma Country & Golf Club, and eventually worked his way up to first assistant at the Lakewood, WA club. In 2009, Chris set off to pursue a full-time PGA Tour career playing on the Canadian Tour and various mini tours while attending PGA Tour School. After four years of tour experience, he returned to TCGC to continue teaching. In 2013, Chris won the Washington State Open, and is a consistent top 10-player in the PGA’s Pacific Northwest Section. Chris has also been a member of the Hudson Cup Team for 8 out of the past 11 years. Chris is proud to work with three PGA professionals–Kyle StanleyAndres Gonzales and Michael Putnam–as they compete at golf’s highest level.

 Pacific Northwest Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year 2006 | 2007 PNWPGA Assistant’s Champion 2007 | Top 7 Pacific Northwest Section Player of the Year Points 2005 to 2008 | Western Washington PGA Match Play Champion 2003 & 2007 | Hudson Cup 5-0-1 record | 2004 and 2005 Washington Open 6th and 5th place finisher, respectively | 2nd and 4th place finisher at 2006 and 2005 Roasauer’s Invitational, respectively | 2005 Nationwide Tour (now Web.com) competitor at Shadow Hills, OR |

Qualifyied for the 48th PGA Professional National Championship in 2015.

 

Team Griffin embodies the term ‘golf nerds’. We love watching, playing and talking about the game. Golf has transcended our professional careers to be our passion. Don’t believe us? Just check out our back yard and our 5 hole putting course. We got engaged at the fames Swilken Bridge while playing the Old Course at St. Andrews, got married on the 15th hole of TCGC and honeymooned at the Master. Off the course, we love to support our Seattle Seahawks, spend time with friends (usually talking about golf) and share meals with family. We also try to visit Hawaii’s Big Island (with our clubs, of course) as often as we can!

Sara Griffin

Sara was born and raised in Federal Way, WA, and started playing golf at age 8 at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club.  She 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, Sara became the assistant coach for the OSU Beavers. After two years of assisting, she was offered the head coach position at University of San Francisco. Between 1997 and 2005, Sara developed a Top-25 ranked team, secured a West Coast Conference Championship and made eight consecutive NCAA Regional appearances.  In 2005, Sara and her daughter Emma, returned to the Pacific Northwest to begin work at Tacoma Country & Golf Club. She earned her Class A PGA Membership in 2009. Currently, she is enjoying the head coach position for Pacific Lutheran University Women’s Golf.

 

2011 & 2013 WWCPGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year | 2015 & 2017 WWCPGA Youth Player Development Award Winner & 2015 PNWPGA Section Youth Player Development Award Winner | PAXCommunity 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

Team Griffin embodies the term ‘golf nerds’. We love watching, playing and talking about the game. Golf has transcended our professional careers to be our passion. Don’t believe us? Just check out our back yard and our 5 hole putting course. We got engaged at the fames Swilken Bridge while playing the Old Course at St. Andrews, got married on the 15th hole of TCGC and honeymooned at the Master. Off the course, we love to support our Seattle Seahawks, spend time with friends (usually talking about golf) and share meals with family. We also try to visit Hawaii’s Big Island (with our clubs, of course) as often as we can!