Chad Wagner, PGA

Chad Wagner, PGA


Born: Seattle, WA
Turn Professional: 2015

Professional Background:
An A1 PGA Professional, Chad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Administration from Hawaii Pacific University, and a Master’s Degree in Sports Management from U.S.S.A.

Previous Employment:
Peninsula Golf Club, Head Golf Pro
The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, Assistant Golf Pro

Teaching Philosophy:
My biggest goal is to create a fun and positive learning environment where my students can learn how to use thier swing to become the best golfer they can.

Garrett Smithson, PGA

Garrett Smithson, PGA


Born: Port Angeles, WA
Turn Professional: 2006

Professional Background:
An A1 PGA Professional, Garrett has spent his whole working life in the golf business or hospitality business. Customer Service is his top priority and strives to make every student feel comfortable and at ease.

Previous Employment:
The Cedars at Dungeness Pro Shop Staff 2005–2007
The Cedars at Dungeness Assistant Golf Professional 2007–2013
The Cedars at Dungeness Head Golf Professional 2013–Current

Teaching Philosophy:
A native of the Olympic Peninsula, Garrett Smithson has been a golf professional since 2006.  His teaching career was solely spent at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim. Garrett’s extensive experience in the golf industry, along with his simple, yet effective approach to instruction continues to help a variety of students enjoy their golfing adventures. Garrett has a passion for bringing out the best in his students by stressing the importance of sound fundamentals and setting achievable goals.

Matt Averill

Matt Averill


Born: Towson, MD

Professional Background/Employment:
Trackman Master 2011
NASM Golf Trainer 2012
Long Drive Professional (LDA) 2002-2012
Assistant Professional and PGA Apprentice, Portland Golf Club 2011-2013
Lincoln High School Head Golf Coach, Portland, Oregon 2012-2014
Teaching Professional at Retail Golf Center 2013-2015
Owner/Operator, Golf Performance Institute Northwest 2015-2020

Teaching Philosophy:
Through better athletic movement and proper technique comes a ton of fun and satisfaction!

Sunday-Friday at Peninsula Golf Club, Port Angeles, WA
To schedule an appointment, please contact Matt at 503.347.6804