Shawn Cox has been working in the golf business since graduating from the University of Washington. Shawn has played golf since he was seven years old. He was introduced to the game by his grandfather in Arizona. Shawn’s mother Linda Cox was high school state champion in Arizona and played for Arizona State. Shawn excelled in football and baseball growing up. Shawn played baseball and football for the University of Washington. The highlight was winning the National Championship in football in 1992. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1995.

Shawn Cox got his start in the golf business at Torrey Pines in 1993. This is where Shawn and Jordan Garrett met and began a relationship that would later lead to the starting of Amazing Synthetic Greens. After becoming an assistant professional at Torrey Pines he entered the PGA apprentice program. Shawn Cox went on to gain membership to the PGA while working as Assistant Head Professional at La Jolla Country Club for over nine years. Shawn has been the Director of Golf at The Grand Golf Club since May of 2006. Shawn became the first graduate in Southern California in the new specialty certification program in Instruction. He is currently working towards Master Professional status.

Shawn Cox has worked with tour professionals and the only three time college All-American in UCLA women’s golf history Charlotte Mayorkas. Charlotte has now gone on to earn her LPGA Tour card in 2007. Shawn credits his learning more about teaching to his mentors Phil Rodgers, Dennis Sheehy, Gary Griggs and many others. Shawn was recently rated 33rd best instructor in California by Golf Digest. The poll is selected by teaching professionals throughout the state and country.

Shawn is committed to bringing his joy of teaching and the game of golf to helping Amazing Synthetic Greens become the leader in the industry. The excitement of someone who gets one of our greens far outlasts any driver or swing lesson.

Shawn Cox enjoys teaching the short game. This instruction section is to help you work on your game. If you have any questions about something in your golf game then feel free to send an email to

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