Swing Lounge

Meet our Golf Instructors

Meet Alex Tibbits

Meet the owners of Swing Lounge. They are avid golfers and big fans of Trackman technology. Their goal is to bring you the best golf experience when you come to the Swing Lounge.

Alex Tibbits grew up in Olympia, WA. He played many sports including baseball, soccer, and tennis. At the age of 13 he decided to pursue tennis at a competitive level. After being an All-American tennis player for LC State, he became a tennis pro and played professional tennis. In the early '90s, he was the head tennis pro, gave lessons and ran a successful junior program at North Park Racquet Club in Spokane. His career in tennis came to an end when he injured his shoulder and back.

Alex turned to golf after he recovered from his tennis injuries. When Alex and his wife Rachel opened the Swing Lounge, Alex decided to return to teaching. Alex gives lessons for all levels. He trains a number of high school students as well as competitive golfers around the region.

Alex says, 'Giving lessons is the best part of my day.' Book a lesson with Alex in the evenings Monday through Friday or anytime on the weekend during business hours.

Meet Cody Gronning

Cody grew up in the small town of Colfax in Eastern Washington where he was a three-sport athlete and Valedictorian. He spent his summers and free time at the local golf course which his Dad, Craig, has managed for quite some time.

After high school, Cody studied Finance with an emphasis in Professional Golf Management at the University of Idaho. During his tenure at school, he worked his internships during the summer months at The Golf Club at BlackRock. After graduating in the Fall of 2021, Cody proceeded to take a job in Scottsdale at Terravita Golf and Country Club. He worked as the First Assistant while there. In May 2023 Cody traveled his way back to Coeur d'Alene taking a job as an Assistant Golf Professional at BlackRock.

When not golfing or working, Cody enjoys spending time with his family in Colfax. Cody has availability for golf lessons in the evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30pm until closing.

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Cody Gronning hitting ball