Wally Gonzalez grew up in San Diego, CA where golf was not a popular sport in his family. He grew up playing many sports and eventually stumbled upon The First Tee of San Diego at the age of 12. With the help of the First Tee, he was able to practice, learn, and develop life and golf skills that he still uses today.
Wally joined the GPC Coaching staff in 2015 after graduating from the University of Hartford with a degree in Business Management and Marketing. He was a four-year member and two-time Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar of the Hartford Hawks Men’s D-1 Golf Program. He is currently certified in Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Swing Catalyst, SAM PuttLab, K-Motion, and TrackMan and plans to continue learning while he is here.
His goal is to encourage and help athletes reach their potential in the game of golf. In his free time, Wally enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with his dog, Bao.