Garrett Tetley is from Tinton Falls, New Jersey, fifteen minutes from the Jersey shore in Monmouth County. He grew up playing golf since the age of nine and played four years for the Monmouth Regional golf team. Garrett first started working on a golf course during his sophomore year in high school as a recreation aid on the Fort Monmouth, Suneagles Golf Course. Four years later he accepted a position on the Suneagles maintenance staff and quickly progressed from performing routine maintenance tasks to assistant crew leader. During this time, Garrett obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Management from East Stroudsburg University. After 4 years in the turf industry he chose to enroll in the Rutgers Turf Management program to further his turf career. He is scheduled to graduate alongside PLAYERS Stadium interns, Steven Brazer and Levi Singleton, in December 2015.