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Sat: 8am-5pm, Sun: 9am-5pm

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MEET THE TEAM

Our team at Pacific Northwest Golf Centers believes that the game of golf is just that, a game. Games are meant to be fun and enjoyable, and we offer a comprehensive learning environment focusing on making the game of golf more enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels.


JEFFREY CLAY

Owner/PGA Instructor/Master Club Fitter
Jeff is a Class A PGA Golf Professional with extensive experience over 20 years teaching the game of golf to golfers of all levels.  Jeff was the Head Professional at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge and has worked at Sand Point Country Club in Seattle and Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville.  An accomplished player, Jeff most recently held a handicap of +2, the course record at Lynnwood Golf Course and several tournament victories. A 2004 graduate of The University of Washington with a degree in History and Visual Communications, Jeff was also a member of the Husky Football team. Away from golf, Jeff loves spending time with his wife Marika, daughter Madison and son Brayden. Jeff is an avid Seattle sports fan and can be found rooting on the Huskies, Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners.

TANNER CLARKE

PGA Director of Instruction / Master Club Fitter & Builder

A 2013 Graduate of the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and PGA Golf Management, Tanner is a PGA Member certified in instruction, club fitting, and club repair/building. He works well with students of all ages and skill levels as his philosophy accounts for individual attributes and swing identity while improving the fundamentals of the swing.  Tanner has taught over 20,000 lessons and continues to learn on how to be a better instructor.  He has worked with multiple tournament players and junior tournament players to achieve their goals, whether it be breaking into the 70s or 60s in tournaments or winning their first event.

Tanner played competitive junior golf while growing up in Oregon and continues to pursue the competitive side of Professional golf. Aside from golf, Tanner is an avid snowboarder and mountain biker.

Contact Tanner at [email protected].

PETER BIRKNER

PGA Instructor, Master Club Fitter & Builder

With his degree in Physics and career in physiology, as both a strength coach and PT, Peter can assist you in maximizing your potential using Trackman to improve both your scores and longevity in the game of golf. He has a long history in and around the game that extends from his competitive junior days in North Carolina to his accomplishments as an amateur in Southern California (US Open Pub Links, LA City Amateur). Peter’s love of golf was encouraged by his father, an avid golfer, former golf course designer, whom also caddied for Sam Snead. When not golfing, he enjoys spending time with his family, and can also be heard playing drums at various venues and churches around WA.

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KYLE GUTHRIE

PGA Instructor/PGA Associate
A former collegiate golfer, Kyle has played golf competitively since he was a kid. He has coached with the First Tee Seattle for the last 6 years and loves working with junior golfers to help them reach their goals. In 2021 he started the PGA program and is currently a level 2 PGA Associate. Kyle draws on his own experiences playing competitive golf and knows that there’s much more to playing good golf than just a repeatable swing. He works on building the fundamentals of the swing first and then expanding to include putting, chipping, and playing lessons to help students improve their overall game and shoot lower scores! Aside from golf, Kyle enjoys hiking and the outdoors and rooting on all Seattle sports teams.

GAVIN HOOKER

PGA Instructor, Club Fitter

Gavin is Class A PGA Golf Professional that graduated from University of Idaho in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management and Marketing. He works well with students of all ages and skill levels. His philosophy is to work on improving the fundamentals of the swing. Gavin played golf in high school while growing up in Washington and continues to pursue the competitive side of Professional golf. Aside from golf, Gavin enjoys exotic car photography, exploring trails in his Jeep and flying his drone.

JOANNE FOREMAN

LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
Joanne is an LPGA Class A Professional, 2023 LPGA Teacher of the Year (Western Section), an LPGA Top 50 Instructor, former LPGA Tour Player and a 10-year member of the LPGA Global Education Team as a TEP Level 1 Program Instructor. She began her professional career in 1985 when she qualified, on her first attempt, for the LPGA Tour. After competing for 5 years on the LPGA Tour as well as the European Tour and Japan LPGA, she retired to the Redmond area to start her own family and begin her teaching and coaching career at Sahalee CC in 1991. Joanne grew up in So. California and won several junior events including the Junior World Championship (Age 11-12) and the Western Junior Championship. She attended Stanford University on a full golf scholarship and studied Human Biology as a Pre -Med student and graduated in 1983. As a collegiate player she won the 1980 Stanford Invitational ,1983 WCAA Conference Championship and was awarded WCAA Conference Athlete of the Year in 1983. Highlights of her amateur golf career include becoming the US Amateur Champion in 1983, Western Amateur Champion in 1984, and a member of the 1984 US Curtis Cup Team. Joanne has built her career as a Peak Performance Specialist in 3 distinct areas: Sports/Golf Performance (as a LPGA Class A Professional, Licensed Heartmath Coach and Mental Game Strategist), Nutrition and Wellness (as a Certified Functional Nutritional Therapist) and Leader Development (as a Certified Facilitator and Coach and Executive Fellow with WiLD Leaders). Whether she is working with an elite junior, collegiate athlete or “corporate athlete” or team, she brings her experience and expertise as a player, coach, leader and mom, to champion her clients to become the best version of themselves as a player and person, knowing that “playing golf” is so much more than building a ”golf swing” but is an endeavor that challenges and grows the whole person. Joanne enjoys spending time with her grown boys, Cole and Dylan, for a round of golf or holiday family Karaoke or even playing the occasional golf tournament with her kids caddying for her. If you are: 1. A leader who desires to learn, play and leverage the game of golf as a personal challenge or to build your network, team or to connect with colleagues, friends and family 2. An elite junior girl golfer who needs a competitive coach to learn the mental /emotional self - management skills needed to achieve your short/long term golf goals 3. A brand new or experienced golfer of any age who wants to learn, improve and enjoy the game and breakthrough to their next best level utilizing leading edge technology and expert coaching . Please reach out at [email protected] or cell at 425-922-9259 for more info on coaching options and custom programs for individuals, small groups and leagues. Joanne currently coaches at Pacific Northwest Golf Centers in Redmond and The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. Joanne offers customized VIP and Group Programs (3,6, 12-month options) for golf and wellness and always provides next level coach support.

MATT SATO

PT, DPT, SFMAC, TPIC
Matt grew up in Duvall where he attended Cedarcrest High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Western Washington University where he graduated in 2004 with a BS in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical Therapy. After graduating, he spent a year gaining more experience in the field of physical therapy and became the first Aide at Redmond Physical Therapy. 

Matt was accepted into physical therapy school and went on to further his education at Loma Linda University in Southern California. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2008. Matt was excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest and rejoined the team at Redmond Physical Therapy. He took several students and numerous interns during his time in Redmond. 

Matt had the opportunity to join the team at Lake Washington Physical Therapy in the summer of 2010 and embraced the opportunity to become a manager. As a manager, Matt oversaw LWPT's outreach programs with the local schools as well as coordinated students and interns training for the facility. 

More recently Matt and his wife Kelli opened up a second branch of LWPT in Houghton. Being a business owner has given him many interesting life experiences and new responsibilities. 

Matt’s passion is in outpatient orthopedics where he enjoys the diverse setting and treating a wide variety of pathologies. His focus is to provide every patient with an understanding of their specific injury as well as working with the patient to develop an exercise program and provide them with the tools necessary to meet their goals in rehabilitation. He has specialties in golf, as a level 2 TPI practitioner, allowing him to perform swing analysis, and tailor an exercise program to improve the patients swing. 

When not at the clinic Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Kelli, son Lucas and daughter Audrey. Matt is also an avid fan of all Seattle sports teams and enjoys playing golf, basketball and tennis whenever he gets the chance.