Guest Speakers

Below is a list of speakers appearing at the 2018 Seattle Golf Show, which will be updated as new speakers sign on. Check back frequently for an updated list of speakers and a full daily schedule on the stage!

Ryan

Ryan Young

A native of Mill Creek, Ryan Young played college golf at Whitworth University, where he earned the 2010 conference championship, the title of NWC Player of the Year, and a berth to the NCAA National Championships. He turned pro in 2012 and is now one of the top players in the PNW PGA Section. Since turning professional, Ryan has been recognized by his peers as one of Golf Digest’s Best Teachers in Washington State in 2017-18. He also received the PNW PGA Section Player Development Award in 2016 and Western WA PGA Chapter Awards for Player Development (2014, 2016, 2017) and Assistant Golf Professional of the Year (2015). Ryan is also a PGA Certified Professional in Teaching & Coaching and a Level 2 Coach for The First Tee. While not playing or teaching golf, Ryan enjoys playing the guitar, snowboarding, wake surfing and spending time in Seattle with his friends. You can follow Ryan on Twitter, @ryoung0123, or Instagram, @ryboy_pga.

EvanJohnsen

Evan Johnsen

Evan Johnsen started volunteering with The First Tee of Greater Seattle in 2009, and has been the Program Director since 2012. Evan is a PGA Apprentice with the Pacific Northwest Section and a Recognized Coach with The First Tee nationally. He grew up in Sammamish and attended Skyline High School prior to enrolling at Claremont McKenna College, where he was an All-American Scholar and competed in the Division III National Championships. Evan loves hiking, paddling, and the outdoors, but his greatest passion is fulfilling The First Tee mission to positively impact the lives of youth through the great game of golf.

Erin Menath

Erin Menath is a certified LPGA professional currently teaching at GOLFTEC’s Bellevue location, where she also serves on GOLFTEC’s National Equipment Committee. A 14-year industry veteran, Erin was named one of the Top Teachers in the State of Washington by Golf Digest in 2017-18, and has also been recognized as a Golf Digest and Mizuno Top-100 Clubfitter. Prior to moving to Washington, Erin was named Northern Nevada’s Best Golf Pro for five-straight years. She is TPI and Biomechanics certified, and has taught over 15,000 lessons, including LPGA Tour professionals and Golf Channel Tour winners.

Brett Wilkinson

The 2013 GOLFTEC Coach of the Year, Brett Wilkinson oversees the four Seattle GOLFTEC locations. He is the Director of Instruction and a certified clubfitter at the Bellevue location, named one of America’s Top-100 Clubfitting Centers by Golf Digest in 2017. Brett has given more than 30,000 swing/short game lessons and conducted thousands of club fitting in a career spanning more than 25 years, and has won multiple PGA Player Development and Junior Golf Leader awards.

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