2019 MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
|9:45||Jake Sowby, Titleist|
A first look at Titleist's top new releases of 2019
|11:00||Brian Walley, GOLFTEC|
High-tech instruction to improve your game
|12:30||PNGA Rules Seminar|
How will the many changes to golf's rules in 2019 affect your game?
|1:45||Jan Stephenson, LPGA Legends Tour|
Meet the 16-time LPGA champ, competing in the Seattle area this year!
|3:00||Daniel Marinello, Seattle Golf Fitness|
Tune up your most important equipment -- yourself!
|4:00||Junior Golf Presentation|
Join The First Tee of Greater Seattle and the Western Washington PGA to learn more about junior golf programming and competitive opportunities
|9:45||Jeff Gove, PGA TOUR|
Tour stories from a longtime PGA TOUR vet
|11:00||Josh Kosinski, Greg Norman Golf Academy|
Take your game to the next level
|12:15||Brett Wilkinson, GOLFTEC|
High-tech instruction to improve your game
|1:30||Ryan Young, Chambers Bay|
Free instruction from Washington's 2018 PGA Player Development Award winner
|2:45||New Product Showcase|
Join Puetz Golf reps as they show off the coolest new technology of 2019
Learn more about this year's speakers!
Jan StephensonAustralian Jan Stephenson was one of the world’s most well-known professional golfers in the late 1970s and 1980s, winning 16 LPGA TOUR events — including three majors — and capturing 41 victories worldwide. Stephenson, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2019, will take the stage to talk about this year’s LPGA Legends Tour Suquamish Clearwater Legends Cup at White Horse, her decades in professional golf and more.
Seattle native Jeff Gove is a longtime veteran of the PGA and Web.com Tours, with six professional wins and more than $3.8 million in career earnings. In the 2006 and 2007 seasons, Gove earned three top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR and seven top-25s, placing among the top-150 golfers in the final 2007 FedEx Cup standings. Hear stories from Jeff’s years on Tour, and find out just what it takes to compete at the game’s highest level.
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 2018, and Western WA PGA Chapter Awards for Player Development (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018) 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.
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.
Daniel Marinello is the owner of Seattle Golf Fitness and a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Trainer. He is a Mercer Island native and went on to graduate from Penn State University. Daniel works with some of the best golfers in Western Washington — including a 2-time PGA TOUR winner= — to optimize their golf performance through improving swing power, flexibility, injury prevention and nutrition. If you are losing distance, getting hurt while you play, or have hit a plateau on improving your game that you can’t break, Daniel is the guy to talk to.
A native of Enfield, Conn., Josh Kosinski has been working for Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy for nearly three years. Prior to joining the Greg Norman team, he attended and competed for Western New England University. While being a part of the GNCGA team, Josh has been able to travel the world and introduce the academy to junior golfers everywhere. By playing golf since he was four and playing in college, he has been able to create a successful process for helping junior golfers reach their dreams of playing collegiate golf at different levels from Division-I all the way to NAIA. With the right work and dedication, he has been able to help most of his students receive partial to full scholarships to play golf in college. When not working or playing golf, Josh likes attending sporting events, spending time with his family and friends, and going to the beach with his dog, Tucker.
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.
Brian Walley is a Seattle native with over a decade of golf experience. The winner of the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Instruction Award, Walley sas taught over 5,000 full-swing/short game lessons to all types of golfers, including multiple Golf Channel Amateur Tour winners. Walley graduated with top honors from The Golf Academy of America, and is a PGA Associate, a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach, and a 2018 Golf Digest Top 100 Club Fitter.