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Golf Lessons

Sahalee Country Club PGA Golf Professionals offer individual and playing lessons by appointment.  Led by PGA Director of Instruction Ryan Benzel, Sahalee Country Club offers instruction for everyone.

          Ryan Benzel, PGA Director of Instruction

Ryan loves golf!  As a PGA Member, Ryan is an accomplished player having played in four PGA Championships, on two United States PGA Cup teams, has won four Pacific Northwest PGA Section majors, and on 14 Pacific Northwest PGA Section Hudson Cup teams.  He continues to play competitively and believes competition fuels success.  He uses his experiences, golf knowledge, and the latest technology to coach players of all abilities to improve their golf game.  His teaching philosophy is a belief of two things...
  1. A consistent setup is key to a productive swing which allows proper impact to be achieved.
  2. Positive instruction that results in improved impact position will promote positive change in ball flight.
2016 Western Washington PGA Teacher of the Year
     2021 GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
Ryan also has a YouTube Channel where video tips and drills are posted.  Click the logo to view his videos.
Connect with Ryan for lessons or more information:
cell:  206-683-0025           email:  [email protected]
Ryan uses state of the art technology to enhance the learning environment of his students.  He uses V1 Pro HD video software to benefit from slow motion video analysis, FlightScope launch monitor for launch and ball flight data, and BodiTrak Sports Pressure Mat.  New is Quintic Ball Roll, a launch monitor for putting the captures HD video of clubhead and ball data before and after impact.


Golf Professional
Teaching & Coaching Staff

Ryan Benzel, PGA Director of Instruction
Bryan Nicholson, PGA Director of Golf
Caleb Kraus, PGA Head Golf Professional
Laura Kraft, PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Adam Pool, Assistant Golf Professional
Kyle McPherson, Assistant Golf Professional

For inquires on lessons and scheduling with our Golf Professional Staff
contact the Golf Shop at 425-453-0484.

Additional Programs

Sahalee has two indoor hitting bays in our 'Swing Room' with aboutGOLF simulators in both bays.  While both bays are available for member use, Ryan uses the right side to untilize video swing analysis for lessons during the off season months.
Addtionally, the Swing Room is fully turfed with putting turf with five golf holes cut into the flooring for a full indoor practice experience.
Sahalee Golf Professional Staff is has full fitting components for TayorMade, Ping, Callaway, Titleist, and Mizuno golf clubs.  We offer club fitting services using Trackman and FlightScope launch monitors for all club fitting sessions to provide a “tour” level fitting for members and guests.  Trackman and FlightScope are used to evaluate clubhead speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, decent angle, peak height, dispersion pattern, and carry distance to determine the best clubs for each person.  We are well equipped to fit you for the entire golf bag.
See images below from our FlightScope launch monitor used in a fitting.