Golf Digest ranks the NW’s top instructors

Updated: November 1, 2013

Joe Thiel of Joe Thiel’s Golf Schools in Olympia and Bruce Furman of Langdon Farms south of Portland were ranked as the top golf instructors in the states of both Washington and Oregon.

In Washington, Thiel was ranked No. 1 followed by Bill Tindall of Aldarra, Doug Doxsie of Seattle Golf Club, Kathy Gildersleeve-Jensen of Indian Canyon, Jim Bennett of Pro Golf Southcenter, Stephanie Malone of Broadmoor Golf Club, Mark Rashell of the Golf Club at Newcastle, Steve Prugh of Manito Country Club, Ted Naff of Gold Mountain, Bill Porter of Moses Pointe and Jeff Coston of Semiamoo Resort.

In Oregon, Furman is ranked as the top instructor followed by Jerry Mowlds of Pumpkin Ridge, Jim Waldron of Balance Point, Christopher Smith of Pumpkin Ridge, Doug Hixson of Quail Valley and Craig Zimmerman of Red Tail.