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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
Tanner is Class A PGA Golf Professional that graduated from University of Idaho in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management and Marketing. 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 worked with numerous junior golfers throughout the years, helping them improve and achieve their goals of succeeding in tournaments, playing golf in college, and beyond. Tanner played competitive junior golf while growing up in Oregon and continues to pursue the competitive side of Professional golf. Aside from golf, Tanner enjoys spending time with his wife, Renee, and is an avid snowboarder and mountain biker. Contact Tanner at [email protected].

PETER BIRKNER

Trackman Coach

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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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.

BRANDON PROUDFOOT

PGA Member/Junior Golf Development
Brandon is a PGA golf professional and started teaching golf in 2003. He has been teaching and coaching ever since. Brandon spent 8 years coaching both boys and girls high school golf teams at Mount Si High School. As head coach, Brandon had the fortunate experience to work with many great players with a passion for the game and even saw some of these players move on to play college level golf! Brandon coaches with a passion for education and a commitment to optimizing student success! He has coached hundreds of students over 15 years as a golf instructor. While he likes working with adults, Brandon specializes in working with junior golfers taking them from beginners to competitive players.

ERIN MENATH

LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
Erin is an LPGA Class A Teaching professional and has given over 16,000 golf lessons. She has been awarded as Golf Digests "Best Teacher in WA State 2017-18" and is a 5 time recipient of Northern Nevada's "Best Teaching Professional". She has coached the state's top Juniors, Tour Professionals and winners on the Golf Channel Tour. Through her LPGA and Titleist Performance Institute Training, she prescribes changes based on a Student-centered model; since factors like strength, flexibility, balance and endurance all influence the body's mechanics. Preceding PNWGC, she was the Assistant Manager of GOLFTEC Bellevue and was one of few esteemed Select Instructors.