Meet The Team
Joe Thiel, PGA Director of Instruction
Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor and PGA Master Professional, Joe counts many elite amateur and professional players among his students including PGA Tour winner and Tacoma-native Andrew Putnam, currently #49 in the official world golf ranking following his recent victory in the 2018 Barracuda Championship on the PGA Tour.
Joe also coaches a host of elite players from Asia, including Alex Wu Ashen, the current #2 ranked player in China and winner of the 2018 KLM Open on the European Tour.
Respected for his professionalism and ability to connect with students as much as for his knowledge of the golf swing, Joe brings his proven approach helping junior golfers navigate the golf landscape from early beginnings all the way to professional success.
John Eisentrout, PGA Lead Instructor
An accomplished teacher and player, John earned All Conference collegiate honors while at St. Martins University and has competed professionally all over the world including the Web.com Tour, Canadian Tour, and National Pro Tour.
With coaching in his blood, John has taught hundreds of elite players from the junior to professional levels, including coaching at the Collegiate level as assistant coach to the Saint Martin’s Golf team as well as for Grays Harbor College and junior academies in China.
He enjoys the challenge and rewarding experience of growing the game of golf and improving the experience of his students. “I believe golf is the greatest game on earth and when I give students the joy of improving their game, I know they will be hooked for life just like I am” .
John Riley, Founder
On a mission to make an impact in the lives of those who love golf, John is focused on creating, promoting and developing Fusion Golf Academy into the premier player development facility in the region.
A golf industry veteran, prior to launching Fusion Golf Academy John gained invaluable experience learning the art and science of golf instruction through his work with renowned instructors at golf facilities including Spyglass Hill, The Links at Spanish Bay and locally at Aldarra Golf Club.