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Ben Talbot

Director of Instruction
PGA Crest

Olympia, WA
First Tee - South Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

About Benjamin

Turned professional in 2016 and became a PGA Member in January of 2020.

Ben has worked his professional career at Tumwater Valley Golf Club, GOLFTEC- Sugar Land, Chambers Bay, and Meadow Park prior to his current positions with First Tee - South Puget Sound and The Valley Golf Academy. Ben has taught juniors and adults, from beginner to competitive players. Focusing on fundamentals, game management, and having a simplistic approach have always been Ben’s top priorities. Ben currently has a limited schedule for private lessons but encourages to reach out to him for opportunities on group lessons/suggestions on private lessons with one of the many great instructors with the Valley Golf Academy or in the First Tee - South Puget Sound for juniors.

Class A PGA Professional - Specialized in Teaching & Coaching (2022) Level 2 First Tee Certified 2021 Youth Player Development Award - Western Washington PGA Chapter Active in PGA Northwest Section and Western Washington Chapter tournaments BA in Marketing with a minor in Sports Management from Concordia University-Portland. Class of 2014 Timberline High School (Lacey, WA). Class of 2010 4 Year Collegiate baseball player (2 All-Regions, 2 Gold Gloves as a catcher) Continued education through the PGA of America




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Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Break 90

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Improve your Short Game

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First Tee - South Puget Sound

Tacoma WA

*Coaching available to public

7108 Lakewood Dr W, Tacoma, WA 98467-3231

Tumwater WA

*Coaching available to public

4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Tumwater, WA 98501