Coach Portrait

Charles L Thurston, PGA

PGA Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Fircrest, WA
Fircrest Golf Club, Fircrest, WA

About Charles

Charlie Thurston is a PGA Professional, life- long golfer and resident of the Pacific Northwest. Charlie arrived at Fircrest Golf Club in November of 2015 with extensive experience in golf instruction. Prior to his arrival at Fircrest Golf Club, he taught at the Links Golf Club in North Idaho where he worked with a wide range of players. Before his time in North Idaho, he revived golf instruction at Diamond Woods Golf Course in Monroe Oregon and prior to that was the Director of Instruction at Spokane Country Club for 8 years. Charlie was also an Assistant PGA Professional at the Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club where he developed golf instruction clinics and programs for the entire membership and Yakima Valley. In 2008 Charlie completed the extensive requirements set forth by the PGA of America to achieve special certification in Golf Instruction. In addition to his teaching experience, he has received extensive training in custom club fitting through the PGA of America and Henry Griffitts Inc. Charlie is also a published author.





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Charles's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Break 90

Add 10 yards

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Charles's Facilities

Fircrest Golf Club

Fircrest WA

Private Golf Club established in 1923.

*Coaching available to public

1500 Regents Blvd, Fircrest, WA 98466-6058

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