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Joel Thelen, PGA

Instructor, Coach, Touring Professional


PGA Crest

Fort Worth, TX
PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

About Joel

Joel is a 33 year old PGA Class A member, Instructor and Touring Professional who's known for his love for Jesus, ability to shoot low scores, his cool demeanor, and world class work ethic. He lives with his wife (Anna) and son (Reese) on the west side of the DFW Metroplex. Joel has spent the last 17 years becoming one of the best golfers in the world, with a career best rank of 849 out of 8652 in the Official World Golf Ranking (2023). He competes in 20-30 tournaments a year, which helps him relate to his student's desire for improvement and achieving their personal goals. Joel teaches players of all ability levels and ages. He is encouraging, upbeat, patient, and knowledgeable. Each player has their own journey and abilities, and Joel is ready to help you reach your goals!

A few achievements: 24 Fully Exempt PGA Tour Americas 23 Fully exempt Korn Ferry Tour 2023 PGA Tour Latin America DEV Series Winner (-21) 21-present fully exempt on PGA Tour Latin America (22nd on Points list in 2022) 20-21 Korn Ferry Tour conditional status 2019 PGA Tour China 2015-2016 PGA Tour Canada Bachelor's in Finance All-American at Texas Wesleyan University, 2012 2 wins in College Golf 1 win as a professional Runner Up 2022 Quito Open (PGA Tour Latin America) Runner Up 2022 Texas State Open Runner Up 2022 Greater Cedar Rapid Open 61 (-11) at 2019 Meadowbrook Classic





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Joel in Action

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Joel in Action

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Your game will thank you for seeing Joel! He has incredible golf experience & knows the game well. He is able to help your game in all 4 phases (driving/approach/short game & mentally) Can’t recommend enough!



Joel is an phenomenal instructor. He showed so much patience with our son. The best part was the debrief phone texts with lessons learned (pictures/videos) and reminders. He clearly has the skills on the course and teaching skills to match!



Joel has helped my daughter love the game & has taught her so much-he’s a mentor as well as an awesome teacher…I highly recommend him!


Joel's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Improving Your Game

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Earn a college golf scholarship

Add 10 yards

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Having More Fun

Have more fun on the course

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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Joel's Facilities

PGA Tour

Ponte Vedra Beach FL

1 PGA Tour blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Aledo TX

Championship 18 Hole Golf Course with Putting and Short Game areas

*Coaching available to public

2151 Old Annetta Rd, Aledo, TX 76008-3938

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