Coach Portrait

John A. Riley

Director of Instruction


PGA Crest

Woodinville / Issaquah, WA
Fusion Golf Academy, Woodinville, WA

About John

On a mission to make an impact in the lives of those who love golf, I view my coaching career as an honor and a challenge. At the core, it’s about the fact that my students are people are trusting me with their kids, taking time off from work, or giving up leisure time to be on the lesson tee with me - so no matter how tired or busy I might be, or what the skill level of the student is, my job is to concentrate hard and find a way to get results for my students.

My coaching philosophy summed up in short would be: Competence over style. Function over form. If it’s good enough, we don’t change it just for the sake of looking better. If we do need to make changes, my goal is to take the least invasive approach possible to achieve the goal. So what is the definition of good enough?….we determine this together by conducting a variety of performance assessments, which allow us to benchmark current and future performance vs the students goals for their game.

Prior to launching Fusion Golf Academy, John gained invaluable experience learning the art and science of golf instruction from renowned Top 100 instructors while working for the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and Aldarra Golf Club and at Fusion Golf Academy.



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John in Action

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John in Action

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‘Hey John - Gavin has had a variety of golf lesson instructors, but never a true coach. Its not hard to see how this is going to impact his game, his mental fortitude and shape him into a confident competitor. Loving it!’

Anthony Ramirez (16 yr old Gavin’s Dad) 9/23/23


'Extremely insightful. I immediately gained tremendous consistency with squaring face at contact and my irons and short game improved dramatically. I won in my flight at Trophy Lake!'

Steven Diaz de Rivera 6/17/23


‘My putting was on fire, and I put it down to your pre round warm up plan...spending time dialing in 30 footers from different directions. Best lag putting day of my life’

Addison Linville, March 2023

John's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Get comfortable for business golf

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Have more fun on the course

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 90

Break 80

Add 10 yards

Improve your Short Game

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Make the high school golf team

Earn a college golf scholarship

Get swing diagnostic testing

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities

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John's Facilities

Fusion Golf Academy

Woodinville WA


Full service outdoor practice facility.

*Coaching available to public

15327 140th Pl NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Issaquah WA


Full service indoor practice facility

*Coaching available to public

2115 NW Poplar Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

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