Patrick Kent

Patrick Kent Golf InstructionA native of the Seattle area, Patrick began his golfing career at age 13, eventually going on to compete collegiately at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, CO. Patrick captained his team to three consecutive NCAA tournaments, the first three in school history, growing and building his game with the aid of highly recognized instructors Erik Billinger and Craig Koy out of Highlands Ranch Golf Club in Colorado. Patrick went on to play professionally for a year and a half after college before marrying his wife Lydia. Following his wedding, Patrick worked as the Operations Manager of a forensic engineering firm in Seattle before beginning a mentoring relationship with Joe Thiel, a PGA Master Professional and instructor of some of the worlds top players. Joe brought Patrick onto the team in 2012 and ever since Patrick has coached golf with Joe in Olympia, WA and Palm Springs, CA, training the next generation of golf talent in the Northwest. Patrick currently lives in Tukwila, WA with his wife Lydia and is an instructor for Patrick Kent Golf and Joe Thiel World Wide Golf Schools. When Patrick isn't coaching or playing golf, he enjoys spending time with his wife & family, hiking, hunting, and playing basketball.

Patrick is a motivated and relentless instructor of the game of golf. He believes the only way to instill real, tangible, and deeply rooted results in his students is to provide them with an unwavering example of motivation and relentlessness towards a goal or purpose. All great coaches and players alike have a purpose and goal that drives the way they coach, play, practice, and live their life. More importantly, all great coaches and players have great conviction of the their goals, as well as a process or road map to get there. It is Patrick's desire to help impart these same principles in the lives and games of his students in order that they maximize their potential as a competitive golfer and person. Working with Patrick, students will work through a program that is tailor-made to their needs and goals. Each student's program is unique and includes the development of mechanics in all facets of the game, performance thinking in all situations, emotional control in all situations, personal routines, physical fitness, proper practice habits, tournament prep processes, discipline, character qualities, etc. Patrick's students will own the character qualities of integrity, honor, perseverance, persistence, and love for their fellow man.


Education, Training, Achievements:

  • BS Business Administration, Colorado Christian University
  • Joe Thiel, PGA Master Professional, Certified Instructor
  • Certified Peak Performance Coach, HeartMath Institute
  • PGA Apprentice, PNW PGA
  • Leaders of Leaders Committee, Colorado Christian University
  • Participant of Values Aligned Leadership Summit, Denver, Colorado
  • College Golf: 3 Year Team Captain, Team and Individual Victories, NCAA Championship Appearances


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About Joe

Joe Thiel has spent 40 years helping others learn and enjoy the game of golf.He is one of only a few golf professionals in the U.S. who has earned the prestigious PGA Master Professional designation. The local PGA region has honored him as the PGA Teacher of the Year three times - in 1993, 1995, and 1997. He was also inducted into the Mercer County Hall of Fame in 1999, and into the 'Millennium Who's Who in America.' Golf Magazine has also honored Joe with the title of Top 100 Teachers in America for many years and Golf Driving Range Magazine has also honored him as one of the top 50 Teachers in America. More About Joe.