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Chris Koch, PGA

Owner - Director of Instruction

Chris is a PNW native, born and raised in Lacey, WA. After graduating from Western Washington University with a Bachelors degree in Recreation, he spent 5 years living in Oahu, Hawaii. He gained invaluable experience working at one of Hawaii's best golf courses, Ko Olina Golf Club. Starting there as an Assistant Golf Professional, he worked his way through the Professional Golf Management program and achieved Class A membership with the PGA of America. During this time, Chris also developed his passion and expertise for golf instruction. He provided countless individual golf lessons to locals and tourists, while also leading a junior golf program for underprivileged youth. 


Chris returned home to Olympia in 2011 to open Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, WA. During his 10 years at Salish Cliffs, Chris helped them achieve Top 100 Public Course accolades and worked as Head Golf Professional for the last 3 years of his time there. His proudest accomplishments include developing a junior golf program for Tribal youth, mentoring new PGA professionals, winning Merchandiser of the Year, running numerous events to support Tribal entities, and developing close relationships within the golf community. In the Fall of 2021, Chris seized the opportunity to create and open The Golf Loft, allowing him to pursue his passion for sharing and teaching the game of golf!

In his free time, you can find Chris doing house projects, restoring cars, and helping his wife chase after their 3 young kids. He is excited to be a new small business owner and connect with the Tumwater community!

Teaching Philosophy
Chris has provided golf instruction for over 16 years. He has learned teaching techniques from renowned golf instructors including Jim Flick, Stan Utley, putting guru Marius Filmalter, and PGA of America’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Mike Malaska. Through incorporation of your existing knowledge and skills, Chris will help you achieve your goals. He regards his teaching style as "keeping it simple" with a goal for learners to walk away from a lesson knowing cause and effect. He intends for you to be able to work on your own swing and continue to see improvement in your golf game. Through use of state-of-the-art technology and Chris's expertise in golf instruction, he hopes that you will learn, grow confidence, and have fun as you play!


Playing Accomplishments 

  • Career Low – 63 at The Home Course

  • Top 35 2016 PNW PGA Section Championship at Astoria G&CC

  • Qualified for 2015 PGA Professional National Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club

  • Top 10 2014 PNW PGA Section Championship at Salish Cliffs Golf Club

  • Top 25 2013 PNW PGA Section Championship at Meadow Springs CC

  • 1st Place 2013 WWCPGA Patriot Day Event at Eagles Pride Golf Course

  • 2012-13 WWC Assistant’s Match Play Champion

Logan Rants

Golf Instructor

Logan grew up in Olympia, WA. playing collegiate golf at Olympic College in Bremerton for two years before transferring to play at Adams State University in Colorado. After graduating, he moved to Wisconsin for 6 months, gaining experience in the golf industry working at Brown Deer Golf course. Logan's golf career then took him to Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club outside of Phoenix, AZ where he was exposed to the world class instructors of both LPGA and PGA tour players alike. 

In 2019 Logan returned to the PNW and has continued to expand his coaching skills and knowledge and is ready to share his passion for the game with you.


As a golf coach, Logan believes each student has a unique swing and a unique way of learning. He tailors his instruction to meet the needs of the individual student, focusing on the fundamentals to build a strong game. Whether you are a beginner or experienced golfer, Logan offers instruction that will enhance your technique, strategy, and overall enjoyment of the game.

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