Golf Shop Staff

Golf Shop 

Phone: 253.631.3133

The PGA Staff at Meridian Valley is here to assist you with all of your golf needs. From our trained fitting professionals who can set you up with the right equipment for your game, or our qualified PGA instructors to help you with your swing, we look forward to serving you. We offer a fully stocked Golf Shop and member-only discounts on merchandise. Please do not hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do to help your golf game!

Brian Thornton

PGA Teaching Professional Serving Since: 2006

Brian grew up in North Central WA where he began to play in Junior Tournaments. He played in WJGA and on the Blaine High School golf team. Brian attended Easter Washington University to play on a golf scholarship and received All Big Sky Honors his senior year. He worked at Semiahmoo throughout High School and college. Once Brian graduated in 1998, he became an Assistant Professional at Semiahmoo for one year and then moved to the South Puget Sound to become a full-time instructor.

  • Full time teaching professional since 1999
  • 2011 teacher of the year (Western WA PGA Chapter)
  • Three-time Western WA Chapter "Player of the year"
Adam Englehorn

PGA Head Golf Professional Serving Since: 2018

Adam was born and raised in Boise, Idaho where he attended the University of Idaho. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and PGA Golf Management. Before Meridian Valley, he has worked at Willamette Valley CC and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. His passion is creating opportunities through the game of golf for men, women, juniors and families.

  • University of Idaho Club Golf President 2015-2016
  • NCCGA Reginal Coordinator of the Year 2014
  • 2014 World Golf Foundation - Golf 20/20 Ambassador
Paul Russo

PGA Assistant Golf Professional Serving Since: 2021

The newest Professional to join the Meridian Valley Country Club team, Paul has been a PGA Professional since 2018 and has been teaching golf since 2013. Outside of golf, he loves rooting for his hometown team, the New York Giants, and enjoys rock music. Specializing in beginner and intermediate golfers, Paul's teaching philosophy is to fix YOUR swing, and to make golf fun for everyone.