Golf News for Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | Instruction

GolfTEC celebrates providing its fourth million golf lesson

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- GolfTEC-the world leader in golf improvement-designated Tuesday, April 30, 2013, as "Four Millionth Lesson Day" in honor of the company passing the four-million mark in golf lessons given.

Leading the celebration were CEO Joe Assell and COO Mike Clinton, co-founders of GolfTEC, who launched the company in 1995 and have grown it into the largest provider of game improvement in the industry.

In just 18 years, GolfTEC has grown to more than 170 improvement centers in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea. It employs more than 600 Certified Personal Coaches, most of whom are PGA professionals and apprentices: In fact, nearly 2% of all golf pros in the U.S. work for GolfTEC. They are responsible for giving 25% of all private golf lessons in the country.

"It is extremely satisfying and exciting for GolfTEC to give our four millionth lesson," Assell said. "We have been counting down the number and knew it was coming, realizing this would mark a special time in our history of helping golfers get better and have more fun playing the game."

How big is 4 million lessons? For GolfTEC it means:
80 million golf balls hit (an average of 20 balls per lesson)
160 million minutes (or 2.66 million hours) of recorded video
1.92 billion motion measurements captured by gSWING, GolfTEC's proprietary software

The first GolfTEC learning center opened on April 10, 1995, in the Denver Tech Center area mall. The original concept from the earliest days remains the company's core principle: Combining coaches, computers and motion technology to give exceptional fact-based golf instruction that can be measured and verified.

Most GolfTEC lessons are taught by Certified Personal Coaches one-on-one in private, indoor bays that maximize the learning experience and utilize proprietary teaching technology to help golfers improve their skills and increase their enjoyment of the game. As a result, GolfTEC enjoys a 95 percent success rating from its students.

And stay tuned for lesson 5 million: Current projections are for it to be given sometime around early 2015.

For additional details, call 877/446-5383 or visit

About GolfTEC
The global leader in golf improvement, GolfTEC gives more than 25% of all private golf lessons in the North America annually and has a 95% success rate among its students. The 600 GolfTEC Certified Personal Coaches at 170 centers worldwide, including 68 within Golfsmith stores, have given more than 4 million lessons since 1995. All lessons are based on the company's "Five Factors:" Fact-Based Diagnosis, Sequential Lessons, Video-Based Practice, Advanced Retention Tools, and Precision-Matched Clubs. GolfTEC Improvement Centers can be found in almost all major U.S. cities, Canada, Japan and Korea. Call 877/446-5383 or visit

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations