Golf News for Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | People

GolfTEC certified coaches honored on Golf Digest magazine list

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- GolfTEC, the world leader in golf improvement, has placed nine of its Certified Personal Coaches on the Golf Digest magazine list of "Best Teachers In America," with James Kinney ranked No. 1 in the state of Nebraska.

Kinney, the owner and Director of Instruction at the GolfTEC Improvement Center in Omaha, is a multiple winner of Teacher of the Year honors from the Nebraska section of the PGA of America.

The "Best Teachers In America" for 2013-2014 is featured in the November issue of Golf Digest, which names its Top 50 overall, and lists the best in each state. The magazine compiles the list every two years, polling thousands of teaching professionals for opinions and evaluations of their peers.

Four coaches based at GolfTEC's home in Denver dominated the list of 12 selected in Colorado: No. 4 Patrick Nuber, No. 5 Ty Walker, No. 10 Kevin Cubbage and No. 11 Andy Hilts.

Also named to the states list were two GolfTEC coaches from Ohio - No. 5 Nick Paez and No. 10 Mitch Flemming, both of Cleveland - and two from Wisconsin - No. 4 Brendan Locke and No. 6 Kevin Kihslinger, both of Mequon.

"We're very proud to have nine of GolfTEC's coaches named among the top 500 golf instructors in the country, especially since this recognition is an endorsement by their fellow golf instructors and one of the golf industry's most respected publications," said Mike Clinton, GolfTEC co-founder and COO.

GolfTEC, with over 180 improvement centers worldwide, has given more than 4.3 million lessons since teeing off in 1995. Most lessons are taught one-on-one in private, indoor bays that maximize the learning experience. GolfTEC utilizes proprietary teaching technology and the skills of its Certified Personal Coaches to help golfers improve their skills and increase their enjoyment of the game.

For additional information about GolfTEC and its team of stellar coaches, 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 550+ GolfTEC Certified Personal Coaches at 180 centers worldwide, including 70+ within Golfsmith stores, have given more than 4.3 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