Golf News for Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | Awards

GolfTEC coaches and centers recognized for excellence in 2016

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- GolfTEC - the world leader in golf lessons and largest employer of PGA Professionals - announces select coaches and improvement centers were recognized for excellence in 2016 by various PGA sections and leading media outlets.

For more than 20 years, GolfTEC instructors have consistently excelled at helping their students improve, as evidenced by a 96 percent success rate among all customers. Developing a comprehensive improvement plan for each student is the foundation of GolfTEC's philosophy. Among the instructors who have been recognized for excellence are:

• James Kinney, Center Manager - Golf Digest Top Young Teachers (Omaha, NE)
• Doug Strawbridge, Regional Manager - Golf Digest Top Young Teachers (Houston, TX)
• Nick Clearwater, Vice President of Teaching Quality - Golf Digest Top Young Teachers (Denver, CO)
• Patrick Nuber, Director of Teaching Quality - Golf Digest Top Young Teachers (Denver, CO)
• Josh McKinley - Certified Personal Coach - Teacher of the Year, Inland Empire PGA (Spokane, WA)
• Tim Connor - Director of Instruction - Horton Smith Award, Inland Empire PGA (Spokane, WA)
• Chris Runyan - Certified Personal Coach - Patriot Award, Inland Empire PGA (Spokane, WA)

In addition to these honors, 15 GolfTEC centers were ranked among the "100 Best Clubfitters" according to Golf Digest magazine. GolfTEC's proprietary golf club fitting system, TECFit™, provides extremely precise and unbiased results to help players find the custom-fit clubs that match their unique needs. Those centers honored include:

• GolfTEC Scottsdale, AZ
• GolfTEC Boulder, CO
• GolfTEC Centennial, CO
• GolfTEC Cherry Creek, CO
• GolfTEC Altamonte Springs, FL
• GolfTEC Wichita, KS
• GolfTEC Metairie, LA
• GolfTEC Eden Prairie, MN
• GolfTEC Akron, OH
• GolfTEC Cleveland West, OH
• GolfTEC Salt Lake City, UT
• GolfTEC Bellevue, WA
• GolfTEC Spokane, WA
• GolfTEC Mequon, WI
• GolfTEC Middleton, WI

"We give nearly one million lessons annually and our incredible coaching staff is the most well trained in the world," says Joe Assell, Co-Founder and CEO of GolfTEC. "Our growth and success is a direct result of the fact that our students experience measurable improvement very quickly, thanks to our proven approaches to instruction and custom clubfitting. I couldn't be more proud of this year's award winners."

GolfTEC lessons are taught one-on-one by Certified Personal Coaches in private, mostly indoor bays that utilize proprietary teaching technology. Since 1995, GolfTEC has taught more than 6 million lessons at hundreds of locations worldwide. The coaching team is mainly comprised of PGA professionals who have conducted thousands of lessons. Each is certified after multi-week training at GolfTEC University where comprehensive analysis of golfers' swing mechanics cornerstones progressive teaching methodology.

To learn more about GolfTEC, the world leader in golf lessons, please visit or call 877-446-5383.

About GolfTEC
The world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals has a 96 percent success rate among its students. Since 1995, GolfTEC Certified Personal Coaches, the vast majority of which are PGA Professionals, have given more than 6 million lessons. The company operates hundreds of centers worldwide and has a presence in almost all major U.S. cities, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. All lessons are based on the company's "Five Factors:" Fact-Based Diagnosis, Sequential Lessons, Video-Based Practice, Advanced Retention Tools, and TECfit® club fitting. To date, more than 600 GolfTEC Coaches work across a global network of Improvement Centers, consisting of both Corporate-owned and Franchise-owned locations and employees.

Bill Feidler