GolfTEC Coaches, Centers earned national honors in 2016 for skills and service to golf
GolfTEC’s mission is to help people play better golf. This simple notion hasn’t changed since 1995, when our company began under premise that emerging technology could aid golf improvement more than the subjective eye of a given instructor.
Since then, GolfTEC has taught millions of golf lessons using this idea of “fact-based” instruction, and has grown with over 600 Certified Personal Coaches and become the world’s largest employer of PGA Professionals.
So, every year around this time, it’s exciting for us to honor our Coaches and Centers when they’re recognized for their impact on the golfing community around them. This year alone, seven GolfTEC Coaches and 15 GolfTEC Improvement Centers have been nationally recognized by the likes of their peers, Golf Digest and the PGA of America!
GolfTEC CEO and Co-Founder, Joe Assell, expressed the following regarding these honors:
“We give nearly a million lessons annually and our incredible coaching staff is the most well trained in
the world. Our growth and success is a direct result of the fact that our students experience measurable improvement quickly, thanks to our proven approaches to instruction and custom clubfitting. I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s award winners.”
Congratulations to the elite Coaches and Centers listed below, and keep up the great work in 2017!
GolfTEC Coaches receiving national recognition in 2016
The following seven GolfTEC Coaches received honors from Golf Digest and the PGA of America for their instruction and service to the game in 2016:
James Kinney, Center Manager – Golf Digest Best Young Teachers (Omaha, NE)
Doug Strawbridge, Regional Manager – Golf Digest Best Young Teachers (Houston, TX)
Nick Clearwater, Vice President of Teaching Quality – Golf Digest Best Young Teachers (Denver, CO)
Patrick Nuber, Director of Teaching Quality – Golf Digest Best 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)
Our growth and success is a direct result of the fact that our students experience measurable improvement very quickly.
– GolfTEC CEO, Joe Assell
GolfTEC Improvement Centers recognized for clubfitting in 2016
The following 15 GolfTEC centers were ranked among Golf Digest’s “100 Best Clubfitters,” using our proprietary clubfitting system, the GolfTEC TECFit™:
- 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
GolfTEC Coaches named ‘Best Teachers’