(ST. PETERSBURG, FL) – GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and premium club fittings – announces the opening of a state-of-the-art instruction and club fitting center in St. Petersburg, Florida at 8808 4th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

The new facility is 3,600 square feet and has five teaching / practice bays along with a putting green, and is staffed by a veteran team of highly-trained and certified coaches. These individuals leverage GOLFTEC’s world-renowned teaching technology – including advanced motion measurement, video analysis and premium launch monitors – to help any student find the lesson plan best suited for their unique needs. GOLFTEC students drop an average of seven strokes from their scores.

GOLFTEC OptiMotion

GOLFTEC St. Petersburg also features the company’s enhanced custom club fitting program. The TOUR-like fitting experience combines swing characteristics with ball flight data to help identify optimal golf equipment for each student. An array of clubhead/shaft options are available to perfectly match players of any skill level with the clubs that best meet their needs. Nearly 75% of all golfers who went through a club fitting in 2020 gained an average of 25 yards over their previous equipment.

GOLFTEC Club Fitting Wall

GOLFTEC St. Petersburg Center Manager & Director of Instruction John Kursel will oversee operations at the new facility. Kursel has taught over 17,000 golf lessons and is an eight-time winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Instruction Award with GOLFTEC. Kursel is able to understand the unique needs from each student and help them maximize their potential due to his extensive teaching experience.

GOLFTEC St. Petersburg Center Manager & Director of Instruction, John Kursel

GOLFTEC continues to establish itself as the world leader in golf improvement with their recent launch of OptiMotion. A groundbreaking motion tracking innovation that sets a new standard for how golf swings are measured and the way golf instruction is delivered. The global GOLFTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced instructors who have graduated from GOLFTEC University – a multi-week certification program based around a curriculum of mastering advanced training of golf swing mechanics and GOLFTEC’s proprietary technology used in all Training Centers. The majority of GOLFTEC Certified Personal Coaches are PGA Professionals who have taught thousands of lessons.

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CJ has been with the GOLFTEC Marketing team now for over 2 years. He graduated from Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program and is a PGA Member and Board of Director for the Colorado PGA Section. CJ has been with GOLFTEC for 9 years and prior to his role with the Marketing team he was a GOLFTEC Coach and has taught over 8,000 lessons.


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