Learn from The Best! Tips from GOLFTEC Coaches in the Northeast who made the list.
This year GOLFTEC had 31 Coaches who made the Golf Digest “Top Teachers in Every State” list. We will take you through their golf backgrounds, coaching methods, goals, and tips so you can get to know them and see how they can help you play better golf!
If you live in the Northeast, in one of the following states, be sure to get in touch with these Coaches to start your GOLFTEC journey with the best. If not, be sure to contact your local GOLFTEC to get started with a Coach. Your Coach could be the next to make the Best Teachers list!
Kevin Tanner – Maryland
Kevin is the Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC North Bethesda, earning Best Teacher in the state of Maryland. Kevin has been with GOLFTEC since 2010 and has been nominated to the Golf Digest Best in State three times previously.
Kevin has taught over 15,000 lessons with GOLFTEC. “I love the technology aspect of teaching with GOLFTEC,” says Kevin. “I have always been fascinated by facts! This provides me the opportunity to measure a golfers movement utilizing the great tools like OptiMotion.”
“It is incredible to be recognized among my peers and other fantastic coaches,” said Tanner. “I am honored and humbled to receive these awards.”
Click here to contact GOLFTEC North Bethesda to start working with our great Coaches in Maryland!
Brian Gussis – New Jersey
Brian is the Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC Woodbridge, earning Best Teacher in the state of New Jersey. Brian, who has been with GOLFTEC since 2006, says that while he considered many different avenues while going through the PGM program, he had the most fun with coaching.
Brian has been named to the Best Teachers in Every State List previously and is excited that more GOLFTEC Coaches are being recognized. “It’s a great recognition within the industry from my peers,” said Gussis. “I’m very grateful to be on this list a few years now and I’m super proud to see more and more of my GOLFTEC TEAM joining each time.”
Fun Fact: In 2011, Brian advanced to the PGA Professional Championship. “It was a fun experience, but I learned how deep competitive golf really is,” said Gussis.
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Patrick Kozelka – Rhode Island
Patrick is a Coach at GOLFTEC Rhode Island and has been with GOLFTEC since 2018, but has taught golf for 15 years. This is Patrick’s first major teaching award, but definitely won’t be his last!
Patrick was introduced to the game through his father and grandfather, and he progressed through the game to the point where he competed in several State Opens around New England.
Patrick was honored and humbled to be named to the Golf Digest Best Teachers List. “It means a lot, it is recognition for years of hard work,” said Kozelka. “The award also is a form of motivation to not settle and continue to learn and grow with the knowledge GOLFTEC gives us to be the best coach I can be.”
Click here to contact GOLFTEC Rhode Island to start working with our great Coaches just outside of Providence!
Charles Luis – Pennsylvania
Charles is the Center Manager and Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC Malvern, winning Best Teacher in the state of Pennsylvania. Charles has been with GOLFTEC since 2008 and Coaching for 24 years.
Charles was named the 2021 GOLFTEC Regional Manager of the Year and is a 4-time Philadelphia Section Teacher of the Year nominee.
Charles’ greatest Student success is coaching a player for 12 years. His Student went from a solid high school player, to becoming a 4-time club champion at two different clubs. That Student is currently preparing for the Philadelphia Open and the Pennsylvania State Amateur Championship. “I get as much satisfaction, if not more, in helping people improve as I do in improving my own game,” said Luis.
Click here to contact GOLFTEC Malvern to start working with our great Coaches in Pennsylvania!