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Golftec offers complimentary lesson or club fitting with donation to PGA HOPE

Program in honor of Veterans Day is redeemable at participating U.S. locations Nov. 4-10

(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) – GOLFTEC is supporting PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, by offering one lesson or club fitting session to anyone who first makes a small donation to PGA HOPE, the flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH.

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Redeemable at all participating GOLFTEC locations in the United States between Nov. 4 – 10, interested parties can register online now at golftec.com/pgahope. To complete the process, customers simply follow instructions on making a donation, scheduling their lesson or fitting, and showing their receipt upon arrival at GOLFTEC. Each 30-minute lesson or 60-minute fitting is valued at nearly $100, but individuals are only asked to make a $50 minimum contribution (more can be donated, if desired).

In addition, GOLFTEC is conducting an online auction, opening Oct. 11 to give golf fans a chance to bid on a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, with all proceeds going to benefit PGA HOPE. These include:

· Round of golf for two at Cherry Hills Country Club with GOLFTEC CEO Joe Assell, and PGA of America Veteran and Military Liaison Chris Nowak.

· Three hours of instruction with GOLFTEC VP of Instruction Nick Clearwater & Club Fitting with Director of Teaching Quality Brad Skupaka, plus a new set of custom fit Irons.

· Two 2020 Ryder Cup Chalet tickets for Thursday – Sunday, Sept. 24 – 27, 2020, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis. Includes complimentary parking, food and beverage on site.

· Two 2020 PGA Championship Chalet tickets for Thursday – Sunday, May 14 – 17, 2020, at Harding Park in San Francisco. Includes complimentary parking, food and beverage at the tournament.

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a free, adaptive program that introduces golf to veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. For more information, please visit: pgareach.org.

“The PGA has set itself apart with a variety of charitable initiatives, and we are honored to be able to play a small role in their mission to help our nation’s veterans,” says Joe Assell, CEO of GOLFTEC. “2018 was our most successful fundraising year-to-date, and with the addition of our online auction in 2019, we hope to raise even more.”

“GOLFTEC is among the largest employers of PGA Professionals in the world, and we are grateful for all that they have done for our organization,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director of PGA REACH. “We hope that golfers support this initiative and help us make a difference in the lives of military veterans.”

GOLFTEC is the world leader in golf improvement with more data on the golf swing than anyone else in the world, thanks to its award-winning SwingTRU Motion Study. Last year alone, GOLFTEC coaches gave 1.1 million golf lessons and measured over 100,000 individual golf swings at more than 200 locations. The global GOLFTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced instructors that 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.

To learn more about the promotion, visit golftec.com/pgahope.

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About GOLFTEC
Since 1995, GOLFTEC has become the world’s largest provider of golf lessons and premium club fittings, operating more than 200 corporately-owned and franchised Training Centers in all major U.S. cities, Canada, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. A top employer of PGA Professionals, the company’s 700-plus coaches have taught more than 9 million lessons with students dropping an average of seven strokes from their scorecards. Its highly-trained coaches leverage leading-edge technology for a completely fact-based approach to instruction, practice and club fitting. GOLFTEC’s leadership position in golf improvement is augmented by its SwingTRU Motion Study™ – the largest ever conducted on golf swing mechanics.

About PGA REACH
PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military and diverse populations, by enabling access to PGA Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. To join its efforts or learn more about the foundation and its initiatives, visit PGAREACH.org.

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