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GOLFTEC coach Carlos Sainz Jr. finishes runner-up at 2019 National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship

Houston instructor shines at PGA Golf Club

(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) – GOLFTEC coach Carlos Sainz Jr. who teaches at the Upper Kirby center in Houston finished runner-up at the 43rd National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship contested this past weekend at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. GOLFTEC is the world’s leading provider of golf lessons and premium club fittings.

Carlos Sainz Jr GOLFTEC Instructor in Houston
Carlos Sainz Jr.

Sainz’s consistent ball striking and steady putting were key factors for his success, as he recorded four straight rounds even par or better during the 72-hole event. With his excellent finish, he earned an invitation back to PGA Golf Club to compete in next year’s tournament.

“What Carlos accomplished against this very strong field of assistant professionals is something he should be extremely proud of,” says Joe Assell, founder and chief executive officer of GOLFTEC. “We know how much effort he puts into his game when he’s not teaching and it’s remarkable to continue watching him excel.”

The Chicago native honed his craft at Mississippi State University prior to joining GOLFTEC. While teaching, Sainz has been playing professional golf on various Tours including a full season on the PGA TOUR in 2015, as well as the PGA TOUR Canada, Latinoamerica Tour, Asian Tour, and Korn Ferry Tour. In 2019, Carlos won the GOLFTEC Rookie of the Year award and won his section’s Assistant PGA Professional Championship by 10 strokes. Carlos continues to be inspired by the coaching he receives, and in turn it motivates him to pay it forward.

“Carlos has been playing very well this year and it’s really satisfying to see all his hard work pay off when it matters most,” says Doug Strawbridge, regional manager of GOLFTEC Upper Kirby. “His dedication to both teaching and competing is unparalleled and we look forward to seeing him in the winner’s circle very soon.”

The renowned, global GOLFTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced instructors, most of whom are PGA Professionals and have taught thousands of lessons. Each goes through a rigorous multi-week certification at GOLFTEC University including continued, advanced training to master the analysis of golf swing mechanics, the technology utilized by GOLFTEC and the most productive teaching techniques. Committed to strengthening the industry and hiring only the best staff, GOLFTEC is the largest employer of PGA Instructors in the world.

Beyond instruction, GOLFTEC’s premium club fitting services use proprietary TECFIT® software to determine the correct clubhead / shaft combination for each student. The TOUR-like fitting experience combines swing characteristics with ball flight data. Nearly 75% of golfers who have undergone a driver fitting gained an average of 25 yards over previous equipment.

To learn more about GOLFTEC, please visit or call 877-446-5383.

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 nine 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.

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency