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GOLFTEC receives more than $96,000 in donations for PGA HOPE

Money will benefit flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH

(ENGLEWOOD, Colo.) – GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and premium club fittings – received over $96,000 in donations for PGA HOPE, the flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH, through an auction, sponsorship of a veteran and special lesson and club fitting promotion that ran in conjunction with PGA National Day of HOPE and Veterans Day.

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: Since 2015, GOLFTEC has made giving back to military charities an annual tradition, and this year’s efforts mark the most successful campaign in company history.


“Our students, fans and enthusiasts are a passionate group, and we could not be more honored to help America’s Veterans through the great game of golf,” says Joe Assell, co-founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “We greatly value the work and mission of PGA HOPE, and look forward to building upon this partnership for years to come.”

“GOLFTEC has gone above and beyond in their support for PGA REACH and our military Veterans,” says Ryan Cannon, senior director of PGA REACH. “This year was truly inspirational, and we are blessed to have such a meaningful partnership with one of the largest employers of PGA Professionals in the world.”

GOLFTEC continues to establish itself as 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. The global GOLFTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced instructors who have graduated from GOLFTEC University – a multi-week certification program based around both 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.

These same coaches also guide each student through GOLFTEC’s enhanced custom club fitting program. The TOUR-like fitting experience identifies optimal equipment for all skill levels with an array of clubhead/shaft options. Nearly 75 percent of those who have gone through a GOLFTEC driver fitting have gained an average of 25 yards over their previous equipment.

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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

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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