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GolfTec to offer lesson for PGA Reach donors


Redeemable at Participating U.S. Locations, Nov. 6-12

(Centennial, Colo.) – GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and largest employer of PGA Professionals – is supporting PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, by offering one complimentary lesson to anyone who first makes a small donation to the foundation. 

Redeemable at all participating GOLFTEC locations in the United States between Nov. 6-12, interested parties can sign-up online at To complete the process, customers simply follow instructions on making a donation and must show their receipt upon arrival at GOLFTEC. Each 30-minute lesson is valued at more than $85; individuals are asked to make a $25 suggested minimum contribution, but are free to donate more.  

PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. Through its three core pillars –youth, military,  diversity and inclusion – PGA REACH strives to impact lives daily through the game of golf while working in concert with the PGA of America’s 41 Sections. 

“Over the past 22 years, our priorities have been to help people play better golf while doing our part to grow this wonderful game,” says Joe Assell, co-founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “Working with PGA REACH on this initiative helps achieve these goals by promoting the benefits of golf to a wide audience.”

In effort to raise further awareness, PGA REACH was named an official charity partner of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place November 5. GOLFTEC’s Joe Assell will be participating alongside  a variety of PGA of America representatives, including CEO Pete Bevacqua; Board Members Kyle Heyen, Scott Ashworth, and Tim Fries; Kentucky PGA Section President and PGA Master Professional Ralph Landrum; and Sun Country PGA Secretary Matthew Long.

Highly efficient and boasting a 96 percent success rate, GOLFTEC lessons are taught one-on-one by Certified Personal Coaches, mostly in indoor bays that utilize proprietary teaching technology. Developing a comprehensive improvement plan for each student is the foundation of GOLFTEC’s philosophy. This is embodied by the company’s popular game plans and lesson packs, which are available in a variety of options to suit all budgets.

“GOLFTEC has an impeccable reputation as the largest employer of PGA Professionals, and having the most instructional centers around the world makes it even more possible for us to make a difference in people’s lives through golf,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director of PGA REACH.  “We are grateful for our relationship with GOLFTEC as it will certainly help us impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse communities nationwide.”

GOLFTEC has taught more than 7 million lessons at over 200 locations worldwide. Committed to strengthening the industry and hiring only the best staff, GOLFTEC coaches are experienced professionals, most of whom 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 of the GOLFTEC system, and the most productive teaching techniques.  

Each GOLFTEC student undergoes a Swing Evaluation to assess their skill, followed by a certified personal coach recommending a specific game plan, which includes fundamental elements like course strategy and a TECfit® club fitting session. While the majority of lessons are taught indoors in private bays, coaches also accompany players for on-course/outdoor lessons to ensure they are comfortable in real world situations.

To learn more about the GOLFTEC PGA REACH promotion, visit or call 877-446-5383.


The world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Professionals has a 96 percent success rate among its students. Since 1995, GOLFTEC Certified Personal Coaches, the vast majority of whom are PGA Professionals, have given more than 7 million lessons. The company operates hundreds of centers worldwide and has a presence in almost all major U.S. cities, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. All lessons are based on the company's "Five Factors:" Fact-Based Diagnosis, Sequential Lessons, Video-Based Practice, Advanced Retention Tools, and TECFIT® club-fitting. To date, more than 600 GOLFTEC Coaches work across a global network of Improvement Centers, consisting of both corporately-owned and franchise-owned locations and employees.


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  



Bill Feidler