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Golftec opens 7th Chicago-area facility

October 17, 2018

GOLFTEC Opens State-of-the-Art Training Center in Orland Park

New Facility Marks Seventh Location in Chicagoland Area

(ENGLEWOOD, CO) – GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Instructors – opens its seventh performance center in the Chicago-area, with a state-of-the-art facility located in Orland Park at 9559 W. 151st St.

It features three teaching/practice bays staffed by the most highly-trained coaches in the industry. These individuals leverage GOLFTEC’s world-renowned teaching technology – including advanced motion measurement, video analysis and premium launch monitors – to help any student find the lesson plan best suited for their unique needs. GOLFTEC students drop an average of seven strokes from their scores.

Beyond instruction, the new facility features GOLFTEC’s enhanced TECFIT® custom club fitting program. The TOUR-like fitting experience combines swing characteristics with ball flight data to help identify optimal golf equipment for each student. An array of clubhead/shaft options are available to perfectly match players of any skill level with the clubs that best meet their needs. Nearly 75% of all golfers who experience a TECFIT custom driver fitting gain an average of 25 yards over their previous equipment.

“I grew up in Chicago and know firsthand how incredibly passionate golfers in this part of the country are about the game,” said Joe Assell, Co-Founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “We give more lessons and high-end club fittings throughout Illinois than anyone else, and have built a very loyal following because our students are consistently improving.”

Center Manager Kevin Den Besten will oversee operations. He has been with GOLFTEC since 2006 and taught more than 20,000 lessons, as well as receiving multiple awards for outstanding achievement in instruction. More info can be found at:

“At GOLFTEC we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with all our students by making an effort to understand their goals before we formulate a plan,” said Den Besten. “Everyone that walks through our doors is different and has unique expectations, but regardless of if you are a scratch player or a beginner we can get you where you want to be by maximizing your potential.”

Conducting more lessons than any company in the world, GOLFTEC’s unique fact-based approach has led to a 96% success rate among students with the average player dropping seven strokes over 18 holes. While the majority of instruction is indoors in private bays, coaches also teach swing mechanics and playing strategy at golf courses.

GOLFTEC is the world’s largest employer of PGA Professionals, many having conducted thousands of lessons. Each achieves certification after attending rigorous multi-week training and continuing education at GOLFTEC University.

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, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. A top employer of PGA Professionals, the company’s 700-plus coaches have taught more than eight 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.

More information:, 877.446. 5383.

Ben Cramer