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Golftec opens 3rd center in Austin area

GOLFTEC Opens Third State-of-the-Art Training Center in Austin

(AUSTIN, TX) – GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and top employer of PGA Instructors – announces the opening of a third state-of-the-art performance center in the Austin-area, located in at 3301 Steck Ave.

The new facility has four 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 the company’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.

“Austin has become a hotbed for golf and the local community has absolutely embraced the level of sophistication and professionalism our coaches and fitters bring to the table,” said Joe Assell, Co-Founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “Our goal is to help people play their best golf and we’ve distilled that process to a science that will benefit players of all skill levels.”

Center Manager and Director of Instruction Derek White will oversee operations at the new facility. With over 12,000 lessons given since joining GOLFTEC in 2012, White has changed the lives of more than 750 golfers. Among his talented staff of coaches are Grant Richards and Gilbert Mendez. More info can be found at:

“We’re eager to help players of any age or skill level reach their full potential on the golf course,” said Paul Thar, Franchise Owner of Austin GOLFTEC Centers. “The demand for our services in Austin has grown dramatically in recent years and we’re extremely excited to meet new students and help them play the best golf of their lives.”

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.

Derika Crowley