GOLFTEC Raises More than $55,000 for PGA HOPE
GOLFTEC – the world leader in golf lessons and a top employer of PGA Professionals – raised more than $55,000 for PGA HOPE, the flagship military engagement program of PGA REACH, through a complimentary lesson and club fitting program that commemorated Veterans Day.
Since 2015, the promotion has been an annual tradition, and total funds raised have increased 87 percent year-over-year. More than 1,320 individuals donated to the program, making it one of the highest periods of individual donation activity of the year for PGA REACH, the PGA of America’s foundation. 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.
“Driving donations through GOLFTEC students, fans and golf enthusiasts has proven to be an excellent formula to help PGA HOPE continue to make a meaningful impact in the name of golf,” says Joe Assell, co-founder and CEO of GOLFTEC. “We’re honored to play a role in helping America’s veterans and encouraging growth of this great game.”
“GOLFTEC continues to be an incredible ally of the PGA HOPE program and one of the game’s great stewards around the world,” said Ryan Cannon, Senior Director of PGA REACH. “The response to this program in the form of participation and donations was inspirational, and we thank everyone who got involved.”
Conducting more lessons than any company in the world, GOLFTEC’s unique fact-based approach has led to the average student dropping an average of seven strokes in one year. 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.
The company’s enhanced TECFIT® custom club fitting program is a TOUR-like fitting experience, combining 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 percent of all golfers who experience a TECFIT custom driver fitting gain an average of 25 yards over their previous equipment.
For more information on PGA HOPE, please visit: PGAREACH.org.