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Golftec coaches compete in the 2021 PGA Professional Championship

(Denver, CO) GOLFTEC, the world leader in golf improvement and club fitting, is proud to announce three of their Certified Personal Coaches, qualified for the 2021 PGA Professional Championship at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Coaches, David Hronek from GOLFTEC Sarasota, Ryan Hritz from GOLFTEC Maitland and Gilbert Mendez, Center Manager and Director of Club Fitting for GOLFTEC North Austin, entered the 312-player field (representative of all 41 PGA Sections and 44 states) on April 25th, 2021.

All three Coaches made it into the second round, where Mendez broke out and tied for 72nd place with 3 over par and qualifying for the third round.

Mendez, originally from Corpus Christi, TX, has taught 13,500 lessons, and given 500 club fittings. Hritz, originally from Apopka, FL, has won many North Florida PGA Chapter events and has played in 3 National PGA Professional Championships, taught nearly 5,000 lessons and given 200 club fittings since joining GOLFTEC Maitland. Hronek, originally from Cincinnati, OH, has over 20 years of experience as a teaching professional, and has played in 10 PGA National Club Pro Championships, several tour events, the 2014 and 2021 PGA Championships, and the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

GOLFTEC was founded by a PGA Professional, and is a leading employer of PGA Professionals in the world. As part of their support for the future of the profession and the game, GOLFTEC offers a program to help aspiring PGA Professionals pass their PAT test. For more information, please visit

With more than 200 centers located across the globe, GOLFTEC conducts more lessons than any other company in the world. The global GOLFTEC coaching team is comprised of experienced instructors – many of whom are PGA Professionals – 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. Developing a comprehensive improvement plan for each student is the foundation of GOLFTEC’s philosophy and core tenet – to help people play better golf.

2021 Morning Read: Since 1995, GOLFTEC’s mission has remained the same—to help people play better golf. The GOLFTEC experience is built to offer a place where golfers of all ages and ability levels can work with an expert in golf instruction to build a game improvement plan customized to their specific needs and goals. And with the aid of technology that gives our students and coaches instant and data-driven feedback, we’re helping people find their potential in ways that accelerate the improvement journey. With millions of lessons given and more than 200 locations across the world, GOLFTEC is the world leader in golf instruction.
Patrick Hester