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The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America’s (PGTAA) president, Dr. Barry Lotz, and Golf Life Navigators partner with the PGTAA’s new division headed by Dr. Lotz and Wendell Turner

La Jolla/La Quinta, CA – November 5, 2012

Fueled by the extremely active real estate market in the Coachella Valley and the surge in golf’s popularity, the PGTAA has been fortunate to benefit in certifying golfers to become professional golf teachers.  This has brought attention to so many golfers who want the “golf lifestyle” combined with their new careers and seek ideal living conditions in the desert and San Diego areas. So much so, that the PGTAA decided to add a real estate division headed by Wendell Turner, one of the top real estate agents in Southern California. Golf Life Navigators recognized the synergy and a new partnership was born.

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“Welcoming Barry and Wendell to our team of golf certified agents is very exciting,” says Jason Becker, CEO of Golf Life Navigators. “Both Barry and Wendell bring a unique perspective to the table for golf buyers in search of that perfect club and lifestyle. They both have long-standing careers in real estate and possess the local knowledge to help discerning buyers’ narrow dozens of Palm Springs private club options.”

The Golf Certified Real Estate Agent program began in 2017 and has graduated 400-plus agents from around the world. Dr. Barry Lotz and Wendell Turner were identified as golf real estate experts and have since partnered with Golf Life Navigators to become their exclusive real estate agents for Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

“Our experience and specialization of luxury desert golf homes in gated communities, is our forte”, says Wendell Turner, Golf Certified Real Estate Agent and Managing Broker of Absolute Advantage Realty. “Dr. Lotz’s knowledge and experience of the high-end golf communities such as the Tradition, the Vintage, the Reserve, the Madison Club, the Hideaway, El Dorado, and Toscana are Nulli secundus – Second to None.”

Dr. Lotz’s annual “Best of the Palm Springs Area Golf Courses” is published in over 14 media outlets.

To learn more about Golf Life Navigators – or the Golf Certified Real Estate Agent Program – please visit or call (800) 447-8707.


To learn more about the PGTAA, visit or call 1.888.90PGTAA

To learn more about the availability of golf homes in the Palm Springs, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert and Indio areas, visit or call 760.574.7676