Upper Kirby
Golf Lessons

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5110 Buffalo Speedway Suite 202 Houston, TX 77005

For golfers in Houston near Greenway, Upper Kirby and West University Place that are looking for golf lessons, golf instruction or a custom club fitting, GOLFTEC Upper Kirby is the answer. At our state-of-the-art Training Center, you’ll find all the tools you need to help you improve your golf game.

Our Certified Personal Coaches have years of instructional experience and they all use the latest golf technology to help players of any age or skill level reach their goals. 

Whether you’re looking to win your club championship, or you’re just getting started with the game, golf lessons with GOLFTEC Upper Kirby are the perfect solution for you.

Directions to our Training Center

GOLFTEC Upper Kirby is located on the southwest corner of Kirby Dr. and US Highway 59. We are located on the second floor of the Center at Kirby shopping center.

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Services Provided at GOLFTEC Upper Kirby

Lessons and Game Plans

A variety of golf lessons and Game Plans are available at GOLFTEC Upper Kirby, including In-Bay, On-Course, Short Game and Putting lessons. With a Game Plan, you receive sequential lessons that build on each milestone to build a better swing that can be comfortably repeated on the golf course.


The GOLFTEC CLUBHOUSE is where students can access their golf lessons, coach notes, instructional content and schedule 24/7. Enjoy a completely new scheduling system, golf content, access to an archive of your past lessons, easier referral process and more! Take your golf improvement beyond the bay with CLUBHOUSE!

Video Practice

Every training bay at GOLFTEC Upper Kirby includes interactive video, letting you see immediate replay of each swing from two directions simultaneously. This resource makes your practice sessions more productive and your improvement faster!

TECFIT Custom Club Fitting

TECFIT, GOLFTEC's tour-level club fitting system, provides a precise, unbiased fitting experience with our experienced and certified professionals in Houston, Texas. The confidence gained by using properly fit equipment is another key to your golf success.

Coaches Who Care

Ryan New
Ryan New
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Associate
Hometown: Buda, TX

Ryan is a former collegiate tennis player with a ton of experience with understanding multiple body movements and functions that transfer directly to the golf swing. He is very proficient in relating other sports and life activities to the game of golf. Ryan brings a lot of energy and motivation into his learning experience. With his in depth knowledge of the full swing, he also specializes all other aspects of the game. Most specifically, the scoring aspects where he has personal experience dropping a large number of strokes in his own game in a very short amount of time. With experience as a golf professional at two different golf courses and a professional club fitter at Golf Galaxy, Ryan has all the tools necessary to help your game.

Jon Schlemmer
Jon Schlemmer
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Member
Hometown: Council Bluffs, Iowa

25 Year PGA Member with experiences ranging from Golf Professional, Club Manager and Professional Golf Instructor. A graduate of Hardin - Simmons University with a Bachelor in Education. Jon joined the GOLFTEC team to pursue his passion in player development and devote full time to coaching the game of golf. Jon is a great communicator and bring sense of fun to the learning environment.

Xaviera Urrabazo
Xaviera Urrabazo
Certified Personal Coach

Hometown: Houston

Xaviera is a collegiate golf player at the University of St. Thomas- Houston. Xaviera enjoys the game of golf as well as helping others improve their game. Golf has taught Xaviera many life skills such as patience, self management and goal setting skills. She will strive forward to continue to broaden her golf knowledge within GOLFTEC.

Doug Strawbridge
Doug Strawbridge
Regional Manager,
Director of Instruction

PGA Certified Professional
Hometown: Humble, TX

Doug has taught with GOLFTEC since 2002 and has given over 30,000 lessons. Before starting at GOLFTEC, Doug played collegiate golf at Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2014 and 2018 he was recognized by the Southern Texas PGA with the Player Development Award. From 2016-2019 he was named to the Golf Digest's Top Young Instructors List. In 2020 he was named to the Golf Digest Best In State list (TX). Finally, Doug has achieved his PGA Certification in Teaching and Coaching.

Darren Smith
Darren Smith
Certified Personal Coach

Hometown: Port Jervis, NY

A Professional Golf Management Major from Campbell University. Darren has been a Certified Personal Coach with GOLFTEC for over 18 years. During that time, he has coached players of all skill levels and given over 20,000 lessons in his career. Darren is a patient educator and great communicator. He is very knowledgeable in custom club fitting averaging over 150 fittings per year.

Zoran Zorkic
Zoran Zorkic
Certified Personal Coach

Hometown: Houston, TX

Zoran is an accomplished golfer with a resume full of playing accolades: Member of The University of Houston Golf Team '86-'89, 2002 SAS Champion Nationwide Tour/Korn Ferry Tour, Touring Professional for 21years. After his professional career, he turned to coaching. Zoran has is know for his fun, encouraging, enjoyable experience in the bay and on the course with his students. He is a 10 year veteran of GOLFTEC with over 20,000 lessons given.

Ryan Fialkosky
Ryan Fialkosky
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Associate
Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Gaining his first exposure to GOLFTEC as a client in 2005, Ryan has worked in the golf industry over 10 years. As a former professional caddy, Ryan offers a unique perspective on not only full swing technique but on course instruction and course management. Ryan's calm demeanor and clear approach make a great fit for student of all skill levels. Ryan is a 6 year veteran to GOLFTEC with over 10,000 lessons given.

Sean Mack
Sean Mack
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Member
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

20+ year PGA Member and former club professional who transferred to his passion for teaching into a life long career. Sean has given in excess of 20,000 golf lessons and specializes in the short game. From swing mechanics to on course to the mental side of the game his knowledge has provided the novice player to the expert with the desired result.

Zack Terrazas
Zack Terrazas
Certified Personal Coach

PGA Member
Hometown: Austin, TX

PGA Professional with over 10,000 lessons taught in his career. Zack is a former collegiate athlete who enjoys using his experiences to better golfers of all ages and skill levels. Zack is great with players of all skill sets and has a large following of junior golfers. He is patient, a good communicator, and fun coach to learn from.

Nearby Golf Courses
Nearby Golf Courses
  • Sharpstown Country Club

  • Memorial Park Golf Course

  • Hermann Park Golf Course

  • River Oaks Country Club

  • Glenbrook Park Golf Course

Unique GOLFTEC Features
Unique Features
  • One-on-one private golf instruction with a Certified Personal Coach

  • High-speed cameras

  • Foresight launch monitor technology

  • GOLFTEC's patented Motion Measurement technology

  • Video Practice with immediate visual feedback

  • TECFIT Custom Club Fitting

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