KZG Announces the 2010 World’s Top 100 ClubFitters

For Immediate Release

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Chris Lesser
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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Jan 15, 2010) - KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine™, announces the World's Top 100 ClubFitters for 2010. The honor identifies those professionals who possess superior skill, integrity and passion for their profession. This is the fifth year in a row KZG has honored the industry’s outstanding clubfitters.

“Clearly, the world needs more qualified professional fitters,” reports Dr. J. J. King, President of KZG. “Experts in the custom side of the industry estimate there are only 500 qualified fitters in the entire world, an insufficient number to meet the needs of golfers around the globe. We take pride in honoring 100 of the ‘best-of-the-best’. I hope that through their dedication, we can attract more fitters to this worthwhile profession and at the same time, grow the game of golf.”

This year’s honorees represent the élite of the profession and hail from 22 countries around the world. They range from small shops serving rural areas to large operations doing extensive business with multiple fitters and instructors.

United Kingdom

England: 
Nevil Bland, The Loft at Brocton Hall Golf Course
Rene Cleaver, Club Masters
Melvyn Fern, Four Counties Golf
Mike Greenough & Simon Plumb, Ashton & Lea Golf Club
Lee Porter, Hylands Golf Academy
Ireland: 
Colin Kirwan, Pro-Fit Golf
Scotland:
Scott Gourlay, Craigmillar Park Golf Club
Ed Robertson, Applied Golf Technology 

Europe 

Austria:
Gerry Fiechtl, Gerry Fiechtl Custom
Andreas Lauss & Arno Lindsberger, Golfschule Sterngartl
Finland:
Sami Siren, Golfpaja
France:
Gerard Ferran, Golf Amerik
Alain-Jean Rosaye, Lyon Golf Indoor
Jean-Michel Queva
Germany:
Alistair Grandison, Gersco Golfmaster
Jean-Marc Gruner, JEM KG
Richard Phillips, Golf Gleidingen
Nick Smithers, Trust Golf
Italy:
Jason Duo, Pinerolo
Netherlands:
Theo Erben, FATco Golfclub
Brian Griffiths, Golf Academy Brian Griffiths
Marcel de Jager, Golfhunter
Elvin Muller, Quality Golf Shop
Poland: 
Lukasz Wojdynski, 3D Studio Golfa
Portugal:
Ben Frost, Tournamentstyle LDA
Spain:
Carlos Garcia, Golf Planet
Angel Martinez, Golf Planet
David Poulton, 55 Degrees Custom Fitting
Sweden:
Breit Olsson, Brejans
Johanna Pyk-Jargard, Molle GK Shope
Switzerland:
Pepe Naula, Pepe's Golf Clinic
Norbert Studer & Willi Vogt, R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting 

United States
 
Alaska:
John Gose, Full Swing Golf
Arkansas:
Flip Whitner, S & P Golf
Arizona:
Mike Nunes, C & M Golf
California:
Brian Eggleston, Pro Golf Training Center
Courtney Foster, Chico
Mark Mikkelson & Matt Mora, KZG Fit Center
Matt Coe & Dan Whitehurst, Burlingame Golf Center
Kyle Cullum, No Bogeys Golf
Terry Kim, Golf Tech
Colorado:
Bryan Beem, Colorado Custom Golf
Florida:
Brad Doren & Dave Cavanaugh, Custom Golf of Estero
Carl Underwood, Patrick Leahy Golf
Shane Collison, Shane's Golf Shop
Josh Musselman, Josh Musselman’s Golf Express
Jeff Parrott, Golf Provisions
Dan Yoakam, Dan's High Tech Golf
Iowa:
Chris Larson, Chris' Custom Clubs
Indiana:
Kelly Mettert, Custom Golf of New Haven
Kansas:
Mike Dickerson & John Mitchell, Golf MD
North Carolina:
Bob Leaver, J.L. Custom Club Builders
Karl Seibel, Golf Etc. Tech Studio
Kelly York, Kelly’s Custom Golf
New Jersey:
Bernie Dunne, Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs, Inc.,
New York:
Paul Sanders, The Golfer’s Edge
Ohio:
Kirby Bolen, Golf Stix
Dave Freed, Akron Golf Clubs
Pennsylvania:
Jerry Hintze, Clubmakers Shop
Robert Erickson, Golf Augusta - Oakmont
Tennessee:
Greg Pickett, Pickett Golf
Texas:
Mike Nugent, Impact Golf & Racket
Virginia:
Mike Cates & Evan Sturdivant, Legends Custom Clubs
Michael McGinty, Pro-Fit Custom Club and Repair
Ed Teer, Dynamic Golf Studio 

Canada 

Alberta:
Ron Anderson, Tour Stix Golf
Rick McKenzie, Alberta Golf Works
British Columbia:
Lionel Newton, Newton's Law Golf
Terry Stav, Golf West
Nova Scotia:
Dana Wong, The Village Golf Shop
Tom Rice, Precision Golf
Ontario:
Al Bezanson, Al's Clubhouse
Don Irving, Artisan Golf Co.
Joe Lavery, Oakville Golf
Murray Young, Paradise Golf 
Quebec:
Michel Bard, Golf la Tempete
Bert Emond, Golf Price Canada
Peter Lamothe, Golf Option 

Asia 

Japan:
Joe Fujiwara, Golf World Net
Malaysia:
Aswan Baki, Aswan the Clubmaker
Alistair Guthrie, The Old Clubhouse
Woot Kit Leong, Legend Golf Enterprise
Philippines:
Francis Go & Jake Ong, Custom Clubmakers International
South Korea: 
Brian Choi, Tayoon DotCom Ltd.
Dae Woon Lee, Science Golf
Jaeyeon Lee, Rozigolf Co., Ltd. 

Australia/New Zealand 

Australia:
Rob Grant, Pro Tuned Golf
Graeme Trew, Murwillumbah Golf Club
John Upston, Killarney Golf Practice Fairway
New Zealand:
Brenda van Rensburg & Kobus van Rensburg, Golf Lab

An independent panel of industry experts determined the criteria necessary to be considered a top clubfitting professional. From the criteria submitted, a point system was put into place to grade each application. The panel included renowned club designer Clay Long; Gene Parente, president of Golf Laboratories, Inc.; Mark Mikkelson, KZG’s Director of Fitting; Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness; and Henri Johnson, CEO of FlightScope.

Founded in 1994, KZG offers equipment available in the finest retail facilities with authorized KZG professional clubfitters on staff. KZG’s program of partnering with only the top professional clubfitters to fit its award-winning equipment has catapulted KZG to a position of prominence in customized golf equipment. KZG’s comprehensive selection of premium golf equipment includes the finest drivers, woods, irons, wedges and putters, in addition to a wide variety of accessories and apparel.

For more information, visit www.kzg.com or call toll-free 1-800-200-8800.


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