Press Release

KZG Announces the “World’s Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2012

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Chris Lesser
Director of Marketing and P.R.
(t) 800-200-8800 x123
(e) clesser@kzgolf.com

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Jan. 16, 2012) - KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine™, is pleased to announce the “World's Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2012. Each year KZG honors 100 professionals possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the seventh year in a row KZG has honored the elite of the industry’s clubfitters.

“Industry leaders concur that there are only around 500 truly qualified Professional Fitters in the entire world, clearly insufficient to service the golfing public,” reports Jennifer King, President of KZG. “There are tens of thousands of sales reps and teachers who claim to be professional fitters, yet fall far short of what a bona fide professional can actually do for a golfer. A real fitter is also part psychologist, engineer and swing master. They don’t sell clubs; they sell game improvement. We salute this year’s Top 100 who have raised the bar for their profession, have unsurpassed integrity and skill and passion for the game and for all who play it. “

This year’s honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 36 from UK/Europe, 37 from the United States, 13 from Canada, 7 from Asia, 6 from Australia, and 1 from Africa. Winners range from small shops serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors.

Europe:

Austria:
Arno Lindsberger, Arno Golf at Golfschule Sterngartl
Gerold Fiechtl, GF Clubfitting
Davis Lauss, Golfclub Ottenstein
Belgium:
Eddy Pelgrims, Golf Fitting Studio
Vincent Willems, Golf Centrum Puurs

England:
Rene Cleaver, Club Masters
Gene Fulton, Corporate Golf
Cameron Russell, Hedge End Golf Center
Lee Porter, Hylands Golf Academy
Finland:
Sami Siren, Golfpaja
France:
Arnaud Smaghe, Gard & Golf
Marc Brossard, MB Clubs
Alexandre D’Incau, Pro Clubmaker
Jean-Michel Queva, Queva Clubfitting
Germany:
Alistair Grandison, Bob & Son
Gerald Friz, Golf+IT
Richard Phillips, Golf Gleidingen
Karlheinz Palm, Nostratec Golf Service Center

Luxembourg:
Olivier Chalon, Golf Planet s.a.r.l.
Netherlands:
Brian Griffiths, Golfacademy Brian Griffiths
Theo Erben, FATco Golfclub
Marcel de Jager, Golfhunter
Tim Nijenhuis, Nijenhuis Golf
Henk Kroeke & Elvin Muller, Quality Golf Shop

Scotland:
Ed Robertson, Applied Golf Technology
Scott Gourlay, SGGT at Craigmillar Park Golf Club
Spain:
Juan Carlos Garcia Diaz, Golf Planet
Agustin Sanchez, Golfinteligente

Sweden:
Breit Olsson, Brejans
John Ahlblom, Golfakademin I Uppsala AB
Marten Nord, Kyssinge Golf Akademi
Johanna Pyk-Jargard, Johanna’s Golfshop

Switzerland:
Pepe Naula, Pepe's Golf Clinic
Norbert Studer & Willi Vogt, R & L Custom Golf

United States:

Alaska:
John Gose, Full Swing Golf
Arkansas:
Chris Plummer, Golf Etc.–Fort Smith
Flip Whitner, S&P Golf
California:
Matt Coe, Bay Golf
Terry Kim & Sean Woo, Golf Tech–Sunnyvale
Matt Mora, KZG Fitting Center
Mike Keener, Marc’s Golf Service
Kyle Cullum & Darby Feiler, No Bogeys Golf
Sam Goulden, Sam Goulden Golf
David Kierstead, SoCal Golf
Colorado:
Bryan “Buddy” Beem, Colorado Custom Golf
Dan Holtman & Coe Kunz, Striker Golf
Florida:
Dan Yoakam, Dan's High Tech Golf
Josh Musselman & Josh Lubbers, Golf Express
Jeff Parrott & Mel Juhl, Golf Provisions
Michael Girard, Tree Tops Golf
Iowa:
Chris Larson, The Clubhouse
Kansas:
Mike Dickerson & John Mitchell, Golf MD
North Carolina:
Karl Seibel, Golf Etc.–Tech Studio
Kelly York, Kelly’s Custom Golf
New Hampshire:
Ken Collins, Kustom Clubs Fitting Center

New Jersey:
Bernie Dunne, Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs
New York:
Paul Sanders, Ravenwood Golf Academy
Ohio:
Dave Freed, Akron Golf Clubs
Kirby Bolen, Golf Stix
Bill Kumle, Rollandia Golf Center

Pennsylvania:
Jerry Hintze, Clubmakers Shop
Robert Erickson, Golf Augusta Pro Shops

South Carolina:
Lynn Griffin, The Golf Stop
Texas:
Mike Nugent, Impact Golf
Virginia:
Ed Teer, Dynamic Golf Studio

Canada:

Alberta:
Rick McKenzie & Jordy McKenzie, Alberta Golf Works
Lyle Helland, Simply Golf
Ron Anderson, Tour Stix Golf
British Columbia:
Terry Stav, Golf West Specialty Shop
Lionel Newton, Newton's Law Golf
Chris Knight, Vista Ridge
Nova Scotia:
Tom Rice, Metro Indoor Golf
Ontario:
Don Irving, Artisan Golf Co.
Rene Grandmaison, Grand Lynx Golf Center
Murray Young, Paradise Golf
Quebec:
Michel Bard, Golf la Tempete
Peter Lamothe, Golf Option

Asia:

Malaysia:
Clement Cheong, Hoogolf Performance Center
Alistair Guthrie, The Old Clubhouse
Philippines:
Francis Go & Jake Ong, Custom Clubmakers International
Singapore:
Khee Wei Seow & Melvin Cheng, Wiz Golf Performance Center
South Korea:
Brian Choi, Tayoon DotCom Ltd.

Australia:

Australia:
Greg Ashton, Ashton Ent. Propreitary Ltd.
Garry Calder, Golf Club Innovations
John Upston, Killarney Golf Practice Fairway
Graeme Trew, Murwillumbah Golf Club
Rob Grant, Pro Tuned Golf
Stephen Herbert, Royal Fremantle

Africa:

South Africa:
Warren Lake, Golf Science


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 Clay Long, renowned club designer and personal fitter for Jack Nicklaus; Gene Parente, president of Golf Laboratories, Inc.; Jennifer King, KZG’s President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.

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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