KZG Announces the “World’s Top 100 Clubfitters” for 2014


KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine, is pleased to announce the “World’s Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2014. Each year KZG honors 100 professionals possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the ninth year in a row that KZG has honored the elite of the industry’s clubfitters.

 

“The industry is talking about how to grow the game of golf. Well it’s about time they start by helping the 92% of all golfers who are still playing with ill-fitting clubs!” states Dr. Jennifer King, President of KZG. “92% of all golfer’s can’t improve their games, lessons are futile, and the game extremely frustrating for them. There are very few qualified fitters in the world with the skill, integrity and passion to help them.”

 

“While the norm is to give golfers what they want, it is only those fitters with integrity who insist on giving golfers what they actually need to improve their game” continues King. “KZG takes great pride in honoring the best of the best. Fitters who have taken the time to learn their craft, to insist on performance rather than caving to the easy sell of the most buzzed product. these fitters are truly the “soul of golf.””

 

The 2014 Honorees take the time to learn about the golfer’s game, goals and expectations.  They are experienced in analyzing launch monitor statistics, can ascertain what design features will give maximum performance for any given golfer, and are able to select the perfect clubhead and shaft combination for optimum performance. They also make sure that the custom club is built perfectly with the right specifications, spine aligned and frequency matched. The primary goal of the Top 100 is that they maximize performance for the golfer.

 

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. a testing facility used by the major equipment manufacturers; Dr. Jennifer King, KZG’s President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.

 

This year’s honorees hail from 21 countries around the world, including 35 from the UK/Europe, 39 from the United States, 10 from Canada, 8 from Asia and 8 from Australia. Winners range from small shops serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors. All share a passion in helping golfers.

 

World’s Top 100 Clubfitters

Australia

ACT

Craig Smith

Point N Putt

NSW

Jeff Mansfield

Jeff Mansfield Golf

 

Graeme Trew

Murwillumbah Golf Academy

 

David Reckless

Reckless Golf

 

Gary Tozer

Aussie Custom Golf

Perth

Stephen Herbert

Royal Fremantle Pro Shop

 

Greg Ashton

Ashton Enterprises

VIC

Bryan Ferguson

Golf Tutor

 

Europe and UK

Austria

Davis Lauss

Golfclub Ottenstein

 

Manfred Capelli

Capelli Golf

Belgium

Vincent Willems

Golf Centrum Puurs NV

 

Eddy Pelgrims

Golf Fitting Studio

England

Matt Pearson

Performance Fitting Centre

 

Jason MacNiven

Golf Principles

France

Arnaud Smaghe

Gard & Golf

 

Marc Brossard

MB Clubs

 

Jean-Michel Queva

Queva Clubfitting

 

Olivier Chalon

C.O. Golf

 

Herve Francillon

HF Golf Fitting

Germany

Gerald Friz

Golf+IT

 

Karlheinz Palm

Nostratec Golf Service Center

 

Alistair Grandison

Bob and Son GmbH

 

Joerg von der Gathen

Club Align Golf

 

Benny Pfister

Hole in One Fitting

 

Marco Burger

Hole in One Fitting

 

Richard Phillips

Club Tec

Italy

Gabriele Sorbara

Clubfitting di Gabriele Sorbara

Netherlands

Theo Erben

FATco Golfclubs

 

Brian Griffiths

Golf Academy Brian Griffiths

Marcel de Jager

Golfhunter 

Spain

Agustin Sanchez

Golfinteligente

 

Juan Carlos Diaz

Golf Planet

 

Miki Rapado

Handmade Custom Clubs

 

Abraham Ruiz

A. R. Clubmaker

 

Ian Bradshaw

Learn & Play Golf Academy

Sweden

John Ahlblom

Golfakademin I Uppsala AB

 

Johanna Pyk-Jargård

Johanna’s Golfshop

 

Breit Olsson

Brejans AB

Switzerland

Norbert Studer

R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting

 

Willi Vogt

R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting

 

Giuseppe Naula

Pepe’s Golf Clinic

 

John Furch

The Golfer’s Club

Slovenia

Viljem Kern

Kern Golf

 

Canada

Alberta

Lyle Helland

Simply Golf

 

Rick McKenzie

Alberta Golf Works

 

Jordy McKenzie

Alberta Golf Works

BC

Terry Stav

Golf West

 

Chris Knight

Vista Ridge Golf

 

Winston Wong

Fit Golf Center

Nova Scotia

Robert Spicer

RJS Custom Clubs

Ontario

Rene Grandmaison

Grand Lynx Golf Centre

 

Don Irving

Artisan Golf Co.

Quebec

Bert Emond

Golf Price Canada

 

Asia

Indonesia

Gavin Webb

Brawijaya International Golf Academy

Japan

Kenju Fujiwara

Golf World Net

Malaysia

Alistair Guthrie

The Old Clubhouse

 

Aswan Baki

Aswan the Club Maker

Philippines

Jake Ong

Custom Clubmakers Int'l

 

Francis Go

Custom Clubmakers Int'l

So. Korea

Brian Choi

Tayoon Golf

Taiwan

Jason Lin

JS Golf Fitting Studio

 

United States

Alaska

John Gose

Full Swing Golf of Alaska

Arizona

Tim Eberlein

Golf Academy of America

California

Kyle Cullum

No Bogeys Golf

 

Jerry Molinar

Marc’s Golf Service

 

Dennis Close

Marc’s Golf Service

 

Sam Goulden

Sam Goulden Golf

 

Matt Mora

Noho Custom Golf

 

Mackenzie "Mac" Todd

Urban Golf Performance

 

Ben Smock

Urban Golf Performance

Colorado

Bryan “Buddy” Beem

Colorado Custom Golf

 

Coe Kunz

Colorado Custom Golf

Florida

Jeff Parrot

Golf Provisions

 

Josh Musselman

Josh Musselman’s

 

Mike Girard

Michael Girard Golf Studios

Hawaii

Allan Ano

Power Golf Hawaii

Idaho

Bill Moseley

Golf 365

Illinois

Brian Camp

Revolution Golf

Iowa

Chris Larson

Clubhouse Custom Clubs

Kansas

Mike Dickerson

Golf MD

Louisiana

Ben La Vergne

Academy Club Service

 

Kyle Chauvin

Chauvin Golf

Michigan

Clark Peterson

Golf Performance Academy

North Carolina

Kelly York

Kelly's Custom Golf

New York

Paul Sanders

Shadows Golf Academy

Ohio

Dave Freed

DV Golf/Akron Golf Clubs

 

Larry Baldridge

Mitchell Golf Equipment

Oregon

Jari Hakonen

Birdie Finish Golf

 

Bob Duncan

RiverRidge Golf Complex

Pennsylvania

Jerry Hintze

The Clubmakers Shop

 

Dave Gedris

Oakmont Golf Center

South Carolina

Doc Griffin

Golf Stop @ Riverside

Tennessee

Steve Kirkpatrick

Golf Rx

Texas

Tim Brantley

The Golf Station

 

Mike Nugent

Impact Golf & Racket

Virginia

Jim Smiley

Golfdom

 

Tim Boogan

Golfdom

 

Pablo Gonzales

Golfdom

Washington

Kelly Crumpler

H2C Golf Custom Club

Puerto Rico

Hector Blanco

Play Better Golf


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