Golf News for Friday, April 1, 2005 | Instruction

Mitchell® Golf Equipment Institute Graduates Another Class

Mitchell® Golf Equipment Institute completed another Club Performance Fitting Specialists class March 15, 2005 at its Orlando campus. This two-day masters class offers training related to club performance fitting and is located at Orange County National Golf Center & Lodge. Classes are held at Professional Golfer’s Career College campus and on the range at the learning studio of American Tour Golf Schools.
The Club Performance Fitting Specialist curriculum begins with a study of club specifications and head, shaft and grip designs and how these designs influence ball flight. Attendees analyzed their own golf clubs to quantify how club specifications affect ball flight. Accusport Vector launch monitors are used to analyze club and ball performance. The class includes actual launch monitor time with each student hitting balls with a matrix of clubs from Cleveland Golf, KZ Golf, Tommy Armour Golf, and Sonartec. These demo clubs were custom made with a matrix of shafts from Aldila, Grafalloy, UST, Rapport and the original manufacturer. The class concluded with a discussion of how to best match club specifications with launch monitor data to achieve desired club performance.
Each student was awarded a personalized certificate identifying him as a Mitchell® Certified Club Performance Fitting Specialist. These newly certified Club Performance Fitting Specialists include Steve Harris, Steve Harris Golf, Ste. Genevieve, MO; Steve Hill, Oak Meadow Golf Shop, Rolla, MO; Chris Jester and V J Trolio, Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, MS;
PGA Golf Professionals Paul Bessler and Jay Schrader are instructors for this class. Both are distinguished golf professionals and club makers. Jay states, “Our latest class of Certified Club Performance Fitting Specialists gained the knowledge to use launch monitor technology to upgrade the performance of any player’s golf clubs. Each student learned how golf club specifications influence ball performance. They are ready to put their newly learned knowledge to work fitting their customers.”
Mitchell® Golf Equipment Institute offers both club repair and club performance fitting classes throughout the year. Club Performance Fitting Specialist classes cost $395.00 for the 2-day class. The 3-day Certified Club Repair Technician class cost $295.00.
Mitchell® Golf is the #1 source in the world for professional golf club repair equipment, supplies and education. Having been in business for over 17 years, Mitchell® products are used on all of the major golf tours worldwide and by PGA Professionals to serve the repair needs of their members and guests.

For further information concerning Mitchell® certification classes or any Mitchell® product or service, email Mike Stevens, Director of Sales & Marketing, or call 800-437-1314.

Ed Mitchell
Mitchell Publishing Company
954 Senate Drive
Dayton, OH 45459
(877) 437-1314