Golf News for Thursday, January 17, 2013 | People

KZG announces list of "World's Top 100 ClubFitters" for 2013

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine, is pleased to announce the "World's Top 100 ClubFitters" for 2013. Each year KZG honors 100 professionals possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the eighth year in a row that KZG has honored the elite of the industry's clubfitters.

"Reports indicate that 92% of all golfers are still playing ill-fitting clubs, a true embarrassment for our industry" states Jennifer King, President of KZG. "Industry experts agree there are only 500 qualified professional fitters in the entire world, far too few to service the golfing public. For golfers, it is 'buyers beware' as tens of thousands claim to be professional fitters yet clearly are not qualified. The 'Top 100' List is a great place to start to assure a fitting that can guarantee true improvement in the golfer's game."

The 2013 Honorees take the time to learn about the golfer's game, goals and expectations. The Top 100 are experienced in analyzing launch monitor statistics, they understand the differences in design features and manufacturing processes and are able to select the perfect clubhead and shaft for optimum performance. Their primary goal is for the golfer to improve, not profits.

This year's honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 38 from the UK/Europe, 38 from the United States, 13 from Canada, 5 from Asia, 4 from Australia and 2 from South Africa. 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 2013

Australia

NSW

Jeff Mansfield
Jeff Mansfield Golf

Graeme Trew
Murwillumbah Golf Academy

Perth

Stephen Herbert
Royal Fremantle Pro Shop

Greg Ashton
Ashton Enterprises

Europe and UK

Austria

Davis Lauss
Golfclub Ottenstein

Manfred Capelli
Capelli Golf

Gerry Fiechtl
GF Clubmaking

Belgium

Vincent Willems
Golf Centrum Puurs NV

Eddy Pelgrims
Golf Fitting Studio

England

Gene Fulton
Corporate Golf Company

Nevil Bland
Brocton Hall Golf Club

Gary Mills
Hedge End Golf Centre

Matt Pearson
Performance Fitting Centre

France

Laurent Rueff
GOLforU

Arnaud Smaghe
Gard & Golf

Marc Brossard
MB Clubs

Alexandre D'Incau
Pro Clubmaker

Jean-Michel Queva
Queva Clubfitting

Olivier Chalon
C.O. Golf

Frans van Daalen
ClubFitter 73

Germany

Gerald Friz
Golf+IT

Karlheinz Palm
Nostratec Golf Service Center

Alistair Grandison
Bob and Son GmbH

Joerg von der Gathen
Club Align Golf

Richard Phillips
Golf Gleidingen

Italy

Gabriele Sorbara
Clubfitting di Gabriele Sorbara

Netherlands

Theo Erben
FATco Golfclubs

Elvin Muller
Quality Golfshop & Fittingcentrum

Henk Kroeke
Quality Golfshop & Fittingcentrum

Brian Griffiths
Golf Academy Brian Griffiths

Marcel de Jager
Golfhunter

Spain

Agustin Sanchez
Golfinteligente

Juan Carlos Diaz
Golf Planet

Sweden

John Ahlblom
Golfakademin i Uppsala AB

Johanna Pyk-Jargård
Johanna's Golfshop

Breit Olsson
Brejans AB

Marten Nord
JN Utbildining & Utveckling

Switzerland

Norbert Studer
R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting

Willi Vogt
R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting

Giuseppe Naula
Pepe's Golf Clinic

Scotland

Scott Gourlay
Craigmillar Park Golf Club

Ed Robertson
Applied Golf Technology

Canada

Alberta
Lyle Helland
Simply Golf

Rick McKenzie
Alberta Golf Works

Jordy McKenzie
Alberta Golf Works

BC
Terry Stav
Golf West

Lionel Newton
Newton's Law Golf

Paul Wammer
Camber Golf

Chris Knight
Vista Ridge Golf

Nova Scotia
Robert Spicer
RJS Custom Clubs

Ontario
Eldon Campbell
Campbells Custom Clubs

Jason Faubert
The Golfer's Academy

Rene Grandmaison
Grand Lynx Golf Centre

Don Irving
Artisan Golf Co.

Quebec
Bert Emond
Golf Price Canada

Malaysia

Alistair Guthrie
The Old Clubhouse

Philippines

Jake Ong
Custom Clubmakers Int'l

Francis Go
Custom Clubmakers Int'l

Singapore

Khee Wei Seow
Wiz Golf

So. Korea

Brian Choi
Tayoon Golf

South Africa

Warren Lake
Golf Science

Regardt van Rooyen
Golf Science

United States

Alaska
John Gose
Full Swing Golf of Alaska

California
Kyle Cullum
No Bogeys Golf

Darby Feiler
No Bogeys Golf

Mike Keener
Marc's Golf Service

Sam Goulden
Sam Goulden Golf

Colorado
Bryan "Buddy" Beem
Colorado Custom Golf

Dan Holtman
Striker Golf (Colorado Custom)

Florida
Jeff Parrot
Golf Provisions

Mel Juhl
Golf Provisions

Josh Lubbers
Josh Musselman's

Josh Musselman
Josh Musselman's

Mike Girard
Tree Tops Golf

Juan Gomez
Prestige Golf

Iowa
Chris Larson
The Clubhouse Custom Clubs

Kansas
Mike Dickerson
Golf MD

John Mitchell
Golf MD

North Carolina
Kelly York
Kelly's Custom Golf

Karl Seibel
Golf Etc Tech Studio

Curtis Eudy
Leatherman Golf Learning Center

New Hampshire
Ken Collins
Kustom Clubs Fitting Center

New Jersey
Bernie Dunn
Bernie Dunn Custom Clubs

New York
Paul Sanders
Ravenwood Golf Academy

Ohio
Dave Freed
DV Golf/Akron Golf Clubs

Bill Kumle
Rolandia Golf Center

Kirby Bolen
Golf Stix

Larry Baldridge
Mitchell Golf Equipment

Oregon
Jari Hakonen
Birdie Finish Golf

Pennsylvania
Jerry Hintze
The Clubmakers Shop

Bob Erickson
Golf Augusta

Aaron Genton
Common Sense Golfer

South Carolina
Doc Griffin
Golf Stop @ Riverside

Tennessee
Steve Kirkpatrick
Golf Rx

Texas
David Weikman
Advantage Fore Golf

Tim Brantley
The Golf Station

Neal Blanchard
The Golf Station

Robin Mcgowan
The Golf Station

Mike Nugent
Impact Golf & Racket

Virginia
Ed Teer
Ed Teer Golf Academy

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; Jennifer King, KZG's President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.

Founded in 1994, KZG offers its equipment only through the finest retail facilities with qualified professional teachers and clubfitters on staff. KZG's program of partnering with only the top professionals to fit its award-winning equipment has catapulted KZG to a position of prominance in customized golf equipment. KZG's comprehensive selection of premium golf equipment allows the fitter to select the design features required to perfectly fit every golfer.

For more information, visit www.kzg.com or call toll free (800) 200-8800 ext. 123 or (818) 762-3495 ext. 123.

Media Contact:
Don Whitworth
Director of Marketing and PR
(t) (800) 200-8800 ext 123
(t) (818) 762-3495 ext 123
(e) dwhitworth@kzgolf.com