Golf News for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | Books

"Cracker Jack Clubfitter" by Roy Nix vaults to best seller list

Only two days after being submitted as a Kindle book at Cracker Jack Clubfitter by Roy Nix has vaulted to #1 Best Seller in Sports Equipment & Supplies in the Kindle store, and #1 in Hot New Releases in Golf. It is no small wonder because Cracker Jack Clubfitter is a must read for anyone thinking about buying any golf club or set of golf clubs. Every golfer should read it before they buy any golf club.

If you don't believe it read what industry experts say about the new Roy Nix book. Start with the Foreword by Tom Wishon...

"Any golfer who wants to improve his game will find Roy's explanations of how golf clubs can be custom fit and custom built to match to each golfer's size, strength, athletic ability and swing characteristics to enable golfers to play to the best of their ability is information that will help every golfer. Roy also explodes the myth that only the well-known, highly advertised, name brands in golf are acceptable for custom fitting and how many brands that golfers have not heard of before are equal to or superior in some cases to the brands advertised as played on the PGA Tour.

In short if you want to know the truth about custom fitting and how golf clubs can be tailored to help you play better, Roy cuts to the chase and delivers this information in clear, understandable terms."

-- Tom Wishon

Tom Wishon is a 32-year veteran of the golf equipment industry specializing in clubhead and shaft design, shaft performance analysis, and clubfitting research. He is the only designer from the custom clubmaking side of the golf industry whose clubhead designs have been used to win on the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and in Ryder Cup competition by such players as Scott Verplank, Payne Stewart, Bruce Lietzke, and Ben Crenshaw.

Not enough? Read the endorsement by Golf Digest Senior Editor-Equipment, Mike Stachura...

"We are in an era that many are calling the "golden age" of golf equipment technology. While that may or may not be true, it is certainly the case that the sheer volume of new products and new ideas about metalwoods, irons, wedges and putters is overwhelming to the poor golf consumer. He or she is too often frustrated by the terms and the promises and even just the appearance of modern equipment that it often seems safer to not do anything and just keep plodding along with ill-fitting equipment that most certainly is doing little to foster real improvement.

The solution to this unfortunate and unnecessary malaise is, of course, knowledge about how clubs work and how the right fit is the ultimate game-changer for any golfer, touring pro or weekend warrior. That has been the hallmark of Roy Nix's career as not just a clubfitter, but as a real educator in the game of golf. More importantly, what thousands of golfers have experienced over the years in seeking out his equipment advice and what so many more now will glean by reading this book, is that Roy educates without sounding like he's conducting a doctoral seminar in quantum physics. He talks to us not only with the voice of experience but with words and examples that are simple and practical. He has a passion for making golfers better by showing them their true potential, and more importantly, how obvious that potential can be made real by the proper use of the game's proper tools.

Quite simply, his ideas as detailed in this book can be the spark that inspires golfers and those who work with them to take complete advantage of the game's golden age of equipment technology."

-- Mike Stachura
Senior Editor-Equipment
Golf Digest

Roy Nix was Captain of his college golf team, he has been a Head Professional, Captain of his Air Force team, broke course records in 3 states, and managed a golf shop making custom clubs in the mid 1970s. Roy left golf because of back problems in the mid 1970s and started a new career by opening a printing and advertising business. He and his wife Linda ran the business until 2002 when Roy turned the reins over to Linda and opened McNix Golf in Columbus GA with his son David McMahon to specialize in custom fitting and custom building golf clubs. In 2006 Roy started the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals to help educate the public and clubfitters around the world. This week Roy released his first book on custom fitting Cracker Jack Clubfitter as a Kindle book on Amazon.

For a short time the book will be a 99 cent download for promotional purposes. Soon the price will increase. The reviews and comments about the book within the industry are great so far. At the writing of this release all 5 Start Reviews. This book is a don't miss, must read, for any golfer or clubfitter.

Roy Nix
McNix Golf
Columbus, GA