Golf News for Friday, March 7, 2014 | Awards

PING program distinguishes Top 100 National Fitters of the Year

PHOENIX -- Club-fitting pioneer and leader PING announced a new program that distinguishes its Top 100 National Fitters of the Year.

The awards salute those Authorized PING Fitters who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.

"Because of their expertise, these fitters are helping golfers across the country realize the benefits of playing custom-fit and custom-built PING equipment," said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. "On top of that, they offer exceptional customer service that builds trust and loyalty in their golf operation and the PING brand. We'll continue to support them with ongoing training and education, plus innovative new fitting tools, software and research. These fitters can serve an important role, bringing more people to the sport by demonstrating how properly fit equipment helps them play better and enjoy the game more."

Solheim said PING offers its certified fitting accounts a growing array of tools and software to dial in a more precise fit while making the process easy, cost-effective and convenient. They include the Advanced Fitting System Interchangeable Fitting Cart; the iPINGĀ® putter app; a new putter-fitting package, and both nFlight and nFlight Mobile fitting software. The newest tool, available April 1, is nFlight Motion, a device that clips onto a driver shaft and recommends a driver model, loft, and shaft after only three swings.

Winners were chosen based on points earned across several criteria and disciplines, including custom orders, commitment to ongoing training, sustained sales growth, use of PING tools and technologies, and support of the entire PING product line.

For the full list of winners, see below

Facility Name City State

Admiral Baker Golf Course San Diego California
All Seasons Golf Learning Center Normal Illinois
Annbriar Golf Club Waterloo Illinois
Arundel Golf Park Glen Burnie Maryland
ASU Karsten Golf Course Tempe Arizona
Ball Golf Academy Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Bearpath Golf & Country Club Eden Prairie Minnesota
Bobick's Golf Fort Wayne Indiana
Braeburn Country Club Houston Texas
Brentwood Country Club Brentwood New York
Bretton Woods Germantown Maryland
Bunker Run Golf Greenwood Indiana
Capital Golf Learning Center Crossville Tennessee
Capital City Country Club Atlanta Georgia
Carl's Golfland Bloomfield Hills Michigan
Celebration Golf Club Celebration Florida
Club Champion Willowbrook Illinois
Collindale Golf Club Fort Collins Colorado
Country Club of Mobile Mobile Alabama
Dana Rader Golf School Charlotte North Carolina
De Mane Golf Greenwich Connecticut
Desert Mountain Golf Club Scottsdale Arizona
Divotz Discount Golf & Range Boise Idaho
Edwin Watts - Store 33 Houston Texas
Edwin Watts - Store 84 Doral Florida
Elmcrest Country Club Cedar Rapids Iowa
Fairways and Greens Knoxville Tennessee
Foxy Golf Canton Ohio
Glen Arven Country Club Thomasville Georgia
Glen Oaks Pro Shop Old Westbury New York
Gleneagles Country Club Plano Texas
Golf & Ski Warehouse Hudson New Hampshire
Golf Dimensions North Myrtle Beach South Carolina
Golf Emporium Rockford Michigan
Golf Galaxy - Store 1 Bloomington Minnesota
Golf Galaxy - Store 602 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Golf Headquarters McAllen Texas
Golf USA Manhattan Kansas
Golf USA Lubbock Lubbock Texas
Golfdom McLean Virginia
Golfers Warehouse Hartford Connecticut
Golfsmith - Store 1 Austin Texas
Golfsmith - Store 117 Greensboro North Carolina
Haggin Oaks Golf Club Sacramento California
Hangman Valley Golf Club Spokane Washington
Idle Hour Country Club Macon Georgia
John Wells Golf Shop Pasadena California
Kepler's Golf Walnut Creek California
Kierland Golf Club Scottsdale Arizona
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Club Fredericksburg Texas
Man O' War Golf Lexington Kentucky
Martis Camp Truckee California
Miles of Golf Ypsilanti Michigan
Night Hawk Golf Center Gambrills Maryland
North Ridge Country Club Raleigh North Carolina
Northway Golf Center Clifton Park New York
Pagoda Golf Sinking Spring Pennsylvania
Penn Fair Golf East Rochester New York
Perfect Swing Golf Center Lakewood New Jersey
Performance Clubworks Brookfield Connecticut
Pete's Golf Shop Mineola New York
PGA Golf Club Port Saint Lucie Florida
PGA Tour Superstore - Store 101 Roswell Georgia
PGA Tour Superstore - Store 402 Plano Texas
PGA Tour Superstore - Store 502 Scottsdale Arizona
Pine Oaks Golf Club South Easton Massachusetts
Pro Circle Training Center Spring Grove Illinois
Puetz Golf Seattle Washington
Race Brook Country Club Orange Connecticut
Redtail Golf Center Beaverton Oregon
River Oaks Country Club Houston Texas
Riverwood Golf Course Bismarck North Dakota
Roger Dunn Golf Hawaii Kahului Hawaii
Royal Oaks Country Club Vancouver Washington
2nd Swing Eden Prairie Minnesota
Sahalee Country Club Sammamish Washington
San Jose Golf Course San Jose California
Saucon Valley Country Club Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Sheboygan Town Sheboygan Wisconsin
Sioux Falls East Sioux Falls South Dakota
Spring Ranch Creek Collierville Tennessee
Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club
Superstition Mountain Arizona
Swanson Golf Center Houston Texas
The Dominion Club Glen Allen Virginia
The Eagle Zone Greenville South Carolina
The Fitting Studio at Westfields Clifton Virginia
The Golf Club of Georgia Alpharetta Georgia
The Golf Connection Lafayette Louisiana
The Golf Exchange Florence Kentucky
The Golf Guys Bonita Springs Florida
The Lakes Golf & Country Club Westerville Ohio
The Massengale Golf Academy Spring Texas
Tippecanoe Country Club Canfield Ohio
Valley Golf Center Avondale Arizona
Villages Golf Academy The Villages Florida
Windmill Golf Center Macedonia Ohio
Woody's Golf Range Herndon Virginia
Worldwide Golf - Santa Ana Santa Ana California
Wyoming Valley Country Club Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania
Zion Golf Saint George Utah

For more information, contact Pete Samuels, (602) 687-5487.