Attention all golfers:  You must be fit.   No question about it.   Every coach, teaching professional, tour player and avid golfer is adamant that  you must be fit in order to improve and play your best.  Even the PGA of America admonishes: “It’s no longer an ‘option’, it’s a ‘must’.”

But where to go?  Who to trust?  Who has the skill?  Who has integrity?  Who really cares about you, the golfer?

You have to ask yourself, what golf brands, what professionals and what venues really care about the golfer.  Most rely on the internet for easy sales, fitting forms that are rough guesstimates, and glorified salesman claiming to be fitters for a quick fit and hard sale.  All put profits before performance.

But it really isn’t that difficult to search for a qualified professional with the skill and integrity who will take the time to fit you properly and assure that your clubs are precisely built.  What do you look for?  A professional coach, teacher and/or clubfitter who has a very good reputation in your golfing community and who puts the golfer’s performance ahead of profits and sales.  A professional who will take the time to get to know you, your game and your goals.  They will be equipped with a launch monitor, plenty of clubhead and shaft options to be able to really fit you,  and they will let you feel, test and compare the proposed custom clubs.  They won’t pressure you to buy.   With a professional who has both skill and integrity, you get fit, not sold.

The following professionals have met the test of exceptional skill as well as integrity to be rated among the World’s Top 100 ClubFitters for 2021 … congratulations to all.

AUSTRALIA WA Greg Ashton GolfStix
  WA Martin Ridgway Marty Ridgway Golf Academy
  VIC Bryan Ferguson Golf Tutor
  NSW Jeff Mansfield Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions
  WA Mostyn Farmer GolfStix
  NSW Graeme Trew Murwillumbah Golf Club
  WA George Campbell GolfStix Mobile
AUSTRIA   Andreas Lauss Golf Akademie Lauss at Golfclub Ottenstein
CANADA AB Lyle Helland Simply Golf
  AB Jordy McKenzie Alberta Golf Works
  BC Terry Stav Golf West
  BC Chris Knight Vista Ridge Golf
  NS Bob Spicer RJS Custom Clubs
  ON Rene Grandmaison Grand Lynx Golf Centre
  ON Kurtis Sweeting Sweetings Custom Clubs
  ON Conrad Riley Oslerbrook Golf Academy
  ON John Wade Precision Golf Clubs
  QC Pierre Lamothe Atelier De Golf Rock-Divot
  QC Philippe Gariepy Ecole de Golf Philippe Gariepy
CZECH REPUBLIC   Jiri Votroubek Golf 59
    Milan Vantuch Golf 59
ENGLAND   Matt Pearson Performance Fitting Center @ Waterton
FRANCE   Olivier Chalon C.O. Golf
    Jean-Michel Queva Queva Clubfitting
    Marc Brossard MB Clubs
    Alexandre D'Incau AD Pro Clubmaker
    Arnaud Smaghe Gard & Golf
    Herve Francillon Backspin Golf at Golf de Roquebrune
    Jean-Christophe Jarrige Bretagne Clubmaking
    Joe Perroud Fit at Joe's
    Jean Luc Turmel Clubfitting 56
GERMANY   Jorg von der Gathen Club.Align
    Erik Muschalla PMG Physical Match Golf
    Gerald Friz Myclubmaker GmbH, Golf+IT
    Joerg von der Gathen Club Align Golf
    Richard Phillips Richard Phillips Proshop M/S Tinnen
KENYA   Saaleem Haji Vipingo Ridge Golf Academy
NETHERLANDS   Marcel Bal Golf Op Maat
    Peter Graham Peter Graham Golf Center
    Marcel de Jager Golfhunter
    Vincent Willems P&P Golf Fitting n' Fun
    Wilbert Bruins Slot Golfschool Westwould
N. IRELAND   Nigel Shaw NS Golf Tech at Warrenpoint Golf Club
PHILIPPINES   Francis Go Custom Clubmakers International
    Jake Ong Custom Clubmakers International
SCOTLAND   Ken Campbell Ken Campbell, PGA Golf Professional
SINGAPORE   Joseph Loo XLNgolf Pte Ltd
    Ignatius Tan XLNgolf Pte Ltd
SLOVENIA   Viljem Kern Kern Golf
SOUTH KOREA   Brian Choi Tayoon Golf
SPAIN   Juan Carlos Garcia Diaz Golf Planet - Oviedo
    Agustin Sanchez Golfinteligente
    Mateo Noel Fit & Golf
    Angel Martinez Golf Planet - Mallorca
    Michael Rodriquez MicRodClubFitter
SWEDEN   Tony Guelli Golf Performance Sweden AB
    Marten Nord Vassunda Golf Club
    Johanna Pyk-Jargard Johanna's Golf Shop
SWITZERLAND   Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula Pepe's Golf-Clinic
    Norbert Studer R&L Golf
    Willi Vogt R&L Golf
UNITED STATES AK John Gose Full Swing Golf of Alaska
  AR Robert Mapes Golfstx
  AR Trevor Shanke Golfstx
  CA Hector Avila Advanced Golf Performance
  CA Tom Ringer Advanced Golf Performance
  CA Chad Dietz The Bunker Golf Center
  CA Dan Rogers The Bunker Golf Center
  CA Brad Whalen KZG Golf Performance Center
  CA Brad Benkey KZG Golf Performance Center
  CA Phil Moore Phil Moore Golf
  CA Anthony Stagno Mammoni Golf
  CA Mike Wydra Mike Wydra Golf
  CA Steve Tanis Phil Moore Golf
  CO Jon Hensey Hensey Sports at Golf Colorado 365
  CO Bryan "Buddy" Beem Buddy Beem Custom Clubs
  FL Dick Cicero Pin High Enterprises
  FL Mike Riso Mike Riso Golf
  IA Chris Larson The Clubhouse Indoor Golf
  KY Tom Barron 21st Golf Technology
  NC Kelly York Kelly's Custom Golf
  NC Curtis Eudy Leatherman Golf Learning Center
  ND Andrew Baumann Golf Etc. - Bismarck
  ND Matt Rueb Golf Etc. - Bismarck
  OH Dave Freed DV Golf
  OR Bob Duncan G P S Players Academy
  OR Kyle Marvin Westside Golf Fit Van
  PA Bernie Dunne Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs
  PA Jerry Hintze Clubmakers Shop
  PR Hector "Blanco" Matos Play Better Golf
  WA Garth Mattson Westside Golf Academy
  WI Henry Fink Scratch Golf Shop
  WI Scott Hauser Northland Golf & Ski
  WI Dave Enos Northland Golf & Ski


An independent panel of industry experts have set the criteria necessary to be considered one of the World’s Top 100 Professional ClubFitters.  The panel includes: Clay Long, renowned club designer and personal fitter for Jack Nicklaus; Gene Parente, President of Golf Laboratories, Inc., the premier golf equipment testing facility and producer of robot testing utilized by virtually every equipment manufacturer; J.J. King, President and founder of KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, doctor of sports medicine and author of “Pain Free Golf”.

A 100 point system based on the criteria was generated to objectively evaluate each applicant.  They include:

1-10 points:           A sincere commitment to help every golfer play their best and a reputation for honesty and integrity in their community

1-10 points:           An ability to converse with the golfer to assess the golfer’s goals, understand         any disabilities

1-10 points:           An ability to educate the golfer every step of the fitting process

1–10 points:          Number of years as a club fitter and the success and reputation of his business in the community

1-10 points:           Regular attendance at schools and seminars to maintain knowledge and raise the bar for their profession

1-10 points:           Knowledge of golf club head specifications and shaft profiles, including design features and manufacturing processes

1-10 points:           Knowledge of shaft profiles, design features and manufacturing processes

1-10 points:           Knowledge of interpreting analysis data and use of launch monitors, frequency analyzers and videos during their fittings

1-10 points:           Maintains a wide selection of heads and shafts and ability to select the optimum combination for any given golfer

1-10 points:           Assumes responsibility for the build of the custom clubs; checks that fitting instructions are adhered to precisely and double checks all specifications before handing clubs to the golfer

1-10 points:             A high level of integrity of placing the golfer’s performance as their primary goal rather than profits.  They do not sell over the internet or the phone, but rather believe that every golfer deserves to have a personalized face-to-face fitting to guarantee maximum performance for the golfer.