KZG Announces the “World’s Top 100 Clubfitters” for 2015

KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine, is pleased to announce the tenth annual “World’s Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2015. Each year KZG honors 100 professionals possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the tenth year in a row that KZG has honored the elite of the industry’s clubfitters.

“Surveys report that 9 out of 10 golfers are playing the wrong clubs. Teaching professionals are unanimous: you can’t teach around ill-fitting clubs” states Dr. Jennifer King, President of KZG. “If the industry is serious about growing the game, it is time to concentrate on what the golfers ‘need’ rather than what they ‘want’. Only a true professional fitter with skill and integrity takes the time to educate the golfer on what clubs they actually need and takes the time to fit them perfectly. KZG is very proud to announce the Top 100 Professional ClubFitters in the World who excel at their craft.”

The 2015 Honorees learn about the golfer’s game, goals and expectations. They are experienced in analyzing launch monitor statistics, can ascertain what design features will give maximum performance for any given golfer, and are able to select the perfect clubhead and shaft combination for optimum performance. The Honorees also double check to be sure that their specifications have been followed precisely and that each club is spine aligned and frequency matched. It is through these efforts that these Professionals grow the game.

An independent panel of industry experts determine 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; Dr. Jennifer King, KZG’s President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.

This year’s Honorees hail from 22 countries around the world, including 48 from the UK/Europe, 26 from the United States, 11 from Canada, 5 from Asia, 8 from Australia and 2 from Africa. The Honorees come from a wide variety of locations ranging from small stores serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors. All share a true passion in helping golfers to better enjoy their game.

World’s Top 100 Clubfitters

Australia - 8    
ACT Craig Smith Point N Putt Golf
NSW Graeme Trew Murwillumbah Golf Club
NSW Gary Tozer Aussie Custom Golf Centre
NSW David Reckless Reckless Golf
NSW Jeff Mansfield Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions
VIC Bryan Ferguson Golf Tutor
WT Stephen Herbert Royal Fremantle Pro Shop
WT Greg Ashton Ashton Ent. Proprietary Ltd.
Europe & UK - 48    
Austria Andreas Lauss Golfclub Ottenstein
Austria Manfred Capelli Capelli Golf
Belgium Eddy Pelgrims European Golf Fitting Studio
Belgium Vincent Willems European Golf Fitting Studio
Czech Republic Jiri Votroubek Golf 59
Czech Republic Milan Vantuch Golf 59
England Matt Pearson Performance Fitting Center at Waterton Park GC
France Jean-Michel Queva Queva Clubfitting
France Arnaud Smaghe Gard & Golf
France Marc Brossard MB Clubs
France Olivier Chalon C.O. Golf
France Nicolas Tourkia L'Atelier du Golf
France Herve Francillon HF Golf Fitting
France Alexandre D'Incau Pro Clubmaker
France Matteo Oger Matteo Clubmaking Golf
Germany Alistair Grandison Bob & Son
Germany Gerald Friz Golf+IT
Germany Joerg von der Gathen Club Align Golf
Germany Benny Pfister Hole in One Fitting
Germany Marco Burger Hole in One Fitting
Germany Richard Phillips Golf Pro Shop Münster Tinnen
Italy Gabriele Sorbara Clubfitting di Gabriele Sorbara
Italy Gigi Camurati Japan Golf
Italy Marco Zambon Japan Golf
Ireland Nigel Shaw Warrenpoint Golf Club
Netherlands Theo Erben Fatco Clubfitting
Netherlands Marcel de Jager Golfhunter
Netherlands Brian Griffiths Golf Academy Brian Griffiths
Netherlands Marcel Bal Golfschool Dirkshorn
Netherlands Kathleen Renders Golf en Management
Netherlands Joop Renders Golf en Management
Scotland Ken Campbell Machrihanish Golf Club
Slovenia Viljem Kern Kern Golf
Spain Carlos Garcia Diaz Golf Planet
Spain Agustin Sanchez Golfinteligente
Spain Abraham Ruiz A. R. Clubmaker
Spain Mateo Noel Fit & Golf
Spain Daniel Lasseter Fitting Center Under Par
Spain Michel Rodriguez MicRod Clubfitter
Spain Miki Rapado Handmade Custom Clubs
Sweden Johanna Pyk-Jargard Johanna's Golf Shop
Sweden Tony Guelli The Golf Company
Sweden John Ahlblom Golfakademin i Uppsala
Sweden Marcus Karlsson Golf Monkey
Sweden Breit Olsson Brejans
Switzerland Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula Pepe's Golf-Clinic
Switzerland Norbert Studer R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting
Switzerland Willi Vogt R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting
Canada - 11    
Alberta Jordy McKenzie Alberta Golf Works
Alberta Lyle Helland Simply Golf
British Columbia Terry Stav Golf West
British Columbia Chris Knight Vista Ridge Golf
Nova Scotia Bob Spicer RJS Custom Clubs
Ontario Don Irving Artisan Golf Co.
Ontario Rene Grandmaison Grand Lynx Golf Centre
Ontario Jason Faubert The Golfer's Academy
Ontario John Pflug J P Golf   
Ontario Ryan Holley The Golf Lab - Ontario
Quebec Peter Lamothe Golf Option
Asia - 5    
Malaysia Alistair Guthrie The Old Clubhouse
Malaysia Aswan Baki Aswan the Clubmaker
Philippines Francis Go Custom Clubmakers International
Philippines Jake Ong Custom Clubmakers International
South Korea Brian Choi Tayoon DotCom Ltd.
United States - 26    
Arizona Jeff Gravely Swing EZ Golf
Arizona Tim Eberlein Golf Academy of America
California Jerry Molinar Marc's Golf Service
California Dennis Close Marc's Golf Service
California Susan Roll Carlsbad Golf Center
California Monica Stratton Carlsbad Golf Center
California Bryan Murphy Bryan Murphy Golf
California Lee Pope KZG Staff Professional
California Audiel Guzman KZG Staff Professional
Colorado Bryan "Buddy" Beem Colorado Custom Golf
Florida Mike Girard Michael Girard Golf Studios
Florida Sammy Samson Michael Girard Golf Studios
Illinois Brian Camp Revolution Golf HD
Illinois David Camp Revolution Golf HD
Kansas Mike Dickerson Golf MD
Kentucky Dale Cummings Cummings Custom Clubs
Michigan Clark Peterson Golf Performance Academy
New York Paul Sanders Shadows Golf Academy
North Carolina Kelly York Kelly's Custom Golf
Oregon Bob Duncan McGowan Golf
South Dakota Bryan Sterk Golf Etc. - Sioux Falls
Texas Tim Brantley The Golf Station
Virginia Jim Smiley Golfdom
Washington Kelly Crumpler H2C Golf Custom Club
Wisconsin Mike Moldenhauer The 10 Iron
Puerto Rico Hector "Blanco" Matos Play Better Golf
Africa - 2    
South Africa Warren Lake Golf Science
South Africa Regardt Van Rooyen Golf Science