KZG Announces the “World’s Top 100 Clubfitters” Awards for 2016

PALM DESERT, Calif. (January 25, 2016) – KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine, is pleased to announce the eleventh annual “World’s Top 100 ClubFitters” Awards for 2016. Each year KZG honors 100 outstanding ClubFitters possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for their profession.



“The days of selling equipment over the internet, out of a fit bag or ‘eyeballing’ shots on a range are obsolete” states Jennifer King, President of KZG.  “Professional ClubFitters are highly trained in understanding the mechanics of the swing, the design features and profiles of clubheads and shafts, utilize sophisticated launch monitors, have a wide spectrum of fitting clubs to work with and assume the responsibility that their fitting instructions are perfectly carried out by a professional club builder. 

Everyone in our industry is focused on growing the game.  Suggestions of making 18” holes and turning courses into ‘football’ fields have been floated. “The most obvious and quickest way to help grow the game is giving our golfers the right tools so they can improve and truly enjoy the game” says King. “The biggest challenge for the public is discerning a true Professional Fitter from a glorified sales rep claiming to be a fitter”.

“The 2016 ‘Top 100 ClubFitters’ are exceptional professionals.  Their primary goal is helping the golfer. Their reputations are important and they will not just give the golfer what they ‘want’ for an easy quick sale, but rather will insist on fitting the golfer into clubs that will be optimized to their swing.”

An independent panel of industry experts determine the criteria necessary to be considered a top Professional ClubFitter.  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. the premier golf equipment testing facility and producer of robot testing utilized by every equipment manufacturer; Dr. Jennifer King, KZG’s President; Dr. Christian Reichardt, author of “Pain Free Golf” and doctor of sports medicine and fitness and Ed Mitchell., President and Owner of Mitchell Golf Equipment Co.,  one of the top providers of equipment for repairs and custom club building.

This year’s Honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 41 from the UK/Europe, 36 from the United States, 9 from Canada, 4 from Asia, 8 from Australia and 2 from South 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 are highly skilled and continue to hone their skills to raise the bar for their profession.




Craig Smith

Point N Putt Golf

Graeme Trew

Murwillumbah Golf Club

Gary Tozer

Aussie Custom Golf Centre

David Reckless

Reckless Golf @ Dural Golf Driving Range

Jeff Mansfield

Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions

Bryan Ferguson

Golf Tutor

Stephen Herbert

Royal Fremantle Pro Shop

Greg Ashton

Ashton Ent. Proprietary Ltd.


Europe & UK


Andreas Lauss

Golfclub Ottenstein

Manfred Capelli

Capelli Golf

Vincent Willems

European Golf Fitting Studio

Jiri Votroubek

Golf 59

Milan Vantuch

Golf 59

Matt Pearson

Performance Fitting Center at Waterton Park GC

Jean-Michel Queva

Queva Clubfitting

Arnaud Smaghe

Gard & Golf

Marc Brossard

MB Clubs

Olivier Chalon

C.O. Golf

Nicolas Tourkia

L'Atelier du Golf

Alexandre D'Incau

Pro Clubmaker

Matteo Oger

Matteo Clubmaking Golf

Alistair Grandison

Bob & Son

Gerald Friz


Joerg von der Gathen

Club Align Golf

Benny Pfister

Hole in One Fitting

Marco Burger

Hole in One Fitting

Gabriele Sorbara

Clubfitting di Gabriele Sorbara

Nigel Shaw

Warrenpoint Golf Club

Theo Erben

Fatco Clubfitting

Marcel de Jager


Brian Griffiths

Golf Academy Brian Griffiths

Kathleen Renders

Golf en Management

Viljem Kern

Kern Golf

Carlos Garcia Diaz

Golf Planet

Agustin Sanchez


Mateo Noel

Fit & Golf

Daniel Lasseter

Fitting Center Under Par

Jose Angel

Golf Getafe

Michel Rodriguez

MicRod Clubfitter

Miki Rapado

Handmade Custom Clubs

Tobias Widmer

Tobias S Widmer Golf

Anders Molin

Anders Molin Golf

Johanna Pyk-Jargard

Johanna's Golf Shop

Tony Guelli

Golf Performance Sweden AB

John Ahlblom

Golfakademin i Uppsala

Marcus Karlsson

Golf Monkey

Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula

Pepe's Golf-Clinic

Norbert Studer

R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting

Willi Vogt

R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting




Jordy McKenzie

Alberta Golf Works

Lyle Helland

Simply Golf

Terry Stav

Golf West

Chris Knight

Vista Ridge Golf

Bob Spicer

RJS Custom Clubs

Don Irving

Artisan Golf Co.

Rene Grandmaison

Grand Lynx Golf Centre

John Pflug

J P Golf   

Peter Lamothe

Golf Option




Aswan Baki

Aswan the Clubmaker

Francis Go

Custom Clubmakers International

Jake Ong

Custom Clubmakers International

Brian Choi

Tayoon DotCom Ltd.


United States


John Gose

Full Swing Golf

Jeff Gravely

Swing EZ Golf

Tim Eberlein

Golf Academy of America

Jerry Molinar

Marc's Golf Service

Brent Norton

Miles of Golf

Bryan Murphy

KZG Golf Performance Center

Brad Whalen

KZG Golf Performance Center

Bryan "Buddy" Beem

Colorado Custom Golf

Paul Ferrone

Downtown Golf

Glenn Southworth

Southy Custom Golf

Jeff Parrot

The Landings Golf Club of Clearwater

Michael Girard

Tree Tops Golf

Sammy Samson

Samson 5 Golf

Bill Baraban

Baraban's Academy Fore Golf

Brian Camp

Revolution Golf HD

David Camp

Revolution Golf HD

Kelly Mettert

Custom Golf

Mike Dickerson

Golf MD

Dale Cummings

Cummings Custom Clubs

Clark Peterson

Golf Performance Academy

Paul Sanders

Shadows Golf Academy

Curtis Eudy

Leatherman Golf Learning Center

Karl Seibel

Golf Etc.- Monroe Tech Studio

Kelly York

Kelly's Custom Golf

Dave Freed

DV Golf

Kirby Bolen

Golf Stix

Bob Duncan

McGowan Golf

Jari Hakonen

Birdie Finish Golf

Jerry Hintze

Clubmakers Shop

Dave Gedris

Oakmont Golf Center

Bryan Sterk

Golf Etc. - Sioux Falls

Tim Brantley

The Golf Station

Jim Smiley


Matt Trenton


Mike Moldenhauer

The 10 Iron

Hector "Blanco" Matos

Play Better Golf




Warren Lake

Golf Science

Regardt Van Rooyen

Golf Science



About KZG


Founded in 1994, KZG offers equipment only through the finest professional clubfitters and teachers in the industry. KZG designs and manufactures great equipment, but it is KZG’s network of elite professional fitters, teachers and builders, who enhance the performance of KZG clubs making them unbeatable. By partnering with the true professionals who have the skill, integrity and passion to really help improve a golfer’s game, KZG has catapulted to a position of prominence in custom golf equipment. 


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