With studies reporting that 92% of all golfers are playing the wrong golf clubs for their unique swing, coupled with other studies that report 59% of golfers have been “fit” for custom clubs …. you know something is terribly wrong.

Clearly there are “so-called fitters” and then there are truly qualified fitters.  Industry insiders estimate the number of truly skilled fitters at around 500 in the entire world.  So many claim to be “professional fitters” but are no more than glorified salesman.  The golfing public has an impossible task discerning the difference.  The World’s Top 100 List is designed to help golfers find legit fitters.

You may have seen other lists of top fitters … listing stores or other golf venues.  The World’s Top 100 ClubFitters List does not list stores, courses or centers.  The World’s Top 100 ClubFitters are individuals.  Individuals who are the true professionals with years of experience in fitting, constantly attending classes and seminars to hone their skills and have the integrity to take the time necessary to fit every golfer with the ideal clubs to improve their game.

An independent panel of industry experts have set the criteria necessary to be considered a Top 100 Professional ClubFitter.  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; Dr. King, President and founder of KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine; Dr. Christian Reichardt, doctor of sports medicine and author of “Pain Free Golf”; and Ed Mitchell, President and Founder of Mitchell Golf Equipment Co., one of the top providers of equipment for custom club building.

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

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 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, 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 perfectly and double checks all specifications before handing clubs to the golfer

This year’s Honorees hail from 21 countries around the globe: 43 from Europe and the UK, 31 from the U.S.; 14 from Canada; 7 from Australia and New Zealand; 4 from Asia; and 1 from Mexico.


Philippines Francis Go Custom Clubmakers International 2007-2018
Philippines Jake Ong Custom Clubmakers International 2006-2018
Singapore Joseph Loo XLNgolf Pte Ltd. 2018
South Korea Brian Choi Tayoon Golf 2007-2018
ACT Craig Smith Point N Putt Golf 2013-2018
NSW Jeff Mansfield Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions 2013-2018
NSW Graeme Trew Murwillumbah Golf Club 2010-2018
NSW David Reckless Reckless Golf @ Dural Golf Driving Range 2014-2018
VIC Bryan Ferguson Albert Park Driving Range 2014-2018
WT Greg Ashton GolfStix 2012-2018
NEW ZEALAND Anthony Barkley 100% Golf Ltd. 2017-2018
AB Jordy McKenzie Alberta Golf Works 2012-2018
AB Rey Erickson Erickson's Professional Custom Clubs 2016-2018
AB Lyle Helland Simply Golf 2011-2015, 2017-2018
BC Jonathan Lee 19th Hole Golf Center 2017-2018
BC Frank Yang 19th Hole Golf Center 2018
BC Tom Kuttmann 19th Hole Golf Center 2018
BC Terry Stav Golf West 2006-2018
BC Chris Knight Vista Ridge Golf 2009, 2012-2018
ON Don Irving Artisan Golf Co. 2006-2018
ON Rene Grandmaison Grand Lynx Golf Centre 2006-2009, 2011-2018
ON Greg Rodrigues Hi-Cor Golf 2017-2018
NS Bob Spicer RJS Custom Clubs 2013-2018
ON Kurtis Sweeting Sweetings Custom Clubs 2018
PQ Peter Lamothe Golf Option 2009-2012, 2016-2018
EUROPE & UK      
Austria Manfred Capelli Capelli Golf 2013-2018
Austria Andreas Lauss Diamond Golfclub Ottenstein 2010-2018
Austria Gerold Fiechtl GF Clubfitting 2009-2013, 2017-2018
Belgium Vincent Willems P&P Golf Fitting n' Fun 2011-2012
Czech Rep. Jiri Votroubek Golf 59 2015-2018
Czech Rep. Milan Vantuch Golf 59 2015-2018
England Adam Wooten Core Golf Ltd. 2018
England Matt Pearson Performance Fitting Center at Waterton Park GC 2013-2018
France Herve Francillon BackSpin Golf Fitting 2014-2018
France Jean-Christophe Jarrige Bretagne Clubmaking 2017-2018
France Olivier Chalon C.O. Golf 2013-2018
France Arnaud Smaghe Gard & Golf 2012-2018
France Alex Amat Golf Fitting Performance @ Academie Fabrice Tarnaud 2018
France Marc Brossard MB Clubs 2012-2018
France Alexandre D'Incau Pro Clubmaker 2012, 2013, 2015-2018
France Jean-Michel Queva Queva Clubfitting 2008-2018
Germany Alistair Grandison Bob & Son 2011-2018
Germany Joerg von der Gathen Club Align Golf 2013-2018
Germany Jean-Marc Gruner JEM KG 2007, 2011-2018
Germany Gerald Friz Golf+IT 2012-2018
Germany Benny Pfister Hole in One Fitting 2014-2018
Germany Marco Burger Hole in One Fitting 2014-2018
Germany Richard Phillips Richard Phillips Proshop M/S Tinnen 2010-2015, 2017-2018
Ireland Nigel Shaw Warrenpoint Golf Club 2015-2018
Netherlands Marcel de Jager Golfhunter 2009-2018
Netherlands Peter Graham Peter Graham Golf Center 2018
Russia Leonid Spiridonoff Golfeast 2018
Slovenia Viljem Kern Kern Golf 2014-2018
Spain Mateo Noel Fit & Golf 2015-2018
Spain Daniel Lasseter Fitting Center Under Par 2015-2018
Spain Juan Carlos Garcia Diaz Golf Planet 2009-2018
Spain Agustin Sanchez Golfinteligente 2012-2018
Spain Miki Rapado Handmade Custom Clubs 2014-2018
Spain Tobias Widmer Tobias S Widmer Golf 2016-2018
Spain David Canet Totgolf Clubmaker 2017-2018
Sweden Anders Molin Anders Molin Golf 2016-2018
Sweden Marcus Karlsson Golf Monkey 2015-2018
Sweden Tony Guelli Golf Performance Sweden AB 2012, 2013, 2016-2018
Sweden John Ahlblom Golfakademin i Uppsala 2012-2018
Sweden Johanna Pyk-Jargard Johanna's Golf Shop 2008-2018
Switzerland Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula Pepe's Golf-Clinic 2006-2018
Switzerland Norbert Studer R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting 2010-2018
Switzerland Willi Vogt R & L Custom Golf Clubfitting 2010-2018
Mexico Juan Carlos Ramos Golf Fitt Mx 2018
AK John Gose Full Swing Golf 2006-2018
AZ Thom Harrison Glen Lakes Golf Course & Learning Center 2018
AZ Tim Eberlein Golf Academy of America 2014-2018
AZ Greg Marsh Hole Out Golf Academy 2018
AZ Tim Avis Hole Out Golf Academy 2018
CA Brad Benkey KZG Golf Performance Center 2018
CA Brad Whalen KZG Golf Performance Center 2013-2018
CA Eric Sherman KZG Golf Performance Center 2016-2018
CA Mark Goulet KZG Golf Performance Center 2018
CA Anthony Stagno Mammoni Golf at Santa Fe Golf Range 2016-2018
CA Phil Moore Phil's Custom Golf 2018
CA Steve Tanis Phil's Custom Golf 2018
CA Chad Dietz The Bunker Golf Center 2017-2018
CA Dan Rogers The Bunker Golf Center 2017-2018
FL Dick Cicero Pin High Enterprises 2017-2018
FL Glenn Southworth Southy Custom Golf 2016-2018
FL Michael Girard Tree Tops Golf 2011-2018
FL Alex Girard Tree Tops Golf 2017-2018
HI Allan Ano PowerGolf Hawaii 2018
KY Tom Barron 21st Golf Technology 2017-2018
LA Ben Laverne Academy Club Service 2015, 2018
NC Karl Seibel Golf Tech Studio 2008-2013, 2016, 2018
NC Kelly York Kelly's Custom Golf 2010-2018
NC Curtis Eudy Leatherman Golf Learning Center 2016-2018
ND Andrew Baumann Golf Etc. - Bismarck 2017-2018
NY Paul Sanders Sanders Golf Academy 2008-2018
OH Dave Freed DV Golf 2008-2018
PA Jerry Hintze Clubmakers Shop 2006-2013, 2016-2018
PA Dave Gedris Oakmont Golf Center 2014-2018
PR Hector "Blanco" Matos Play Better Golf 2014-2015, 2017-2018
SC Daniel Clemmons The Eagle Zone Golf Center 2018