It’s unanimous.  Every teaching pro, touring pro and avid golfer will tell you that to play your best and to improve, you must be fit.  Even the PGA of America admonishes: “It’s no longer an ‘option’, it’s a ‘must’.”

Unfortunately, over 90% of golfers are still playing with the wrong clubs.  No surprise given the fact that over 60% of all clubs are sold on-line.  Many more are purchased in store, but “off-the-rack”.

The balance of golfers at least attempt to get “fitted” but still miss out on a real first-class fitting.  Some golfers opt to have their teacher fit them from a “fitting bag” without the benefit of a launch monitor.  Others go to large retail store or fit center where they only get a quick fit job and a hard sell.  The turnover in these facilities is usually quite high … and the “fitters” usually lack experience and adequate training.

Some publications, list their Top ClubFitters as large chain stores and fitting centers.  The list fails to name any individual professionals who have the years of experience, skill and reputation to actually earn the title.

Then there are golfers who decide to be their own experts.  They go into a fitting center and say, “I want what Koepka is playing” or “I want that latest “XYZ Club” that is being advertised”.  Many retailers are happy to accommodate.  But it is the fitter with integrity who will ask: “But sir, is your game like Koepka’s?” or “would you be open to test some demos using a launch monitor to see what actually performs the best for you?”.

Industry insiders estimate the number of truly skilled fitters to be around 800 for the entire world.  The golfing public has the impossible task of discerning the good fitters, from the mediocre and the bad.

The World’s Top 100 Professional ClubFitters List is designed to help golfers find legitimate fitters who are highly skilled, have earned outstanding reputations and who have integrity.  No brick and mortar listed here.  Each professional listed has years of experience, has attended numerous seminars to hone their skills, and who have actually built-up a solid reputation for helping golfers play their best.  See at the end of this article, the criteria for selecting the Top 100.



AUSTRALIA WA Greg Ashton GolfStix
  WA Martin Ridgway El Caballo Golf Course
  VIC Bryan Ferguson Golf Tutor
  NSW Jeff Mansfield Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions
  ACT Craig Smith Point N Putt Golf
  NSW Graeme Trew Murwillumbah Golf Club
  QLD Nigel Lane Brisbane Golf Academy
AUSTRIA   Gerold Fiechtl GF Clubfitting
    Andreas Lauss Diamond 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 Don Irving Artisan Golf Co.
  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
  PQ Peter Lamothe Golf Options
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 Pro Clubmaker
    Arnaud Smaghe Gard & Golf
    Herve Francillon BackSpin Golf Fitting
    Jean-Christophe Jarrige Bretagne Clubmaking
    Michel Lavergne ML Clubfitting
GERMANY   Erik Muschalla Sportscreative
    Gerald Friz Golf+IT
    Joerg von der Gathen Club Align Golf
    Richard Phillips Richard Phillips Proshop M/S Tinnen
IRELAND   Nigel Shaw NS Golf Tech @ Warrenpoint Golf Club
NETHERLANDS   Marcel Bal Golf Op Maat
    Peter Graham Peter Graham Golf Center
    Marcel de Jager Golfhunter
    Vincent Willems P&P Golf Fitting n' Fun
PHILIPPINES   Francis Go Custom Clubmakers International
    Jake Ong Custom Clubmakers International
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
SWEDEN   Tony Guelli Golf Performance Sweden AB
    Marten Nord Golfverket Custom Fitting
    Johanna Pyk-Jargard Johanna's Golf Shop
SWITZERLAND   Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula Pepe's Golf-Clinic
    Norbert Studer R&L Customer Golf Clubfitting
    Willi Vogt R&L Customer Golf Clubfitting
UNITED STATES AK John Gose Full Swing Golf of Alaska
  AR Robert Mapes Golfstx
  AR Trevor Shanke Golfstx
  AZ Greg Marsh Hole Out Golf Academy
  AZ Tim Avis Hole Out Golf Academy
  CA Chad Dietz The Bunker Golf Center
  CA Dan Rogers The Bunker Golf Center
  CA Brad Whalen KZG Golf Performance Center
  CA Mark Goulet KZG Golf Performance Center
  CA Brad Benkey KZG Golf Performance Center
  CA Phil Moore Phil's Custom Golf
  CA Anthony Stagno Mammoni Golf
  CA Dan Groves Garden Island Golf - Apple Valley
  CA Steve Tanis Phil's Custom Golf
  CO Bryan "Buddy" Beem Bryan "Buddy" Been Custom Golf Clubs
  FL Dick Cicero Pin High Enterprises
  FL Glenn Southworth Southy Custom Golf
  ID Bill Moseley Golf 365
  KY Tom Barron 21st Golf Technology
  LA John Joy N'Joy Golf @ La Triomphe Golf Academy
  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
  NY Michael Callahan Michael Callahan Golf
  OH Dave Freed DV Golf
  OR Bob Duncan G P S Players Academy
  PA Bernie Dunne Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs
  PA Jerry Hintze Clubmakers Shop
  PA Dave Gedris Oakmont Golf Center
  PR Hector "Blanco" Matos Play Better Golf
  WA Chris Garrison Camas Meadows Golf Club
  WA Bryce Poulin Camas Meadows Golf Club
  WI Henry Fink Scratch Golf Shop


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; Dr. 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 for each of the following:

√ A sincere commitment to help every golfer play their best and a reputation for honesty and integrity in their community

√ An ability to converse with the golfer to assess the golfer’s goals, understand any disabilities

√ An ability to educate the golfer every step of the fitting process

√ Number of years as a club fitter and the success of his business in the community

√ Regular attendance at schools and seminars to maintain knowledge and raise the bar for their profession

√ Knowledge of golf club head specifications, design features and manufacturing processes

√ Knowledge of shaft profiles, design features and manufacturing processes

√ Knowledge of interpreting analysis data and use of launch monitors, frequency analyzers and videos during their fittings

√ Maintains a wide selection of heads and shafts and ability to select the optimum combination for any given golfer

√ 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