Every golfer knows that their golf equipment needs to be custom fit to their unique swing and physique.   It is not an option, it’s a “must”.   But finding the best professional to do the job can be difficult, but well worth the effort.  Here are four critical requirements for your search:

–   A highly skilled Professional who will take the time to get to know you, your game and your goals.

–   A Professional who has the equipment necessary to analyze your swing and then test various combination of demo heads and shafts to assure optimum performance.

–  A Professional who takes responsibility that their fitting instructions are precisely followed and that your custom clubs are perfectly built.

–  And lastly, you want to pay a fair price, not an exorbitant price, for this service.

Despite the fact that there are numerous chains of fitting studios, big box stores, and retailers all claiming to have the necessary credentials to give a first class fitting,  the reality is that very few come close.  More often than not, the golfer gets “sold” rather than “fit”.

But there are venues with Professionals who have the skill, the equipment, the integrity and the passion to give you the best performing equipment for your unique swing.

Here is a check list of what to look for to assure a first class fitting:

–   A Professional Coach, Teacher and/or Clubfitter who has built up a solid, trustworthy reputation within your golfing community.  To earn their reputation, that Professional has put his golfers’ performance before profits.

–  The Professional should have a launch monitor and swing analyzer to assess your swing characteristics.

–  The Professional will have a sufficient number of demo heads and shafts to dial you in perfectly.

–  The Professional will let you test the various options and compare the demo clubs to your current bag and to other brands … you should be able to actually “feel” and “see” the performance on the launch monitor.

–  The Professional will not pressure you to buy anything.  In fact, the Professional may discourage you from buying unless there is real performance improvement.

The following Professionals have met the test of exceptional skill and integrity and have the right equipment in their fitting studios to give you a first class fitting. They have earned the honor of being rated among the World’s Top 100 ClubFitters for 2023 … congratulations to all.

AUSTRALIA NSW Jeff Mansfield Jeff Mansfield Golf Solutions
  VIC Bryan Ferguson Brian Ferguson PGA
  VIC Ashley Blake Next Level Golf
  WA Greg Ashton GolfStix
AUSTRIA   Andreas Lauss Makrogolf at Golfclub Ottenstein
    Florian Kepp F K Golf
    Harry Zott HZ Fitting
CANADA AB Lyle Helland Simply Golf
  AB Jordy McKenzie Alberta Golf Works
  AB Ron Laugher Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club
  BC Terry Stav Golf West
  BC Chris Knight Vista Ridge Golf
  ON D. Franz McFayden Golf and Performance
  ON Kurtis Sweeting Peterbourgh Golf and Country Club
  ON Nick Valiquette Sweeting Golf
  QC Pierre Lamothe Atelier De Golf Rock-Divot at Generation Golf
CZECH REP.   Jiri Votroubek Golf 59
    Milan Vantuch Golf 59
FINLAND   Kai "Kaippe” Tiira Proline Golf Oy
FRANCE   Olivier Chalon C.O. Golf
FRANCE   Alexandre D'Incau AD ProClubmaker
    Jean-Michel Queva Queva Clubfitting
    Marc Brossard MB Clubs
    Arnaud Smaghe Gard & Golf
    Joe Perroud Fit at Joe's
GERMANY   Angel Martinez Golf Planet - Oschberghof
    Paul Konnengen Golf Performance Institute
    Gerald Friz Myclubmaker GmbH, Golf+IT
    Joerg von der Gathen Club.Align Golf
    Richard Phillips Richard Phillips Proshop M/S Tinnen
ITALY   Gianni Coradello Techno Golf
KENYA   Saaleem Haji Vipingo Ridge Golf Academy
MALAYSIA   Jaya "Gop" Shanker Golf Fitter Malaysia
NETHERLANDS   Peter Graham Peter Graham Golf Center
    Marcel de Jager Golfhunter
    Marcel Bal Golf Op Maat
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   Agustin Sanchez Golfinteligente
    Angel Martinez Golf Planet - Mallorca
    Juan Carlos Garcia Diaz Golf Planet - Oviedo
    Mateo Noel Fit & Golf
SWEDEN   Johanna Pyk-Jargard Johanna's Golf Shop
    Marten Nord Vassunda Golf
    Tony Guelli Golf Performance Sweden
SWITZERLAND   Giuseppe "Pepe" Naula Pepe's Golf-Clinic
    Norbert Studer R&L Golf
    Willi Vogt R&L Golf
UNITED STATES CA Hector Avila Advanced Golf Performance Studio
  CA Jim Perez Advanced Golf Performance, Bluff Pointe Golf Course
  CA Chad Dietz Foreward Golf
  CA Dan Rogers Foreward Golf
  CA Brad Whalen KZG Performance Center
  CA Phil Moore Phil Moore Golf
  CA Aaron Peterson Santa Cruz Golf Shop at Pasatiempo Golf Course
  CA Calvin Carpenter Henry Brunton Golf Academy
  CO Bryan "Buddy" Beem Buddy Beem Custom Clubs
  CO Jon Hensey Hensey Sports @ Golf Colorado 265
  FL Rick Cicero Pin High's Future
  FL Steve Williams Pin High's Future
  FL Mike D'Orazio Mike's Honest Golf, PGA Natl.
  FL Mike Riso Mike Riso Golf
  GA Nick Prokosa Wedges and Woods
  GA Richard Guzzo Southern Landings Golf Academy
  IA Chris Larson The Clubhouse Indoor Golf
  IN Jim Smiley Tee Off Golf 2 Driving Range
  MA Phil Cornetta Phil Cornetta Golf School
  MA Steve Thompson Tour Quality Clubs
  MT Dudley Beard Beard Golf Performance
  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
  NJ Bernie Dunne Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs
  NJ Tim Mosel Tim Mosel's Golf
  NJ Brian Madden Green2Tee Golf Academy at Total Turf Experience
  OH Dave Freed DV Golf
  PA Nick Biondi Nick Biondi Golf
  PA Jerry Hintze The Clubmaker
  PA Rick Musselman Musselman's Golf
  PA Tim Musselman Musselman's Golf
  PR Hector "Blanco" Matos Play Better Golf
  SC Dale Ketola Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center
  TX Bobby Dean Barton Creek Fitting Studio
  VA Jon Eisman Eisman Golf Academy
  WA Sean Lanyi 18 Shots Golf Academy
  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 120-point system based on the criteria was generated to objectively evaluate each applicant.  They include:

1-30 points:           A sincere commitment to help every golfer play their best and have earned an outstanding reputation in their community for doing so.

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

1-10 points:           The ability to educate the golfer through each step of the fitting process.

1–10 points:          Number of years as a professional coach, teachers and fitter

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 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, 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.