KZG Announces the “World’s Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2011

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Jan 3, 2011) – KZG, the #1 Custom ProLine™, is pleased to announce the “World's Top 100 ClubFitters” for 2011. Each year KZG honors 100 professionals possessing superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the sixth year in a row KZG has honored the elite of the industry’s clubfitters. 

“Industry leaders agree there are only 500 qualified professional clubfitters in the entire world, far too few to adequately service the world’s golfers,” reports Jennifer King, President of KZG. “But there is good news. The public is becoming more knowledgeable about the importance of true custom fitting. Teaching professionals realize they can’t teach around ill-fitting clubs and are either partnering with, or becoming, professional fitters themselves. And thus the profession is growing. We salute the 2011 Honorees for their outstanding skill, integrity and commitment in helping golfers improve their games.” 

This year’s Honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 40 from the United States, 32 from UK/Europe, 15 from Canada, 8 from Asia and 5 from Australia/New Zealand. Winners range from small shops serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors. 

United States: 

John Gose, Full Swing Golf 
Britt Bauer & Chris Plummer, Golf Etc.–Fort Smith 
Flip Whitner, S & P Golf 
Kyle Cullum, No Bogeys Golf 
Mike Keener, Marc’s Golf Service 
David Kierstead & Matt Mora, KZG Fitting Center 
Terry Kim, Golf Tech–Sunnyvale 
Dan Whitehurst, Bay Golf 
Bryan Beem, Colorado Custom Golf 
Dan Holtman & Coe Kunz, Striker Golf 
Matthew Bodul, The Golf Mechanic 
Dave Cavanaugh & Brad Doren, Custom Golf of Estero 
Jeff Chertock & Bob Strode, REDO Golf 
Michael Girard, Tree Tops Golf 
Mel Juhl & Jeff Parrott, Golf Provisions 
Josh Musselman, Josh Musselman’s Golf Express 
Dan Yoakam, Dan's High Tech Golf 
Chris Larson, The Clubhouse 
Mike Dickerson & John Mitchell, Golf MD 
North Carolina: 
Karl Seibel, Golf Etc.–Tech Studio 
Kelly York, Kelly’s Custom Golf 
New Hampshire: 
Ken Collins, Kustom Clubs Fitting Center 
New Jersey: 
Bernie Dunne, Bernie Dunne Custom Clubs 
New York: 
Paul Sanders, The Golfer’s Edge 
Kirby Bolen, Golf Stix 
Dave Freed, Akron Golf Clubs 
Robert Erickson, Golf Augusta–Oakmont 
Jerry Hintze, Clubmakers Shop 
South Carolina: 
Lynn Griffin, The Golf Stop 
Mike Nugent, Impact Golf & Racket 
Mike Cates & Evan Sturdivant, Legends Custom Clubs 
Ed Teer, Dynamic Golf Studio 


Ron Anderson, Tour Stix Golf 
Lyle Helland, Simply Golf 
Rick McKenzie, Alberta Golf Works 
British Columbia: 
Lionel Newton, Newton's Law Golf 
Terry Stav, Golf West Specialty Shop 
Paul Wammer, Camber Golf 
Nova Scotia: 
Tom Rice, Precision Golf 
Al Bezanson, Al's Clubhouse 
Rene Grandmaison, Grand Lynx Golf Center 
Don Irving, Artisan Golf Co. 
Joe Lavery, Precision Golf Performance Center 
Murray Young, Paradise Golf 
Michel Bard, Golf la Tempete 
Bert Emond, Golf Price Canada 
Peter Lamothe, Golf Option 

United Kingdom: 

Nevil Bland, The Loft at Brocton Hall Golf Course 
Rene Cleaver, Club Masters 
Melvyn Fern, Four Counties Golf 
Jason MacNiven, Golf Principals 
Lee Porter, Hylands Golf Academy 
Scott Gourlay, SGGT at Craigmillar Park Golf Club 
Ed Robertson, Applied Golf Technology 


Gerold Fiechtl, Gerold Fiechtl Clubfitting 
Andreas Lauss, Golfclub Ottenstein 
Arno Lindsberger, Arno Golf at Golfschule Sterngartl 
Vincent Willems, Golf Centrum Puurs 
Sami Siren, Golfpaja 
Gerard Ferran, Golf Amerik 
Jean-Michel Queva, Queva Clubfitting 
Alistair Grandison, Bob & Son 
Jean-Marc Gruner, JEM KG 
Karlheinz Palm, Nostratec Golf Service Center 
Richard Phillips, Golf Gleidingen 
Nick Smithers, Trust Golf 
Theo Erben, FATco Golfclub 
Brian Griffiths, Golf Academy Brian Griffiths 
Henk Kroeke & Elvin Muller, Quality Golf Shop 
Marcel de Jager, Golfhunter 
Tim Nijenhuis, Nijenhuis Golf 
Ben Frost, Pro Golf Shop & Custom Fitting Centre 
David Poulton, 55 Degrees Custom Fitting 
Breit Olsson, Brejans 
Johanna Pyk-Jargard, Johanna’s Golfshop 
Pepe Naula, Pepe's Golf Clinic 
Norbert Studer & Willi Vogt, R & L Custom Golf 


Aswan Baki, Aswan the Clubmaker 
Alistair Guthrie, The Old Clubhouse 
Francis Go & Jake Ong, Custom Clubmakers International 
Melvin Cheng & Khee Wei Seow, Wiz Golf Performance Center 
South Korea: 
Brian Choi, Tayoon DotCom Ltd. 
Jaeyeon Lee, Deingolf

Australia/New Zealand: 

Rob Grant, Pro Tuned Golf 
Graeme Trew, Murwillumbah Golf Club 
John Upston, Killarney Golf Practice Fairway 
New Zealand: 
Brenda van Rensburg & Kobus van Rensburg, Golf Lab 

An independent panel of industry experts determined 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 renowned club designer and personal fitter for Jack Nicklaus, Clay Long; Gene Parente, president of Golf Laboratories, Inc.; David Kierstead, KZG’s Head Clubfitter; Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness; and Henri Johnson, CEO of FlightScope. 

Founded in 1994, KZG offers equipment available in the finest retail facilities with authorized KZG professional clubfitters on staff. KZG’s program of partnering with only the top professional clubfitters to fit its award-winning equipment has catapulted KZG to a position of prominence in customized golf equipment. KZG’s comprehensive selection of premium golf equipment includes the finest drivers, woods, irons, wedges and putters, in addition to a wide variety of accessories and apparel. 

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