The annual list from the golf equipment brand is prepared to recognize operations that elevate the custom-fitting experience and honor facilities that emphasize the importance of accurate fitting to golfers of all ability levels.
Eighteen club and resort properties have been included on the list of Top 100 Clubfitters for 2018 issued by PING, the golf equipment brand of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation.
The annual PING list is prepared to recognize clubfitters that elevate the custom-fitting experience and honor facilities that emphasize the importance of accurate fitting to golfers of all ability levels.
“It’s clear from the countless fittings we’ve done over the years and our studies that professionally fit PING equipment leads to lower scores and more satisfying rounds,” said John K. Solheim, PING President. “Our Fitters of the Year experience this first-hand every day.
“As our fitting technologies and practices and our clubs continue to evolve, we see eye-opening improvement in performance across the board, from beginners to scratch players to tour pros,” Solheim continued. “The ball goes farther and flies straighter shot after shot. When there’s a synergy between the player and their clubs the game becomes easier, and that’s what these elite fitters make possible for PING customers.”
PING values the Top 100 honorees for their ability to help grow the game by promoting the benefits of custom fitting to players who are new to the experience, Solheim added.
“Some golfers feel they’re not good enough for a custom fitting, or they don’t see the need. But when these highly trained fitters dial in the proper specs and the player sees improvement on the very first shot, that’s a thrill that wins them over,” he noted. “When you’re suddenly hitting one solid shot after another, your confidence soars and you’re excited for your next round. You can see what’s possible because now you’re getting more from every club in your bag. A fitter and the golfer working together made that happen.”
The club and resort properties on PING’s latest Top 100 list included:
|Army Navy Country Club||Arlington||Va.|
|Baton Rouge Country Club||Baton Rouge||La.|
|Bucknell Golf Club||Lewisburg||Pa.|
|Cathedral Canyon Golf Resort||Cathedral City||Calif.|
|Country Club of Orlando||Orlando||Fla.|
|Creekmoor Golf Club||Raymore||Mo.|
|Crestwood Golf Club||Marcy||N.Y.|
|Desert Mountain Golf Club||Scottsdale||Ariz.|
|Fiddler’s Green Golf Club||Eugene||Ore.|
|Idle Hour Country Club||Macon||Ga.|
|Marietta Country Club||Kennesaw||Ga.|
|Medinah Country Club||Medinah||Ill.|
|Preston Trail Golf Club||Dallas||Texas|
|Richland Country Club||Nashville||Tenn.|
|Shelby Oaks Golf Club||Sidney||Ohio|
|Valley Hi Country Club||Elk Grove||Calif.|
|Windham Country Club||Windham||N.H.|