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Ping honors top 100 club-fitters for 2018


PING names Top 100 National Fitters of the Year

PHOENIX (March 14, 2019) Continuing its long tradition of recognizing club-fitters who elevate the custom-fitting experience, PING today announced its Top 100 Fitters for 2018. PING honors those 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 firsthand 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. 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.”

Solheim said PING values 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. “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,” Solheim said. “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 full list of winners, arranged alphabetically, is in the attached document.

For more information, contact Pete Samuels, (602) 687-5487.

PING is a trademark of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.


2018 PING Top 100 Fitters of the Year (alphabetical by facility name)

Facility NameCityState
2nd SwingEden PrairieMinnesota
Advantage GolfFlat RockNorth Carolina
All About GolfTempeArizona
Army Navy Country ClubArlingtonVirginia
Axis Golf AcademyMontgomeryTexas
Ball Golf CenterOklahoma CityOklahoma
Baton Rouge Country ClubBaton RougeLouisiana
Big Island Golf ShopKailua-KonaHawaii
Bobick's Golf HeadquartersFort WayneIndiana
Bucknell Golf ClubLewisburgPennsylvania
Carl's GolflandBloomfield HillsMichigan
Carlsbad Golf CenterCarlsbadCalifornia
Cathedral Canyon Golf ResortCathedral CityCalifornia
Chris Cote's Golf ShopPortlandConnecticut
Club ChampionWillowbrookIllinois
Continental GolfRaleighNorth Carolina
Cool ClubsScottsdaleArizona
Corsi's Indoor GolfGreensburgPennsylvania
Country Club of OrlandoOrlandoFlorida
Creekmoor Golf ClubRaymoreMissouri
Crestwood Golf ClubMarcyNew York
Desert Mountain Golf ClubScottsdaleArizona
Dream GolfDes PlainesIllinois
Edwin WattsOrlandoFlorida
Fiddler's Green Golf ClubEugeneOregon
Fore Some SportsBradentonFlorida
Golf and Ski WarehouseHudsonNew Hampshire
Golf Care CenterBethesdaMaryland
Golf ExchangeFlorenceKentucky
Golf GalaxyRobinsonPennsylvania
Golf GalaxyAustinTexas
Golf GalaxyChandlerArizona
Golf HeadquartersMidlandTexas
Golf HeadquartersWaterlooIowa
Golf LabSalt Lake CityUtah
Golf Performance StudioWest Des MoinesIowa
Golf School of IndianaCarmelIndiana
Golf ServicesKalamazooMichigan
Golf USAManhattanKansas
Golf USA Oklahoma CityOklahoma
Hangman Valley Golf ShopSpokaneWashington
Hornacek's House of GolfScottsdaleArizona
Idle Hour Country ClubMaconGeorgia
Inverness GolfBirminghamAlabama
Ironworks Golf AcademyBeloitWisconsin
Joe & Leigh's Golf ShopSouth EastonMassachusetts
John Prince Golf Learning CenterLake WorthFlorida
Kepler's GolfWalnut CreekCalifornia
Koosa GolfLexingtonSouth Carolina
Lenny's Golf ShopAuroraColorado
Lou's Golf ShopCarrolltonTexas
Lowcountry Custom GolfMount PleasantSouth Carolina
Lynch Golf SalesAllison ParkPennsylvania
Marietta Country ClubKennesawGeorgia
Medinah Country ClubMedinahIllinois
Miles of GolfYpsilantiMichigan
MK Golf TechnologiesSan AntonioTexas
Moon GolfMelbourneFlorida
New York Golf CenterNew YorkNew York
Northway Golf CenterHalfmoonNew York
Northwood ClubDallasTexas
Pelican GolfWarrenvilleIllinois
Pennington Golf CenterPenningtonNew Jersey
Perfect Swing GolfToms RiverNew Jersey
Performance ClubworksBrookfieldConnecticut
Pete's GolfMineolaNew York
PGA Tour SuperstoreJacksonvilleFlorida
PGA Tour SuperstoreDowners GroveIllinois
PGA Tour SuperstoreDenverColorado
Poe GolfColumbiaMissouri
Preston Trail Golf ClubDallasTexas
Pro Golf DiscountBellevueWashington
Puetz AuroraAuroraWashington
Puetz TukwilaTukwilaWashington
Ray Ray's Golf ShopDanvilleVirginia
RedTail Golf CenterBeavertonOregon
Richland Country ClubNashvilleTennessee
Rochester Indoor Golf CenterRochesterMinnesota
Scott Dirck Golf AcademyAlexandriaMinnesota
Sea Island Golf Performance CenterSt. Simons IslandGeorgia
Shelby Oaks Golf ClubSidneyOhio
Sittler Golf CenterKutztownPennsylvania
Solid Impact GolfWood RiverIllinois
Summit Golf SchoolSpringTexas
The Golf Capital Learning CenterCrossvilleTennessee
The Golf ComplexPaducahKentucky
The Golf GuysBonita SpringsFlorida
The Golf RanchGeorgetownTexas
The Haggin Oaks Golf Super ShopSacramentoCalifornia
The Villages Golf AcademyThe VillagesFlorida
True Spec GolfScottsdaleArizona
Ultimate GolfWillowbrookIllinois
Urban Golf PerformanceLos AngelesCalifornia
Valley Hi Country ClubElk GroveCalifornia
Van's Golf ShopScottsdaleArizona
Windham Country ClubWindhamNew Hampshire
Windmill Golf CenterMacedoniaOhio
Worldwide GolfSanta AnaCalifornia