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Golf equipment: Get Fit

America's 100 Best Clubfitters

Where average golfers should go to find instant improvement

GET FIT: 3 KEYS TO FITTING

1. Bring your current clubs with you, and be honest about the state of your game. An expert fitter and a launch monitor will show you the power of change.
2. Approach your fitting session like you would a tournament round, physically and mentally. Stretch and warm up until you feel ready, and then focus on every shot.
3. Don't make a decision based on one pure strike. If you can't repeat it during a fitting, you won't see it on the course.


METHODOLOGY
HOW WE CHOSE THE TOP 100
We selected America's 100 Best Clubfitters based on three criteria: (1) The location must be accessible to the public. (2) The facility must fit clubs from top manufacturers. (3) The fitter must receive high recommendations from our America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses ratings panelists and industry sources. We also reviewed nomination forms submitted by 324 facilities.

May 2013

When it comes to fitting and the American golfer, the numbers don't add up. How can it be that 70 percent of golfers haven't been fit for clubs? Especially when you consider there are 498 adjustable settings on the 12 drivers named to this year's Golf Digest Hot List, thousands of demo clubs available at fitting specialists nationwide, and more than a million club permutations in the Swing Labs fitting software. "The thought among average golfers is, I really don't need to do that," says Mark Timms, founder of Cool Clubs, one of America's 100 Best Clubfitters. "But the reality is, the benefit for high-handicappers is more than for scratch players.

I can probably drop a 20-handicapper five shots through a proper fitting."

If you want to improve, the evidence is clear: A fitting can help you unlock your potential. The technology of clubfitting is golf's great new frontier for improvement—whether it's a driver fitting on a launch monitor, or a putter fitting with high-speed cameras. In some cases, it can even improve your overall experience.

Dana Upshaw, owner of Dana Golf, one of our 100 Best Clubfitters, says one fitting took a client from playing nine holes a week in pain to 18 holes a day pain-free. The guy had been using outdated clubs that were hurting his wrists. A switch to forgiving irons with graphite shafts and better grips transformed his attitude about the game. "Fitting isn't always about hitting the ball longer, higher or with more spin," Upshaw says. "Sometimes you make someone's life more enjoyable by doing little things that make a big difference."


NOTE: See our directory of more than 700 clubfitters

NORTHEAST

Performance Clubworks
Brookfield, Conn.
203-775-3119
performanceclubworks.com

DeMane Golf
Greenwich, Conn.
203-531-9126
demanegolf.com

Greenwich Golf Fitting Studio
Greenwich, Conn.
203-532-4810
greenwichgolf.com

Chris Cote's Golf Shop
Portland, Conn.
860-342-2226
chriscotegolf.com

Downtown Golf
Stamford, Conn.
203-359-4653
hititdowntown.com

Ace of Clubs
Saugus, Mass.
781-307-7815
aceofclubstp.com

Joe & Leigh's
(two locations)
South Easton, Mass.
508-238-2320
pineoaks.com

Golf & Ski Warehouse
Hudson, N.H.
603-298-5913 x112
golfskiwarehouse.com/cpc.aspx

Kustom Club Fitting Center
Manchester, N.H.
603-623-7876
kustomclubs.com

Novogolf
(two locations)
Tappan, NY.
845-680-7000
novogolf.com

Perfect Swing Golf Center
Lakewood, N.J.
732-364-2336
perfectswinggolf.com

PGA Tour Superstore
Paramus, N.J.
888-200-PGAT (7428)
pgatoursuperstore.com

Pete's Golf
Mineola, N.Y.
516-248-6891
petesgolf.com

New York Golf Center
New York City
212-564 2255
nygolfcenter.com

Golf Galaxy
Allentown, Pa.
610-264-8712
golfgalaxy.com

Izett Golf
Ardmore, Pa.
610-642-1887
izettgolf.com

Club Champion
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
215-921-2054
clubchampiongolf.com

Sittler Golf Center
Kutztown, Pa.
610-683-7232
sittlergolf.com

Golf Galaxy
Pittsburgh
412-809-0392
golfgalaxy.com

Spargo Golf
Cranston, R.I.
401-946-4653
spargogolf.com

SOUTHEAST

Edwin Watts Golf
Birmingham, Ala.
205-991-8511
edwinwattsgolf.com

Golfsmith
Boca Raton, Fla.
561-483-9226
golfsmith.com/customclub

Fellinger Custom Golf
Hobe Sound, Fla.
561-676-3254
fellingercustomgolf.com

Edwin Watts Golf (Doral)
Miami
305-591-1220
edwinwattsgolf.com

Pure Performance Golf Labs
Naples, Fla.
239-513-0002
pureperformancegolflabs.com

Edwin Watts Golf (Turkey Lake Rd.)
Orlando
407-345-8451
edwinwattsgolf.com

Marriott Golf Academy
Orlando
855-642-2369
marriottgolfacademy.com

Grand Cypress Academy of Golf
Orlando
407-239-1975
grandcypress.com/golf_academy

PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
800-800-GOLF (4653)
pgavillage.com/stlucie/floridagolfschools

Edwin Watts Golf
Atlanta
404-816-2166
edwinwattsgolf.com

Arnold Blum Golf Learning Center
Macon, Ga.
478-477-8777
facebook.com/ArnoldBlumGolfLearningCenterAtIdleHourClub

PGA Tour Superstore
Roswell, Ga.
770-640-0933
pgatoursuperstore.com

Sea Island Golf Performance Center
St. Simons Island, Ga.
800-732-4752
www.seaislandgpc.com

Dana Golf
Warner Robins, Ga.
478-328-7888

The Golf Doctor
Woodstock, Ga.
770-516-8600
golfdoctor.com

Golf Exchange
(two locations)
Florence, Ky.
859-282-0444
golfexchange.com

Man O'War Golf Learning Center
Lexington, Ky.
859-259-4653
manowargolf.com

James Leitz Golf
Slidell, La.
985-643-6893
leitzgolf.com

Golf Care Center
Bethesda, Md.
301-652-6094
golfcarecenter.com

Dana Rader Golf School
Charlotte
704-542-7635
danarader.com

The Club Shoppe
Murphy, N.C.
828-837-0505
theclubshoppe.com

Golfsmith
Raleigh, N.C.
919-787-9940
golfsmith.com

Victory Custom Golf
Clover, S.C.
803-831-1156
victorycustomgolf.com

Lowcountry Custom Golf
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
843-492-7009
lowcountrycustomgolf.com

Martin's PGA Tour Superstore
North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
843-839-4653
pgatoursuperstore.com

Steve Dresser Golf Academy
Pawleys Island, S.C.
800-397-2678
dressergolf.com

Felix Clubworks
Cordova, Tenn.
901-268-7544
felixclubworks.com

Link to the Links
Columbia, Tenn.
931-334-3831
linktothelinks.com

Golf Fitting Studio
Clifton, Va.
703-988-0187
golffittingstudios.com

Chuck Will Golf Academy
Dulles, Va.
703-932-0537
chuckwillpga.com

Golf Galaxy
Newport News, Va.
757-989-8920
golfgalaxy.com

Hodson Golf
Richmond, Va.
804-475-6311
hodsongolf.com

MIDWEST

Club Champion
(three locations)
Chicago
312-846-1197
clubchampiongolf.com

Golf Galaxy
Schaumburg, Ill.
847-882-3828
golfgalaxy.com

Green Grass Clubfitting
West Chicago, Ill.
630-752-9069
greengrassclubfitting.com

The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort
Plymouth, Ind.
800-935-5616
swanlakeresort.com/learn

Golf USA
Coralville, Iowa
319-625-2105
golfusa.com

Golf MD
Lenexa, Kan.
913-663-5050
golf-md.com

Carl's Golfland
(two locations)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
248-335-8095
carlsgolfland.com

Clor's Outpost
Osseo, Mich.
888-499-8226
outpostgolf.com

Miles of Golf
Ypsilanti, Mich.
734-973-9004
milesofgolf.com

Totally Driven
Bloomington, Minn.
651-578-0501
totallydriven.com

2nd Swing Golf
(two locations)
Minnetonka, Minn.
952-546-1906
2ndswing.com

Golf Galaxy
Plymouth, Minn.
763-559-3600 golfgalaxy.com

Birdies & Tees
Osage Beach, Mo.
573-348-5252
birdiesandtees.com

Robin Nigro Golf Academy
Kansas City, Mo.
816-941-9000
robinnigrogolf.com

Golf Galaxy
Omaha
402-330-3070
golfgalaxy.com

GolfTEC
Omaha
402-905-2990
golftec.com

Conquest Custom Golf
Cincinnati
513-312-1598
conquestcustomgolf.com

GolfTEC
(two locations)
Cleveland
216-454-0074
golftec.com

Golfsmith
Columbus, Ohio
614-475-6030
birdiesandtees.com

Granville Golfland
Granville, Ohio
740-587-4147
granvillegolfland.com

McGolf Custom Clubs
Waverly, Ohio
740-941-GOLF (4653)
mcgolf.net

FW Golf
Wickliffe, Ohio
440-829-0420

SOUTHWEST

Ball Golf Center
Oklahoma City
405-842-2626
ballgolf.com

Golfsmith (I-35)
Austin
512-821-4050
golfsmith.com

CompuGolf Center
Carrollton, Texas
972-242-7888
compugolfcenter.com

Fit 2 Score
Carrollton, Texas
817-247-3110
fit2score.com

Leonard Golf Links
Fort Worth
817-560-0200
leonardgolflinks.com

Edwin Watts Golf
Houston
713-627-2411
edwinwattsgolf.com

Swanson Golf Center
Houston
281-440-1308
swansongolfcenter.com

Cool Clubs
Lewisville, Texas
972-955-7885
coolclubs.com

MK Golf Technologies
San Antonio
210-413-3569
mkgolftech.com

WEST

Cool Clubs
(two locations)
Scottsdale
888-284-9292
http://coolclubs.com

Hot Stix Golf
Scottsdale
480-513-1333
hotstixgolf.com

Carlsbad Golf Center
Carlsbad, Calif.
760-720-4653
carlsbadgolfcenter.com

Cool Clubs (Mariners Point)
Foster City, Calif.
650-212-4004
coolclubs.com

Cool Clubs (Oak Creek)
Irvine, Calif.
949-677-0844
coolclubs.com

Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop
Sacramento
916-808-2526
hagginoaks.com/super-shop

Stadium Golf Center
San Diego
858-277-6667
stadiumgolfcenter.com

Golfsmith
San Jose, Calif.
408-615-7000
golfsmith.com

Roger Dunn Golf Shops
Santa Ana, Calif.
714-558-0074
worldwidegolfshops.com/roger-dunn-golf-shops.html

The Club Fix
Santa Ana, Calif.
714-708-3037
theclubfix.com

The Golf School of Tustin Ranch G.C.
Tustin, Calif.
714-734-2104
tustinranchgolf.com/GolfSchool

GolfTEC (Denver Tech Center)
Denver
303-770-5951
golftec.com

D'Lance Golf Performance Center
Englewood, Colo.
888-344-5877
dlancegolf.com

RedTail Golf Center Beaverton, Ore.
503-646-5166
http://www.golfredtail.com

Edwin Watts Golf
Sandy, Utah
801-571-5770
edwinwattsgolf.com

Gregg Rogers' Golf Performance Centers
Bellevue, Wash.
425-746-1655
http://www.grgolfperformance.com

Puetz Golf
(four locations)
Seattle
206-362-2272
puetzgolf.com

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