Golf equipment: Get FitMarch 26, 2013

America's 100 Best Clubfitters

Where average golfers should go to find instant improvement

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 The guy had been using outdated clubs that were hurting his wrists.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."


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/golfacademy](http://www.grandcypress.com/golfacademy)

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