HARLAND GRAY CHOSEN AS WORLD’S TOP CLUB FITTER
April 27, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsFor Immediate Release…Santa Fe Springs, CA…With only six months as a full-time Club Fitter and Club Maker, Harland Gray has been recognized as one of KZG’s “World’s Top 100 Club Makers” making him one of thirteen honorees on the West Coast.
“Being a Club Fitter and Club Maker comes natural to me,” said Gray.
To receive this prestigious award, Gray submitted five essay questions, which demonstrated his club making ability, his understanding of matching design to each client, his understanding the business aspect of club making, and his philosophy of the game.
“It feels great to be recognized by your peers,” says Gray. “It is like a business card or union card, it gets you in the door and I’ll have more opportunities to show what I can do.”
Gray began club making as a hobby 10 years ago, creating custom clubs for his family and friends from a shop in his home. In July 2005, Gray decided to pursue club making full-time. He is currently Master Club Fitter and GCA Accredited Advanced Club Maker (Golf Clubmakers Association) at Golf Excellence International in Santa Fe Springs.
"When it comes to custom fitting golf clubs, there are pretenders who take a few static measurements, or ask how a handful of demo clubs feel before making a recommendation, and then there are the contenders," says Jennifer King, President of KZG.
"The contenders are skilled professionals who are passionate about equipment and equipment design. They understand how valuable launch monitor data - such as launch angle, spin rate and ball speed - is to the fitting process. These professionals care about their customers and want to help them improve. KZG's dedication to custom fitting makes it natural for us to want to honor those at the top of this very important profession."
KZG created a panel of independent industry insiders and equipment experts to select the most skilled club makers around the world. The Top 100 Club Fitters Awards is just one of several ways KZG is working to raise awareness of the importance of true custom-fitting when it comes to golf equipment.
For more information on Golf Excellence International check out www.golfexcellence.net.
For more information on KZG check out www.KZGolf.com.