(LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 12, 2005) – The Professional CLUBMAKERS’ Society (PCS) announced 13 graduates of its Advanced Fitting School held Oct. 1-3, 2005, at the organization’s International Headquarters, the Elmore Just Clubmakers Cottage, in Louisville, Ky. The attendees covered all aspects of properly fitting golfers with precisely matched components to create a set of professionally fit golf clubs.
This school uses the PCS-approved fitting process that includes observations, launch monitor data, the PCS Fitting Form to gather fitting data, the PCS Swing Speed Chart to determine initial shaft flex, PCS analysis recommendations, and the PCS Equalizer to formulate build to specifications.
PCS Advanced Fitting Schools also will be held at the PCS Headquarters on Nov. 7-9, 2005, and Feb. 27-March 1, 2006.
For more information on the PCS Advanced Fitting School or the PCS One-Day Clubmaking and Repair Skills Training Program contact PCS Certification Coordinator Glen Torstrick (800/548-6094, email@example.com). Openings still are available for the Nov. 7-9 PCS Advanced Fitting School. The Feb. 27-March 1, 2006, PCS Advanced Fitting School will immediately precede the 15th Annual PCS International Symposium and Expo, which will be held at the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Ky., March 2-5, 2005.
Receiving certificates for completing the PCS Advanced Fitting School were Tom Cook, Sr., Pat Ryan Golf, Minnetonka, Minn.; Tony Curro, Tru-Fit Custom Clubfitters, Latham, N.Y.; Jim DeBruine, The Golf Connection, Waukesha, Wis.; John Huheey, Hugoclubfitter, Lebanon, Tenn.; Sam Jones, Jones Golf Shop, Pell City, Ala.; Jacques LeMoyne, The Clubhouse & More, Erie, Pa.; Mark Martens, Golf Clubs and Repairs, McMurray, Pa.; Larry Parker, Eagle Custom Golf, Weyers Cave, Va.; Dennis Patton, Liberty Custom Golf, Liberty, Mo.; Larry Seeley, Nosliceclubs, Oshkosh, Wis.; Bob Totzke, Tee-Up Clubs and Repairs, Jasper, Ga.; Bill Weitzel, Conquest Custom Golf, Cleves, Ohio; and Ed Winder, Sr., Creekside Golf, LLC, Middle Island, N.Y.
Led by PCS Executive Technical Director Bob Dodds, the teaching team for the PCS Advanced Fitting School included 2003 PCS Clubmaker of the Year Bob Uebehlor, Uebelhor Golf, Indianapolis, Ind.; 2004 PCS Clubmaker of the Year Jerry Hoefling, Sr., The Club Doctor, Saginaw, Mich.; and PCS Certified "Class A" Clubmaker Baron Horne, Louisville, Ky.
Combining classroom instruction with hands-on practical demonstrations, the PCS Advanced Fitting School guides clubmakers through all steps necessary to measure and fit golfers and select components matched to the golfer’s swing and ability. Attendees also received a CD filled with 15-minute summaries of different fitting processes demonstrated by some of the world’s best club fitting experts.
The PCS, an independent professional society of more than 1,000 clubmakers, is the largest independent professional association of golf clubmakers in the world. It offers three certification exams that combine a written portion with a hands-on skills test, which is the most rigorous, continually updated certification process in the clubmaking industry.
PCS members pledge adherence to a strict Code of Ethics that prohibits knowingly selling or representing counterfeit components or golf clubs. As independent Golf Equipment Professionals®, PCS members can recommend any combination of components that best fit an individual golfer’s swing.
PCS offers a full range of member benefits and educational services, which are described in more detail on its website, www.proclubmakers.org. To obtain a list of PCS certified clubmakers, please use the Clubmaker Locator Service on the PCS website, or call PCS at 800/548-6094.
Professional CLUBMAKERS’ Society (PCS)
70 Persimmon Ridge Drive
Louisville, Kentucky, 40245
800/548-6094; 502/241-2817 (fax)