Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

What makes a good club­fit­ting fa­cil­ity? Firstly, it should be ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic, and sec­ondly it must of­fer an ar­ray of clubs from top man­u­fac­tur­ers. Mas­ter fit­ter Greg Smith, based at the Wits Golf Academy in Johannesburg, says the pub­lic must un­der­stand the dif­fer­ence be­tween “true” or in­de­pen­dent club-fit­ters in South Africa, and those who work with spe­cific ma­jor brands.

“I build clubs from scratch, us­ing cost-ef­fec­tive com­po­nent parts, while also as­sist­ing golfers who want ad­just­ments to sets they have bought off the rack,” says Smith. “The only other peo­ple who do this are at Golf Sci­ence in Cape Town, plus Charles Rich who is set­ting up an academy in Mos­sel Bay. Golf Sci­ence do, how­ever, pro­mote their pricey Miura and Wis­hon brands when fit­ting.

“These ‘true’ club-fit­ters will also help with ba­sic re­pairs to clubs, a fa­cil­ity which many on­course golf shops don’t pro­vide to­day.”

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