WHERE TO GET FIT
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.”