PING’s fitting programs are a continuation of Karsten Solheim’s pioneering work in custom fitting. Participants in the programs have been certified by PING to provide the most comprehensive and accurate fittings available. Authorized fitters rely on a variety of tools, including the interchangeable drivers and irons offered in the Advanced Fitting System (AFS), to ensure your clubs match your individual needs. Our most recent technology includes the nFlight Motion wireless driver-fitting tool and the iPING Putter App, two more innovations that give you the opportunity to make sure every club is custom fit and custom built.

Ranked as the leader in custom fitting in a recent consumer survey

by a 3-to-1 margin, PING has trained thousands of fitters in order to bring the benefits of custom fitting to all golfers.

Factory-trained PING club fitters spend three days

at our plant in Phoenix, learning about PING products, how they are manufactured, and how to fit golf clubs "Karsten's way." The result is that every authorized PING Fitting Cart Account is staffed with knowledgeable, factory-trained personnel who are able to custom-fit a golfer for a complete set of PING golf clubs.


In 2013, PING announced a new program that distinguishes its Top 100 National Fitters of the Year. The awards salute those Authorized PING Fitters who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.

“Because of their expertise, these fitters are helping golfers across the country realize the benefits of playing custom-fit and custom-built PING equipment,” said John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO. “On top of that, they offer exceptional customer service that builds trust and loyalty in their golf operation and the PING brand. We’ll continue to support them with ongoing training and education, plus innovative new fitting tools, software and research. These fitters can serve an important role, bringing more people to the sport by demonstrating how properly fit equipment helps them play better and enjoy the game more.”

For a complete list of the 2013 national winners, click the logo at right.

Past National PING Fitters of the Year

YearRecipientClubCity, State
2012Carolyn Echols and StaffThe Eagle Zone Golf CenterGreenville, S.C.
2011Susan Roll and StaffCarlsbad Golf CenterCarlsbad, Calif.
2010Fred VanSteen & Dale BriggsKnollwood FairwaysSouthern Pines, N.C.
2009John Lyberger & StaffCongressional C.C.Bethesda, MD
2008Golf StaffMiles of GolfYpsilanti, MI
2007Rob McNamaraFarmington Country ClubCharlottesville, VA
2006Donnie MassengaleMassengale Golf AcademySpring, TX
2005Ray CutrightIdle Hour Golf Learning CenterMacon, GA
2004Golf StaffHaggin OaksSacramento, CA
2003Rodney RoysterBlackhawk Golf ClubGalena, OH
2002Golf StaffSea Island Golf Club and Golf Learning CenterSea Island, GA
2001John SpelmanRichland Country ClubNashville, TN
2000Rich TockOzaukee Country ClubMilwaukee, WI
1999Sam BrewerNorth Ridge Country ClubRaleigh, NC
1998Dean FrankiewiczChesterfield Valley Golf CenterSt. Louis, MO
1997Gene MattareSaucon Valley Country ClubBethlehem, PA