WHERE TO GO FOR PROFESSIONAL CLUB FITTING
Club Fitting Like a Tour Professional - Locations and Equipment
Most of your golf retail stores or golf courses now offer golf club demonstrations and club fitting if you are interested in getting fit for new clubs or golf balls. If you are looking for club fitting facilities that specialize in a certain brand of clubs such as Cleveland, TaylorMade, PING, etc., then check out a few of these nearby Chicagoland facilities ...
A fabulous new facility for club-fitting and club-making if you are interested in Cleveland Golf Clubs and Srixon Golf Balls is located at Bolingbrook Golf Club in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Other super locations for specialized club-fitting include TaylorMade Club-Fitting at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois and PING Club-Fitting at Balmoral Woods in Crete, Illinois (ask for Bill Abrams or Rick Thomas).
Club Champion in downtown Chicago also offers superb club-fitting facilities for all types of golf equipment with skilled professionals onsite.
INSIDER VIEW OF ERIN HILLS AND THE 2017 U.S. OPEN
Guest Writer, Len Ziehm
ERIN, Wis. - The hoopla was extraordinary when Erin Hills first welcomed golfers in 2006. The very upscale public course on the outskirts of Milwaukee was even awarded a U.S. Golf Assn. national championship (the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links) before its land was even seeded.
By 2009 - following an ownership change from creator Bob Lang to Milwaukee businessman Andy Ziegler, co-founder of the investment firm Artisan Partners -- Erin Hills was named a site for both the 2011 U.S. Amateur and the 2017 U.S. Open. Frankly, I couldn't understand why.
The main reason, it seemed, was that Mike Davis - then the USGA director of competitions and now its executive director - saw great promise for the place. But, in my first three visits to the course, spread over several years, the layout seemed to be in flux...