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Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Professional CLUBMAKERS' Society Graduates 16 from PCS 3-Day Advanced Fitting School
(LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 6, 2006) - Sixteen clubmakers graduated from the Professional CLUBMAKERS' Society (PCS) Three-Day Advanced Fitting School, held Feb. 27-March 1 at the PCS International Headquarters, the Elmore Just Clubmakers Cottage, located at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course in Louisville, Ky. The PCS Three-Day Advanced Fitting School delves into the detail of professionally fitting golf clubs to individual golfers. It begins with an understanding of the individual golfer's swing characteristics and which combination of golf club components will help that person have the best opportunity to play better golf. Attendees learn to compare head, shaft and grip components through a fitting process.

Receiving graduation awards were. . .
Bill Kelly, The Golf Club Pro, Santa Barbara, California
Bruce Taylor, Bee Tee Golf, Middletown, Maryland
Cleve Porter, The Golf Club, Inc, Marietta, Georgia
Dale Moser, Dale's Custom Clubs, Berkely Springs, West Virginia
Frank Roderick, PCS Member, University City, Missouri
Gary Kozun, Performance Clubs, County of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
James Woodward, Jim's Golf Club Repair, Ruckersville, Virginia
John Hynan, PCS Member, Newark, Deleware
John Schiavone, Rocket Science Golf, Staten Island, New York
John Slabach, John's Golf, Crestline, Ohio
Ken Racca, Ken's Custom Clubs, Wappinger Falls, New York
Oyvind Kjellsen, KjellsenGolf, Gasholt, Norway
Ron Burleson, Corona Custom Golf, Corona, California
Scott Hammett, PCS Member, Gaffney, South Carolina
Victor Gallo, PCS Member, North Caldwell, New Jersey
Wayne Yngstrom, PCS Member, Huntington Station, New York

Instructors for the PCS Three-Day Advanced Fitting School were PCS Executive Technical Director Bob Dodds, PCS Advanced Professional "Class A" Clubmaker Rene Cleaver, ClubMasters, Cheltenham, England; PCS Advanced Professional "Class A" Clubmaker Jerry Hoefling, Sr., The Club Doctor, Saginaw, Mich.; and PCS Advanced Professional "Class A" Clubmaker Bob Uebelhor, Uebehlor Custom Golf, Indianapolis, Ind. Cleaver, Hoefling and Uebelhor are the 2005, 2004, and 2003 PCS Clubmakers of the Year, respectively.

The PCS Three-Day Advanced Fitting School will be held two more times in 2006 at the PCS International Headquarters in Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 14-16 and Oct. 16-18. The PCS also offers a One-Day Clubmaking and Repair Skills Training Program, which will be held next at the PCS International Headquarters in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 9.

For more information on the PCS Three-Day Advanced Fitting School or the One-Day Clubmaking and Repair Skills Training Program contact PCS Executive Technical Director Bob Dodds (800/548-6094, bob@proclubmakers.org) or PCS Certification Coordinator Glen Torstrick (800/548-6094, glen@proclubmakers.org). The school and the training can be offered in various locations by PCS Certified "Class A" Clubmakers. Contact Bob or Glen regarding availability.

The PCS is the largest independent professional association of golf clubmakers in the world. It offers the most comprehensive certification in the industry, consisting of individual Clubmaking, Club Repair and Club Fitting certifications, each of which consists of a 250-question written test and a practical, hands-on skills exam. PCS offers a full range of member benefits and educational services, which are described in more detail on its website, www.proclubmakers.org. PCS members adhere to a strict ethical code, refusing to knowingly represent counterfeit golf clubs or components. 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.
Contact:
Bob Dodds
bob@proclubmakers.org

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