SERVING GOLFERS BETTER
QUTUB GC GETS NEW CLUB FITTING STUDIO
The National Capital got its first-ever Club Fitting Studio last month when four-time European Tour winner SSP Chawrasia inaugurated the facility at the Qutub Golf Club in Lado Sarai. The two-time Hero Indian Open champion made a short visit to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) managed public course just after receiving the Arjuna Award by President of India Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Studio is being operated by his long-time friend Sundeep Verma, who was also his manager during the Rio Olympic Games last year. Verma has been fitting clubs for some of the top Indian pros including the likes of Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Shiv Kapur, Anirban Lahiri, Himmat Rai and Gaganjeet Bhullar.
Chimmy’s Club Fitting Studio, located right next to the driving range at Qutub GC, will offer a golfer the ultimate custom fitting experience. The facility uses Mitchell Clubfitting and club making equipment to customize clubs besides using the services of Trackman, foresight and flightscope launch monitors.
The studio also offers repair services – regripping, reshafting, frequency matching golf shafts, swing weight customization and spine alignment of golf shafts etc.
Top brands like Calllaway, TaylorMade, Ping, Titleist, PXG, Mizuno, etc. are available.
Speaking about the increasing interest about club fitting among professionals, Chawrasia said: “Club fitting was relatively unknown when I started playing as a pro. As more and more professionals competed overseas, their knowledge improved. If such a thing existed 20 years ago, our golfers would have performed far better internationally.
“It’s a great thing to have a Club Fitting studio in Delhi. To compete with top pros you need to have customized clubs. The weight of the stick and the length of the shaft etc. should be modified according to one’s swing, posture and body weight. All these things help you drive better and achieve better results.”
The 39-year-old has started a foundation in his name at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club to support talented kids. Chawrasia had also sponsored return tickets to USA for kids who had qualified for the US Kids World Golf Championship (held at Pinehurst, North Carolina).
(Read more in the October issue of Golf Digest India. Download here.)