RDGCC named top 100 Callaway club fitter in North America

One local golf course is being recognized among the best on the continent.

The Red Deer Golf and Country Club received the honour earlier this spring, when they were named as a top 100 Callaway club fitter in North America. In Canada alone, Callaway has more than 1,500-course representatives.

RDGCC head professional Dean Manz said the award came unexpectedly this week and he’s extremely proud of his team for all the work they do behind the scenes.

“The account is based on volume and dollars. Personally, we’ve never won an award in North America so it’s a huge feather in our cap for the Red Deer Golf and Country Club,” he said.

It’s a huge honour. We’re very lucky with the great members we have at the club who have supported the golf shop and bought their merchandise through us. Even with the current state of the economy, it’s been a true testament to what we’re doing here at the club.”

The award is based on volume and dollars related to custom club fittings and orders across North America and Callaway Canada GM Bruce Carroll said it shows how connected RDGCC is with its members.

“I think it says that the Top 100 accounts are servicing their members and fitting them with the best equipment to maximize their game,” he said.

Manz added that a lot of the credit goes to Chris Melbourne, RDGCC’s associate professional.

“He’s one of the main reasons we won the award. He’s the master fitter at the club and he’s created a great following in his tenure as a professional,” Manz said, adding that a lot of custom club fittings they are able to do come from members or referrals.

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