SOURCE: PGA of America

PGA of America

April 01, 2010 16:33 ET

Free Equipment Fittings in April During PGA Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) -  Before you start playing golf this season, make sure you have proper-fitting equipment in your bag by taking advantage of PGA Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month in April.

During PGA Free Fitting & Trade-Up Month, participating PGA and LPGA Professionals across the country provide free 15-minute equipment fitting sessions to help golfers determine whether or not they are playing with clubs that are properly fit for their swing. PGA and LPGA Professionals can give expert advice to help golfers identify properly fitted clubs.

In addition, PGA and LPGA Professionals authorized by the PGA Trade-In Network can help golfers trade in their golf club based on fair market values as determined by the Value Guide, the National Standard for Golf Club Values. This allows golfers to trade in obsolete clubs for credit to modernize and purchase new equipment more economically.

"What a great way to get the golf season started by receiving expert advice from a PGA or LPGA Professional during a one-on-one free equipment fitting session," PGA of America President Jim Remy said. "Having the right equipment is critical to improving your game and trading in used clubs is a more affordable way to purchase properly fit equipment featuring the latest technology. And, don't forget to trade in the unused clubs that are sitting in your garage or closet."

More than 3,000 PGA/LPGA Professionals have participated each year, giving an average of 33,000 free fittings in each of the past four years. Players who are fit by a PGA/LPGA Professional are able to drive the ball straighter and longer; hit all shots more accurately; have noticeably better distance control; and shave strokes with better short game execution.

Go to and find a participating PGA/LPGA Professional who will give you a free 15-minute club fitting.

Golfers who receive the free fittings in April are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, provided by The PGA of America and Golf Digest. Four lucky runners-up will win a set of clubs provided by Cobra, TaylorMade and Adams.

The PGA of America teams with Golf Digest, the PGA Trade-In Network and the Value Guide to sponsor this equipment-themed consumer promotion during the month of April.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Randy Stutzman, PGA of America (Email Contact), 561-624-8438
    Tammy Boclair, Alday Communications (Email Contact), 615-791-1535, x26