Mizuno has extended its consumer custom club fitting service with the opening of a new English National Fitting Centre that feature Truetrike golf practice mats.
The Mizuno staffed centre at Pachesham Park, Surrey follows in the footsteps of Mizuno’s Scottish Fitting Centre in Cumbernauld.
The English National Fitting Centre at Pachesham Park Golf Centre offers a combined indoor and outdoor test facility to prescribe Mizuno custom fitted golf equipment. TrueStrike mats, customised for Mizuno, have been installed in both the indoor and outdoor areas so visitors can play from a surface that accurately replicates fairway play. An indoor fitting suite using high-speed cameras and customised Mizuno data analysis is combined with an outdoor driving bay to provide a complete test experience.
An array of over 400 woods, utilities, irons and wedges add an extra dimension to Pachesham’s technical service. The vast range of custom options and shaft varieties available enable Mizuno’s fitters to confirm the accuracy of their indoor test data with real ball flights.
Mark Duncombe, Mizuno Custom Fitting Specialist at Pachesham commented on why TrueStrike golf mats were chosen for their fitting centre
“When we are fitting it is really important to us to give our customers the most realistic fitting experience possible. When using a normal range mat the club will tend to bounce and skid, making it nearly impossible to get a true reflection of the clubs performance once on the golf course. The TrueStrike mat really enhances our customers experience by giving them the opportunity to test our extensive range of equipment on a surface that really gives some resistance and is much, much more comparable to grass.When you couple this sort of enhanced feel with the durability TrueStrike mats provide you really do have a winning product.”
Andy Kikidas, Product Manager for Mizuno commented, “The first fitting suite in Cumbernauld, Scotland has been fully booked since we opened in April 2004 – with a waiting list of about two weeks. As a result we’ve recently opened a second fitting suite at Cumbernauld to accommodate double the amount of guests.
“The new Pachesham Park Fitting Centre offers the added advantage of weekend and evening openings, enabling us to service even more golfers each week. The centre is run by Mizuno staff as a pure service facility. Our aim is to help golfers discover which equipment best helps their game – without the pressure of being sold to.”
One hour appointments at both the new English and Scottish National Fitting Centres can be booked though the Mizuno stockists listed on www.mizunoeurope.com.
The English National Fitting Centre at Pachesham Park, Leatherhead, Surrey is open 7 days a week, excluding bank holidays from 9am-8pm weekdays and 9am-5pm weekends.
The Scottish National Fitting Centre at Cumbernauld, Scotland is open 8am-4pm, weekdays only.