PING Recognizes Golf Academy at Celebration

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The Golf Academy at Celebration Golf Club in Central Florida has been named by PING , the club fitting leader and pioneer golf company, as one of the distinguished Top 100 National Fitters of the Year for 2014. The recognition salutes authorized PING Fitters who have demonstrated the highest commitment to custom fitting and the promotion of its benefits to golfers of all abilities.

“We’re proud to recognize these fitters because they have shown an ongoing and sincere dedication to vital hands-on work of helping golfers experience the benefits of custom fit PING equipment first hand,” said PING CEO & Chairman, John Solheim. “They seek out our industry leading technology and take a vested interest in helping golfers hit it farther and straighter through their fitting expertise. Their dedication to the importance of fitting supports PING’s mission to make the game easier and more enjoyable for players of every ability level. In turn, we will continue to offer fitters the most current training and education practices with innovative new tools, software and research.”

PING offers certified fitting accounts multiple tools and software to dial in a more precise fit while making the process easy, cost effective and convenient. They include the Advanced Fitting System(AFS), which features a new light fitting cart for 2015 that provides improved flexibility and access to interchangeable drivers, irons and shafts. Proprietary software includes the iPING putter app(a free download on the Apple App Store for iPhone and IPad touch), nFlight ,nFlight Mobile and nFlight Motion, an app created by PING developers to work with Sky Pro Swing Analyzer for recommending a driver model, loft and shaft after only three swings.

The Golf Academy at Celebration Golf Club truly celebrates golf at every level. The instructors take pride in developing a wide range of junior talents, as well as introducing the game of golf to hundreds of golfers every year. Their friendly and personal approach allows each student to learn at their own level of ability. Private and group lessons are available as well as clinics, golf schools and a Junior Golf Academy. The Golf 101 Development Program offers professional instruction that is affordable, enjoyable and less intimidating. After completion, players can continue in their development at their own pace.

The outstanding practice facilities at the Academy were specifically designed and created for teaching golf in a private atmosphere. The teaching center includes a 2700 square foot PING fitting and teaching studio, and is a dedicated practice facility located on the east side of the magnificent 7000+ yard Celebration Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Robert Trent Jones Jr. design collaboration. The practice area features fairway quality grass tees, high quality range balls, a short game area with pitching greens and several bunkers. Also the specifically designed slopes were created to assist students master uphill, downhill and side hill lies.

Kenny Nairn, Scottish PGA Professional and Nick Lawson, Director of Instruction, have the staff and the experience to design a specific program and personally fit players to the proper clubs and balls to enhance their game. For more information go to or call 407-566-4653, extension 4606.


Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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