Traditionally golf professionals were skilled in the art of club and ball making and carrying out repairs to wooden clubs, constructing clubs for a variety of purposes and through renovation techniques extending the useable life of a club. As the demand for this expertise slowly diminished, due to the manufacturing capability of golf companies, the professional concentrated his or her efforts on other aspects of the subject.
The need to work with wooden clubs is now extinct but has been replaced with the concept of custom fitting and customisation. PGA Professionals should be able to offer a full service to the users of their place of work.
More recently with the introduction of new materials into the construction process it is important that the PGA Professional has knowledge of materials, construction processes and how they can influence performance and a clubs playability. This module focuses on shafts, grips and balls.
Modern day working practices require the professional to understand and meet the required legislation laid down for the health and safety of employees and the public alike.
This module will introduce students to a number of customisation techniques to develop their understanding of equipment technology, its terminology and current workshop practices.