Advisory Board

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Since its introduction in 2008, KBS has worked hand-in-hand with PGA Professionals nationwide. PGA Professionals are an integral part of the game and drive the industry. As a brand, KBS would not be where it is today without the support of PGA members. KBS is a proud sponsor of the PGA and our network of industry leaders who represent the KBS Advisory Board.


Golf Performance Center Manager & Master Club Fitter, Sea Island

Georgia Section

A Golf Digest Top 100 Fitter in 2013, Craig Allan at the Sea Island Golf Performance Center is nationally renowned in the custom fitting industry. Craig’s students are wide ranging and include some of the most recognizable marquee players on the PGA Tour.

“I fit with KBS because it’s a quality product and offers a variety of options for every player.”


PGA Head Professional, Findlay Country Club

Ohio Section

Based at Findlay Country Club, Chadwick Bain is a passionate PGA Professional and energetic member of the KBS Advisory Board. He brings innovative ideas to the table, swings for the fences, and offers valuable insight how club fitting plays a role at his club and others across the country.

According to Chad Bain, “At Findlay Country Club, we’re strong supporters of the KBS Shaft brand due to their versatile fitting matrix, support for PGA Professionals, and tour proven quality and performance.”


Head PGA Professional, Meridian Hills Country Club

Indiana Section

Head Golf Professional Jack Barber is a long-time supporter of KBS. At Meridian Hills Country Club he demonstrates a passion for teaching- instructing over 1,600 lessons annually by combining his industry knowledge with love for the game.

“KBS Golf Shafts are fantastic. I already play, fit, and believe in the product. I recommend every professional to connect and grow with KBS.”

Michael Breed

PGA Director of Instruction, Manhattan Woods Golf Club

New York Section

A friend of shaft designer Kim Braly, Michael’s been playing KBS Golf Shafts on his own accord. As the 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year, he’s also a true supporter of the brand.

“What do I like about KBS? You can literally fit everybody and get them better performance and a better trajectory.”

Kyle Cronkright

Director of Fitting, Jim McClean Golf Center

Texas Section

As Director of Fitting at Jim McClean Golf Center Kyle applies his club fitting knowledge assisting golfers of all skill levels. He was ranked a Top-100 Titleist Club Fitter in 2009.

According to Kyle Cronkright, “I fit with KBS to ensure my network of players can reach their highest level.”

Ray Cutright

Director of Golf, Idle Hour Golf Club

Georgia Section

A valuable golf industry expert, Ray Cutright has been awarded “Top Teacher” by Golf Digest 4 times. For over 40 years Ray has demonstrated the interrelationship of fitting and teaching to achieve optimal results.

“I am a firm believer in education. Like instruction, the PGA Professional must have the ability to constantly educate themselves on quality and innovative-driven products like KBS. This helps to improve a golfer’s ability to hit repetitive golf swing motion that produces a consistent ball flight.


General Manager & Director of Golf, Wynlakes Golf & Country Club

Alabama Section

34-year PGA of America member Brent Krause is a decorated PGA Professional serving on numerous boards and committees within the Dixie Section. Brent’s custom fitting expertise ensures exciting results for a competitive edge at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club.

According to Brent Krause, “It’s important for teachers to look like they are in the business of teaching; by extension- it is important for club fitters to look like they are in the business of club fitting! We look like club fitters. And we use KBS to fit our members.”


Owner, ForeGolf

Killeen Castle Golf Club, Ireland

One of Europe’s most respected custom club makers and custom fitting experts, Derek is a former European Tour Technician, GCA World Clubmaker of the Year and Equipment Editor at Golf Digest Ireland. He offers independent advice on equipment selection and setup to all golfers as well as some of the world’s top touring professionals. Derek oversees custom club programs at some of the words most prestigious golf clubs.

According to Derek Murray, “KBS shafts offer us a very unique range of products that allows us to hand build the perfect golf club for our clients.”


Director of Instruction, Red Hawk Ridge

Colorado Section

As Director of Instruction at Red Hawk Ridge, Doug Rikkers understands the importance of combining teaching with fitting and strives to get every student in the shaft that works for them and rewards their good swings.

“When getting fit for irons, finding the right shaft flexes and weight is key in determining how the cub will feel and perform. That’s what’s so great about KBS shafts; their wide range of flex and weight options means they have the right shaft for players of all skill levels.”


Head Golf Coach, SRG Eagles Junior Golf Development

North Texas Section

As the Owner and Director of Instruction at Scott Robbins Golf, Scott applies a progressive model designed to assist developing players through individual ability and pace. Honored as a Top-50 instructor annually since 2006 by Golf Range Magazine, Scott teaches values about developing players to be successful inside and outside the game of golf.

According to Scott Robbins, “KBS shafts, through its quality control and consistency, have been my favorite steel shaft to play and recommend to my players. The new 560/580 shaft for transitioning junior golfers are proving to be my preferred recommendation for this fast growing population.”


PGA Professional & Owner, Carlsbad Golf Center

Southern California Section

At Carlsbad Golf Center, PGA Professional Susan Roll and her staff look to fit players with KBS Golf Shafts every chance they get to ensure their customers leave happy and with the best performance. Susan joined the KBS Advisory Board after seeing their team’s commitment to innovation and performance.

“Our staff members fit players with KBS Golf Shafts for the superior feel, trajectory, and distance they provide.”

Dale Smigelsky

Head PGA Professional, Collindale Golf Academy

Colorado Section

A PGA Professional since age 19, Dale Smigelsky operates a year round business in “The Centennial State”. A municipal golf course with a top-tier Teaching & Clubfitting facility, Collindale Golf Academy underscores the importance of getting custom fit to achieve success.

“At Collindale Golf Academy we educate our customers about the performance benefits of KBS shafts and affordability of custom club building to improve your game.”


Owner, Bob Van Sweden’s Golf Repair Center

Florida Section

A St. Petersburg FL native, Bob Van Sweden is the only 2x National Fitter of the Year for TaylorMade-adidas Golf. His business philosophy highlights the importance and value of custom fitting players with KBS Golf Shafts for longer and straighter shots.

According to Bob Van Sweden, "Every day I try to fit players the best I can- whether they are a touring pro or a weekend player. When I see them coming in weeks later after being fitted and saying to me they dropped strokes off their game because of my help, it makes all the hard work and long hours worth it. I have one of the best jobs in the world."


Owner & Custom Club Fitter, Golf Studio 360

Florida Section

Lyndon’s tenure at Golf Studio 360 spans 14 years in the golf business fitting, teaching and training players. His expertise and exceptional club building skills gives golfers confidence in the performance of every club on every shot.

“Setting up equipment correctly is more than just giving a player ideal numbers. As a teaching professional and club fitter I build golf clubs for some of the best players in the world and KBS product is one that I trust to deliver the results needed at the highest level.”

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