announces staff update.
Charles Kilkenny now owns the golf shop and will be available for lessons and fittings.
Call for more information.
announces new Customer Loyalty Benefit Program
One of the questions I
get asked the most here in the shop is:
services can I expect for my fitting fees, in addition
to my equipment purchase?"
I now have a clear
answer to that question.
The CLBP is a
program being designed to reward and benefit all those
who are going to be fitted, or have already been fitted,
here at the shop in Fishkill. It is designed to reward
my past, present, and future clients with outstanding
customer service that is guaranteed to help you play
Here is just a sample
of the program, that will be fully implemented once the
2007 golf season starts. Remember, this program will be
INCLUDED in your purchase of any Fitting.
- Lifetime iron lie
and loft check ups and adjustments as long as you
own the clubs.
- Discounts on future
- Discounts on future
repairs, and in some cases, free repairs.
- Free polishing/clean
up as needed.
- Free shipping on any
phone, email, or internet orders thereafter.
- Discounts on future
purchases and fittings.
- Trade in bonuses.
- One free 15 minute
lesson a year, on request.
- A copy of your swing
on CD-ROM or DVD, on request.
- Free Junior Fitting
with purchase (under 10)
Can you think of
anything else? Just ask...
I thank you for the privilege
of being your clubmaker and clubfitter.
Custom Clubs and Fishkill Golf Club named as finalists
for 2006 Mizuno Fitter of the Year
Ken Racca and Fishkill
Golf Club are proud to be named finalists for the 2006
Mizuno Fitter of the Year Award.
joins Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals
Ken reaffirms his
commitment to being the most advanced clubfitting
professional available by joining the AGCP.
- AGCP members are
tested on their knowledge and skills and graded by a
Certification Board of Review made up of some of the
finest Clubmakers in the World..
- AGCP members have
attended some of the best schools in the U. S.
- AGCP members have
some of the finest equipment made to fit, measure
and build golf clubs in their shops. Their equipment
is listed on the site with their name.
- AGCP members are
required to send in references from their customers
testifying to their ability.
- AGCP members spend
each day communicating with a peer group of some of
the finest Clubmakers anywhere. The AGCP
membership’s private E-mail list provides them
with the combined talents of the entire organization
to call upon for consultation when needed.
- Many of our AGCP
members offer a Money Back Guarantee.
- AGCP members build
and sell some of the finest, highest quality golf
clubs made by anybody, anywhere. Our clubs are
fitted and assembled by skilled craftsmen dedicated
to being the best in their chosen profession and
each part is blueprinted, balanced, weighed, and
assembled to the tightest tolerances possible. No
mass production club can compare to a fitted, custom
made set of golf clubs made by our certified
Matteson Wins on the PGA TOUR!!!
Troy Matteson wins the
Frys.com Open in Las Vegas with a
score of -22 under
28.3 putts per round
(lowest was 26 in Round 2)
1.644 putts on Greens
“He made a bunch of
good putts all day long, you name it, he made it,”
said Hoffman referring to Matteson’s day on the
What putter did he use,
PUTTER A1 Original Series!
to Troy and the great staff at Heavy Putter for a well
deserved victory on the PGA TOUR!
achieves all three levels of PCS Certification
Ken passes the Class A
Club Repair Exam, and is one of only a handful of club
makers to hold all three levels of PCS Class A
becomes an authorized SkyCaddie retailer
Never guess at a
yardage again with the SkyCaddie. For more information
check out www.skygolfgps.com
becomes an SMT Elite dealer
SMT Golf, makers of the
"Winningest Component Heads in Golf History",
are now available at Ken's Custom Clubs in component and
custom fitted forms. Try the new Indio and Encore
completes PCS Advanced Fitting School
Ken is dedicated to
being the most educated, highly trained, and advanced
fitter in the game of golf today. Can your Clubmaker say
becomes an authorized Callaway Dealer
Starting December 1st
we will be an authorized Callaway dealer. Get a fitting
for the new FT-3 driver, or X-18 irons.
becomes an Authorized Taylor Made Dealer
Ken has officially
become a Taylor Made dealer as of July 1st. Now you can
be fit for some of the most popular equipment in the
game, like the R7 Quad.
becomes an official Mitsubishi Rayon dealer.
The Diamana shaft that
Tiger is playing on Tour is available for new club
assembly, or reshafting. Check out www.mitsubishirayon.com for more info.
signs on to be an official UST TOUR Shop
Working together in a
strategic partnership, United Sports Technologies and
Ken's Custom Clubs have brought to the custom clubmaking
market a new approach for custom club fitting. The
concept was simple. If the pro’s are using different
and unique shaft designs to optimize their game, then
why can’t the serious golfer use the same product? The
answer to this question is the UST Tour Shop Program.
Now you too can “Play What the Pro’s Play”.
attends the PCS EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky
Ken will be attending
the PCS EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky from March 3rd to
the 6th. The PCS EXPO brings together the best
clubmakers and equipment companies for an intensive 3
days of seminars, workshops, and clinics. For more info
attends historic Clubfitting Technology Group Conference
Ken had the privilege
of attending the first ever conference of the Clubfitting
Technology Group ( CTG ) in Scottsdale, Arizona. This
group is comprised of the best golf shops, clubmakers
and vendors today. Check out the pictures on my Pics
Ken is named GCA
New York State Clubmaker of the Year
I am truly honored to be the first ever recipient of
this award. I pledge to uphold the highest standard
possible in all my work to honor the tradition of all
the clubmakers who have inspired me through the years.
Thanks to all those who have supported me.
Golfsmith's Master Craftsman Course
Ken succesfully completes the Master Craftman Course
at Golfsmith's Headquarters in Austin, Texas. The
ability to custom grind all types of golf clubs is a
valuable skill and a great way to enhance the
playability of your golf clubs.
Ken works on TOUR
I recently worked on the PGA TOUR, this time at the
Buick Championship in Cromwell, CT. at the TPC of River
Highlands. The entire day was spent with the TOUR reps
from ACCRA, UST and Royal Precision. It really was a
great learning experience to see the best players in the
world, and the equipment reps they work with every day.
Special thanks to Gavin at ACCRA!
Ken becomes a
Certified Rifle Center
Ken has passed the Certified Rifle Center exam, and
is now one of only 115 shops in the country that is a
Certified Rifle installer. I was fortunate to attend the
class at Royal Preciaions headquarters in Torrington,
CT. If you have never hit a properly fitted and built
Rifle shaft, you don't know what you are missing. Many
thanks to Howard and Dan at Swing Science for such a
Ken becomes a
Certified Accra Partner
Ken is pleased to announce that he will
continue to offer the best products available in the game
by becoming a Certified Accra Partner. These shafts which
are hugely popular on the Nationwide and PGA Tours offer
exceptional quality, playability and feel.
Ken signs on with
Ken is proud to announce we will be
carrying Nippon shafts. Nippon makes some of best steel
shafts in the game, and is widely used on the LPGA Tour.
Light weight and superb feel are the hallmarks of this
Nakashima Demo Day
Fishkill Golf will be the site of the July
5th Nakashima Demo Day. In attendance will be Ken's
Professional Long Drive Consultant Eric Schubert, along
with top local pro's. Please stop by to try the awesome
NP-1 Woods with the best shafts in the game today.
exclusive charter dealer for Ashton Golf
Ken just signed the agreement to become
one of the first dealer/distributors for Ashton Golf,
makers of champion long drive head, the X-1. Look for
assembled and component sales in our Online Proshop.
More details coming soon!
Eric Schubert joins
Ken's staff as long drive consultant
Professional long drive competitor Eric
Schubert was successfully fit by Ken, and remains on staff
as a consultant for the long drive tour. Eric is ranked
31st in the world on the LDA. Welcome aboard, Eric.
Ken becomes a PCS
Certified Class A Club Fitter
Ken was just awarded the title of PCS
Professional Class A Clubmaker, by passing the extremely
difficult Certified Class A Club Fitter Exam. The PCS
holds the highest standards of certification in the golf
equipment industry today. This achievement is
further proof that continuing professional education is
the only way to ensure I am giving my customers the best
information when it comes to club making, fitting, and
adds Custom Grinding to his list of exclusive services
Starting April 1st, you can get the same level of
customization previously only available to Touring
Professionals. We will design, grind and produce irons
and wedges that will be custom ground to your exact
specifications. Watch this space for updates and product
info. If the demand is high for this service, look for
custom offerings on our website.
signs on to be exclusive charter dealer for Nakashima
Ken recently became one of the first Nakashima Golf
distributorships in the United States. Previously only available
in Japan and Europe to Touring Professionals, Nakashima
Golf bring its ultra performing clubs to the United
States, only to an elite group of distributors and
clubmakers. Their superior forging and quality control
processes are second to none in the industry.
Golf Tournament/Outing Services
Ken will come to your tournament or outing and set up
his equipment to provide a comprehensive equipment
evaluation for your players. This is our most popular
service by far, and will have your players talking about
your outing for years to come. Imagine the response when
your players will have a launch monitor fitting on the
Golf Achiever II System with a Video Analysis of their
swing and a CD-Rom to take home. It is a surefire way to
have players signing up for your outing and enjoying
themselves even more.
Golf Professional Club Repair Training
Learn the basics of club repair from a PCS
Certified Class A Clubmaker. Perfect for club
professionals or assistants needing to complete their
PGA GPTP club repair requirements. Don't want to handle
club repair? Golf Professionals who outsource their club
repair needs receive priority service and a generous
trade discount. Reference will be provided if necessary
from the several area clubs who currently use our
Corporate or Group Speaking
Have a meeting or conference and need a speaker? Ken
is available to discuss the latest in equipment and the
technology available to improve your golf game.