The Club Maker: Connie Rockhill's Passion for Performance

You’ve heard the analogy that being fitted for custom clubs is like buying a suit from a tailor instead of right off the rack. Connie Rockhill, “The Club Maker”, takes it at least one step farther, blending club fitting with teaching.

“If you learned to run in oversized clown shoes, I’m sure you’d to run a little better in shoes that truly fit. But imagine how much better you’d run if you also learned the proper running motions and had shoes that fit, instead of having to adjust your motions to the clown shoes. That’s what I try to do, get you doing the basics of the stance, setup, alignment and grip, what I call the “ABC’s of golf” and THEN fit a set of clubs, one club at a time, that will maximize the swing you already have.” 

Connie’s passion for her craft has been honed over more than a quarter-century of club making, first in Toney Penna’s wood factory in Florida, and for years on her own in Hilton Head, where she’s worked with pros like Chi Chi Rodriguez, Raymond Floyd, Fuzzy Zoeller and David Frost, and thousands of amateur players.

Some players who visit Connie end up not needing to buy new clubs, but can tweak their present set to fit their game and body type, which, obviously, is different for every player. “We’ll take the time to find out what makes you unique as a player, factor in the common denominators you share with every player, and adjust clubs to create a one-of-a-kind set that is perfectly suited to your game. But more than that, by taking you through the ABC’s of golf, you can leave with more confidence that you’ll get the most out of your golf swing with clubs that match that swing, and some basic thoughts you can go back to if that swing goes awry.”

She’s obviously very good at what she does, named by custom component manufacturer KZG as one of the world’s Top 100 club makers in 2006, less than half of which are from the United States. For more information, visit her Web site, www.theclubmaker.com, or call her at her beautiful Bluffton studio near the public library (843) 757-7636.

 

 

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