Franklin, Tenn. (June 30, 2021) – Tim Sygerych and The Golf Performance Center at Westhaven Golf Club have been named to Golf Digest’s 2021-2022 “America’s 100 Best Clubfitters” list. Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Best Clubfitters, which first debuted in 2011, considers all sorts of facilities that offer clubfitting services to the general public including independent shops, practice ranges, full-service performance centers, large retail stores, resorts, golf courses and national chains. In 2014, Sygerych and The Golf Performance Center were named Honorable Mention by Golf Digest and have now made the list of the very best in the country.
“We’ve always known that Tim is one of the best clubfitters on the planet, but to have Golf Digest recognize him as such is exciting for Tim, The Golf Performance Center and all of us at Westhaven,” said Westhaven Golf Club General Manager Mark Lammi, Master PGA. “Throughout his career, Tim has helped so many golfers improve their game by properly fitting them for clubs. His knowledge and expertise in clubfitting and the golf swing are incredible.”
Sygerych’s father introduced Tim to golf when he was just three years old. Growing up, the elder Sygerych always experimented and tinkered with clubs. When Tim was 10 years old, he asked for a full set of clubs for himself, but was told he would need to build them – and build them he did. Repairing and building clubs became a hobby for both father and son, and when Sygerych was in high school, they started selling some clubs to Tim’s teachers. After college, Sygerych took a job in outside services at the Faldo Golf Institute in Orlando, Fla., and six months later he became the assistant clubfitter. Six months after that, he was hired as the full time assistant clubfitter. Over the next four and a half years, Sygerych gained valuable experience fitting for Nick Faldo and being exposed to Faldo’s process, as well as from the professional tour vans that travel with PGA TOUR golfers.
In 2010, Southern Land Company CEO Tim Downey convinced Sygerych to bring his expertise to The Golf Performance Center at Westhaven after fitting one of Downey’s sons for clubs. As one of the most sought after Master Clubfitters in the area, Sygerych works regularly with golfers who drive several hours for his services. Sygerych fits 350 to 400 players with clubs each year, and in addition to Faldo, he has fit Justin Timberlake, Ken Griffey Jr. and Dierks Bentley, as well as more than 25 PGA TOUR golfers.
When asked what he enjoys most about the clubfitting process, Sygerych said “that everyone is unique and that no two days or two people are the same. Dealing with the unknown every day is exciting.” A key to Sygerych’s success is his attention to detail, evaluating grip size, club length, shaft flex, loft & lie angles, and much more. A full bag fitting can take an hour to an hour and a half. Individual club fittings typically take 30 minutes to an hour.
Located just south of Nashville in Franklin, Westhaven Golf Club is professionally managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon. Open since 2009, Westhaven Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course was designed by Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest and Associates. Located adjacent to the Westhaven master-planned community, a Southern Land Company community, the core-golf design blends seamlessly with the surrounding hills and ridgelines of western Williamson County earning the club national recognition for outstanding design from both GolfWeek and Golf Digest.
The Golf Performance Center at Westhaven is open to the public for fittings and instruction. The state-of-the-art facility provides members and guests the opportunity to practice year-round with indoor and outdoor facilities. With four bays – two for instruction (equipped with TrackMan technology), one for the Master Clubfitter, and the fourth for the area's only PXG Fitting Studio – the facility is the largest of its kind in the Nashville area.
For more information on Westhaven Golf Club, visit www.golfwesthaven.com or call (615) 224-2990.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 490-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 40-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.
Southern Land Company, the developer of Westhaven, creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land and what consumers and neighbors want. Offering a fully integrated platform, the Southern Land Company team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers, and community liaisons. Westhaven is built on the principals of Traditional Neighborhood Design and showcases community living at its finest, including a mixture of single-family homes, townhomes, villas, and condominiums. At completion the community will be home to more than 3,500 families in the quaint town of Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville. For more information, visit www.westhavenTN.com or contact Westhaven Realty at 615-599-1764.