Following is a short list of golf equipment manufacturers based in San Diego County:
- Aldila, located in Poway, has been leading the innovation in production of fiber carbon golf shafts since 1972.
- Callaway Golf, located in Carlsbad, creates products and services designed to make every golfer a better player. The company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under the brand names Callaway Golf, Top-Flite, and Odyssey.
- Carbite Golf, located in Carlsbad, specializes in putters and wedges.
- Cobra Golf, also located in Carlsbad, is producer of the famed King Cobra and manufactures full sets of clubs including their signature metal drivers and fairway metals.
- La Jolla Club, located in Vista, focuses on the women’s and junior market with clubs that combine innovative technology with fresh design. Signature clubs include the classic Snoopy Junior Clubs.
- Scotty Cameron, located in Encinitas, offers a PGA Tour-like putter fitting experience at his gallery, which also offers high-end products, accessories and apparel in the signature Scotty Cameron style. Fittings are by appointment only.
- Odyssey Golf, located in Carlsbad, specializes in putters with a dedication that has led them to produce the top putter in the game.
- TaylorMade Golf, located in Carlsbad, produces clubs, accessories and balls used by amateurs and professionals worldwide.
- Titleist Golf, also located in Carlsbad, is a world-renowned manufacturer of balls, clubs and accessories.
Quality drivers and balls are needed to improve a high scorecard; personal instruction is also invaluable. Additionally, customized swing analysis and club building offer further methods of game improvement, along with on-course lessons, video instruction and just pesky golf buddy advice. For “top-of-the-line” assistance, the Callaway Golf Performance Center and TaylorMade Performance Lab utilize high-tech simulators to provide golfers with correct mechanics and an individualized set of clubs.
- The Callaway Golf Performance Center in Carlsbad offers golfers the opportunity to customize their golf clubs with a Callaway specialist using state-of-the-art high-speed cameras and ball-flight simulators. Launch conditions, including ball speed, launch angle and spin rates, along with the ability to try a variety of clubs to optimize distance and accuracy are used to evaluate a player’s swing. Participants receive a depiction of their ball flight and leave with custom specifications to enable the purchase of Callaway clubs at any Callaway Golf retail shop worldwide.
- Kip Puterbaugh’s Aviara Golf Academy in Carlsbad hosts an advanced swing analysis and club fitting technology system at its Gears Performance Center. Using 3D-motion capture cameras, the same technology for creating animated characters in movies, Gears tracks the motion of a golfer’s body and club, then custom designs clubs to improve their performance. Guests who visit the lab get a three-hour session that includes both Gears analysis along with confirming the customized clubs on an outdoor grass range. Gears provides a personalized 14-club custom fitting for the driver, fairway woods, iron, rescue irons, and putter. The Gears Performance Center carries the industry’s finest brands, including PXG, TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, PING and Mizuno.
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