Second TaylorMade fitting trailer expands club-building opportunities for all golfers
Golf’s premier, total game-improvement retreat—located at Reynolds Lake Oconee, the six-course, destination-resort and private club located between Atlanta and Augusta, Ga.— has added a second clubfitting trailer, making it the only venue outside of PGA Tour tournament sites to have multiple trailers on property.
Rolling in another trailer is just one of the latest news items from this state-of-the-art facility, which recently underwent a name change and signed a three-year extension with TaylorMade. Now called The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee, it becomes one of only two elite TaylorMade club-fitting facilities in the U.S. (the other is at TaylorMade’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.).
The new trailer comes to Reynolds Lake Oconee after 10 years on the PGA Tour, during which time it traveled an estimated 400,000 miles, attended more than 350 Tour events, and turned out approximately 75,000 clubs. The Kingdom’s current trailer spent six seasons on Tour, from 2002 through 2007, before parking itself for good at Reynolds Lake Oconee in 2008.
Trailer No. 2, which will be used solely for building metal woods and putters, is 42 feet long and weighs more than 22 tons. Inside, the trailer will house 800 club shafts, 700 metal wood and hybrid components, and 1,400 grips. The first trailer will be converted to manufacture only irons and wedges, and will hold 700 club shafts, 460 clubheads, and 1,200 grips.
Separating the club-building process into two trailers will make it much more efficient, allowing Reynolds’ expert fitters and builders to create a complete set of fitted clubs in a matter of hours and individual clubs even faster, while the customer waits.
Each trailer is manned by a five-person fitting team boasting two Master Club Builders and almost 95 combined years of club-fitting experience. At their disposal is The Kingdom’s cutting-edge teaching and fitting technology, including six TrackMan Doppler radar launch monitor units, a Foresight GCQuad launch monitor, Gears 3D motion capture system, and Quintic putting analysis system. The Kingdom will soon add a Foresight GCHawk launch monitor and simulator. For more information about The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee and its club-fitting and instructional services, visit www.reynoldslakeoconee.com.