HONMA Europe has appointed PGA Professional Kane Gilder as its new Fitting Technician in the UK to conduct exclusive club fittings across the South of England.
Based at Little Sandhurst in Berkshire, Kane is responsible on behalf of the prestigious brand for managing fitting sessions for serious golfers looking to purchase world-class quality clubs – from Cornwall to Kent and Hampshire to the Midlands.
Now that golf courses are accessible and Pro Shops have reopened in the region, Kane is able to offer one-on-one fittings for club members across the full range of HONMA clubs, including the new BERES luxury set and the latest high speed TR20 drivers and irons.
“Joining HONMA and showing what the brand’s quality clubs can offer is a real privilege and I’m looking forward to getting out to more clubs to help drive their business during the months ahead,” said Kane, 27, who has joined HONMA with more than six years of custom fitting experience behind him.
Gaining a Degree in Science from the University of Birmingham in 2017 as part of the PGA’s Training Programme, Kane worked until earlier this year at the Wokingham Family Golf facility, where he ran fitting sessions for eight different brands using hi-tech launch monitors, gave Junior Academy classes and set up a successful online shop.
Previously, he undertook similar roles at Badgemore Park Golf Club, Henley-on-Thames, and Lavender Park Golf Centre in Ascot. Prior to that, he spent more than four years as a Greenkeeper and retail assistant at the Blue Mountain Golf Club at Binfield, Bracknell Forest.
“Kane’s all-round golfing knowledge and recent relevant experience of fitting quality clubs is a great asset to the HONMA brand as we expand our ranges to offer something for all golfers to appreciate in terms of performance as well as looks,” said David Stone, Head of Sales – UK & Ireland.