Daly becomes eligible to compete in PGA TOUR Champion’s events when he turns 50 on April 28 and is wasting little time. He has already registered to compete in his first tournament, the Insperity Invitational, scheduled to be held from May 4-8.
In order to gain a competitive edge, Daly enlisted the help of nationally-recognized club fitter Bob VanSweden. The two have been working late into the night at VanSweden’s St. Petersburg, Florida based club fitting studio, testing the latest equipment and perfecting the clubs Daly will use on tour.
When asked why he frequents VanSweden’s Golf Repair Center, Daly responded, “I want the best to fix my clubs. I always come see Bob because he’s the best.”
In total, VanSweden, built four sets of irons and five drivers for Daly, which he will continue to test before his first PGA TOUR Champion’s tournament debut. With the exception of his putter, Daly will use all TaylorMade clubs, specially customized to his exact specifications. Interestingly, the former PGA TOUR star prefers his golf club grips built up, with 10 wraps of tape underneath.
“You never know who you’ll see in my shop from day-to-day. I love working with John and it’s pretty awesome to help with a player with two major championship wins,” said VanSweden. “Everyone who walks through the doors of my studio receives the same care that I provide for tour players like John. Getting your golf clubs custom fit will help players of any skill level and ultimately makes the game more fun.”
In addition to working with Daly, VanSweden has fitted dozens of other pro-golfers, athletes and celebrities. In his decorated 24-year career, VanSweden has won numerous awards and has been honored as one of the top custom club fitters in the country.
Established in 1994, Bob VanSweden Golf Repair Center is a top-of-the-line golf club custom fitting and service destination located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The shop is owned and operated by Bob VanSweden, a hometown native of St. Petersburg. VanSweden has received numerous awards for his work in the golf industry, and is the only individual to receive the National Club fitter of the Year award from Taylor Made – Adidas Golf Company twice. Bob VanSweden Golf Repair Center is located at 2300 26th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33713 and can be contacted by phone at (727) 321-4653.