HONMA Europe has appointed PGA Professional Kane Gilder as its new Fitting Technician in the UK to conduct exclusive club fittings in the Midlands and the South.
Based at Little Sandhurst in Berkshire, Gilder is responsible for managing fitting sessions for golfers looking to purchase Honma clubs right across the south countries, from Cornwall to Kent, as well as in the Midlands.
Now that golf courses are accessible and pro shops have reopened in the region, Gilder is able to offer one-on-one fittings for club members across the full range of Honma clubs, including the new Beres 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 Gilder, 27, who has more than six years of custom-fitting experience behind him.
Gaining a science degree from the University of Birmingham in 2017 as part of the PGA’s Training Programme, Gilder previously worked at the Wokingham Family Golf facility, where he ran fitting sessions for eight different brands, gave Junior Academy classes and set up a successful online shop.
Previously, he undertook similar roles at Badgemore Park Golf Club in Henley 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 in Bracknell.
“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, Honma’s Head of Sales for the UK & Ireland.