Shadow Ridge Studio

Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club is a premier resort facility in Palm Desert, California. Rated #1 on the Cochlea Valley places you can play list, with a Championship layout by Nick Faldo. The world class practice facility and golf school now has our newest studio pavilion. Designed to maximize a truly professional fitting environment for golfers of all skill levels.

Golf Fitting Personnel Shadow Ridge

Charles Williams

PGA Professional Club Fitter

Charles got an early introduction to golf from his grandfather, an avid golfer. The bug bit him hard and he was soon playing junior golf competitively in AJGA and RDGA JR events. He had the fortune of being taught by Craig Harmon, a Golf Digest top 100 teacher. He realized that golf was his passion and he wished to continue his education with designs to be in the business. He attended Methodist University in NC which, at the time, was one of few schools to offer a degree in Golf Management. He, of course, played on the golf team which achieved a successful run of 3 DIII national championships during his tenure.

Now out of school his pursuits turned to teaching and apprenticeship and eventual career as an instructor. He headed to the west coast for seasonal employment that turned into a full time opportunity. Charles realized that equipment was an integral part of the game and developed his knowledge working with a component club builder. He found that club repair, fitting and analysis was what he wanted to pursue and has latched on to the Golf Fitting Studio, a Golf Digest top 100 club fitter, to manage its west coast operations at Shadow Ridge. "I look forward to the assurance that you will be playing the right equipment for your ability and swing!"


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The Golf Fitting Studio
at Marriott's Shadow Ridge

9002 Shadow Ridge Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Studio: 760.674.2737

The Golf Fitting Studio at Westfields

13940 Balmoral Greens Avenue
Clifton, VA 20124
Studio: 703.988.0187

2012 Ping Regional Club Fitter of the Year


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