Bill Kelly started clubmaking as a hobby in March 1991 to find clubs to fit a very tall, athletic son. He then made hundreds of clubs as a hobbyist for friends and acquaintances until August 1995 when he Founded Santa Barbara Golf Technologies. He has graduated from intense, technical training in fitting, clubmaking and repair including the Advanced Golf Club Fitting and Assembly and the Master Craftsman Courses at Golfsmith International Headquarters in Austin, Texas, and the Advanced Fitting course at the Professional Clubmakers Society (PCS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, to ensure that each golfers swing mechanics are completely accounted for during his fittings he became certified as a golf teaching professional Level III through the USGTF.
Bill is a member of the GCA and was a PCS member until the PCS was disbanded. He joined the AGCP in the summer of 2005 and shortly after certified as a level 10 member. Bill was a presenter at AGCP Round Tables 2, 3 and 4. In October 2009 bill was awarded the AGCP Master of Golf Club Technology status. Recently when asked, Bill stated that “the AGCP is by far the best club-fitting organization he has ever been a member of.” He said that “in the first month of membership the new member gets more than his money’s worth.”
Since starting Santa Barbara Golf Technologies August 1, 1995 which had a name change in January 2004 to Pro-fitted golfclubs, Bill has provided professionally fitted golf clubs, alterations and repairs for hundreds of satisfied customers.