Wondering how many of you on the TaylorMade Community have been to The Kingdom in Carlsbad?
How was the experience, and what was your favorite part of the trip?
The first rule for getting into The Kingdom? Don't ask to get into The Kingdom...
But in all seriousness, I was fortunate enough to receive an invite in spring 2013. My coach is a member of their national staff and was able to make it happen. Quite the experience.
I was able to tour the Kingdom last year. It is a very intimate place for those lucky enough to get a fitting there (not lucky enough for that). there is some great high tech swing analyzing software there that can really view your swing, ALL the gear is there, a small custom shop where a club can be built, putting lab, outdoor range and of course the Jim Flick area! I was really surprised that it was not a larger facility, but certainly has what it needs as an intimate and private fitting location for their staffers.
I was lucky enough to visit The Kingdom for the 2017 M1 / M2 metal and iron release at the end of 2016.
The property is fantastic and the setup on the range was amazing. There were more trackmans than I had seen in one place before, and it was pretty hard to find a bad lies across the whole of the practice tee! Combine that with every shaft and head combination and fitters who knew what to look for, and it is a very special place. Probably more impressive than the outside for me was the putting lab. There were multiple high speed cameras all capturing different parts of the stroke, and ball after impact.
Very impressive place, and would highly recommend calling in favours if you want the best fit available.