Club Champion and Tour Experience Golf (TXG)
To kick off their international expansion, Club Champion acquired top Canadian club fitter, Tour Experience Golf (TXG) in 2022. “There has always been a mutual admiration between TXG and Club Champion,” said Ian Fraser, TXG’s founder. “We share a similar belief that every golfer deserves the best possible equipment for their game, and now we get to work together to further that message.” Now, the two brands are coming together under one brand umbrella to serve North American golfers. Whether you're fitted in Canada or the USA, you'll receive the same in-depth, data-driven club fitting experience golfers have come to expect from both TXG and Club Champion.
MEET OUR CANADIAN LEADERSHIP TEAM
Ian Fraser — GM of Club Champion Canada
Ian has been working in the golf industry for 18 years, having turned professional shortly after leaving High School. Golf has been Ian’s significant passion since he first picked up a club at 15 years old. It was clear a life in the golf industry beckoned after Ian achieved a scratch handicap in just 3 years of playing the game. This significant milestone came through a combination of talent and dedication, the same formula has been key in Ian’s rise to prominence so far in his career.
During 8 years at TaylorMade Europe — working in various Club Fitting roles — Ian helped golfers from all walks of life, from PGA Tour Players to complete beginners picking up a club for the first time. Some notable players Ian has worked with include Colin Montgomerie, Gary Woodland, Eduardo Molinari, Chris Wood, DA Points, Paul Broadhurst, Steven Gallagher and Paul Lawrie. In his final role with the company, Ian designed and operated the Taylormade Performance Lab at the world famous Turnberry Golf Resort on the west coast of Scotland.
In late 2011, Ian was recruited by a Canadian Investment Group and was tasked with starting up a company called Modern Golf. In addition to being a minority shareholder, Ian was Head Club Fitter and Chief Technical Officer at Modern Golf. Four fantastic years were spent growing Modern Golf to become a prominent club fitting facility in Canada. Ian left Modern Golf in late 2015 to begin creating TXG. The goal envisioned by Ian was to deliver the same type of experience to golfers of all levels and to demonstrate that all golfers can benefit from proper equipment that is fit to their requirements and abilities. With this vision of becoming the industry leading experts in club fitting and building, Ian and his team opened their first store in Burlington Ontario. Shortly following that came the opening of the company’s flagship store in the northeast part of Toronto.
Mike Martysiewicz — Director of Club Building + Fitting
Mike “Mikey” Martysiewicz is the Director of Club Building and Fitting at TXG and has been with the company since before their official inception. In addition to this role, Mike wears many hats at Club Champion Canada. He is often seen on camera, assisting in content production alongside Ian and recently started co-hosting TXG’s “The Build Shop” Podcast with Ryan Barath.
Prior to joining, Mike attended Humber College’s Professional Golf Management Program while always working within the industry. His favourite part of the bag to fit is the driver because in his opinion it is the hardest club for people to hit well, but when the right club hits their hands, you can easily see an upwards gain of 20 yards. When Mike isn’t working, he can be found daydreaming about his favorite course played, The Oakmount Country Club in Pennsylvania. Aside from golf, Mike has a passion for aviation, travel and red wine.
Bill Damery - Vice President Operations
Bill has 25 years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing, operations, sales and purchasing with a focus on custom products. Bill has worked with global organizations as well as regional entrepreneurial companies. He has a wealth of experience scaling and leading teams to successes. Bill has a strong educational foundation which includes a university degree, a post graduate degree as well as earning his CPIM designation (Certified Production Inventory Management). When not working Bill enjoys outdoor activities with his family, travelling and spending time on the water.
"WE WENT FROM A LOCAL START-UP TO A FLOURISHING BRAND BECAUSE WE SAW THE HUGE DIFFERENCE FITTED EQUIPMENT CAN MAKE IN A GOLFER'S GAME AND WE'RE MAKING THAT IMPROVEMENT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE."- Joe Lee, Chairman