Columbia, MD Fitters

Gary Cricks

Gary’s experience in golf is extensive as a player, teacher, and club fitter. He earned first-team All-Conference recognition during his collegiate golf career at Baldwin-Wallace University. In 2001, he entered the golf industry as a teaching professional and later transitioned to retail, serving as a director of fitting at multiple prominent retailers in Virginia. Gary also previously spent time working with Dan Marshall, the general manager of 2nd Swing’s Columbia location, at a different retailer. He holds fitting certifications from all major manufacturers and has been recognized as a Golf Digest Top 100 fitter.

Jim Donatelli

Jim has more than 25 years of experience in the golf industry in a variety of roles. After a successful competitive career in both high school and college, Jim served as a club fitter at a prominent retailer located only three blocks away from the White House. Since then, he has helped thousands of golfers in the greater Washington D.C. area lower their scores with his wide-ranging knowledge and experience. Jim holds fitting certifications from several major golf manufacturers and has been recognized by Golf Digest as a Top 100 fitter.

Kevin Kraft

Kevin has extensive golf experience both as a player and as a club fitter. He competed collegiately at Kent State and turned professional in 1995, competing on mini-tours until 2008. In 2018, Kevin broke the course record at Lancaster Country Club with a 64 en route to winning the Pennsylvania Open. Additionally, in 2021, Kevin made the cut at the US Senior Open, his first professional major tournament. He has also worked for Scratch Golf, providing equipment support to PGA and LPGA Tour professionals. After a stint at 2nd Swing’s Wilmington location, Kevin has been a leader for the Golf Digest Top 100 fitting team at our Columbia store for over two years bringing exceptional knowledge for golfers of all skill levels and abilities.

Blaine Seitz

Blaine recently joined the 2nd Swing club fitting team in Columbia and brings a unique approach to club fitting. In addition to his Class A PGA title and graduation from the PGM Program, Blaine is also an instructor focusing on fitness and mobility in golf. He has spent six years as a CrossFit coach and is the Owner and Director of Instruction at Tour Shot Golf Academy. Plus, Blaine has spoken at several golf shows educating avid golfers on improving through mobility. Blaine’s extensive experience has been a huge asset for golfers at the Columbia store and has earned him Golf Digest Top 100 recognition.