if i should switch careers.
So i took a surprise trip to Bethlehem PA to surprise my fiancée (it was supposed to be a 'bye' week since i've been visiting every week for 2 months) this weekend. I played 2 rounds of golf on Saturday then on sunday, i had some time to kill between visits so i went to the Golf Galaxy store up there. Now, i'm constantly looking for things that will improve my game, including clubs. I just haven't found any that will beat what i have. There was a guy there doing the same thing, except he was replacing a set of taylormade bubble shaft woods (remember those?!) from like 1993. So he was setup in the hitting bay with a salesman and he was hitting EVERYTHING off the used rack. Not even joking. The salesman though wasn't really helping him as much as he was just watching and saying generic things like "hybrids hit the ball farther". Thanks genius.
I shopped for a while and came back and the guy was scratching his chin looking at all the clubs. I couldn't stand it anymore so i inquired what he was doing. Apparently the store associate did nothing for him, and at this point he disappeared so i thought i would help. Asked him what irons he was hitting, what his current driver is, how far (REALLY how far - ala steve williams) he drives and what clubs/distances he's looking to replace. So in 5 minutes, i took him back to the simulator and helped him pick out a used R11 5wood and a cleveland 5 hybrid from the used rack. I took 10 minutes to explain the differences in shaft and why the clubs did what they did and let him go on a hitting spree against all the other clubs he picked and the associate picked for him previously while i shopped for shoes. Turns out he got in line behind me he bought exactly what i unofficially recommended, plus a sand wedge to match his set and another random hybrid. I didn't see the hybrid before and he said he just got it because if he didn't like it he could always return it. we laughed about the whole thing and he thanked me. His name was Tony, he was a pretty cool dude.
Has anybody else had an experience like that? on either side of the exchange? Generally i don't bug people in stores like that as it's not my job and i don't get paid for it, but he really looked lost and was getting zero help from the people that actually worked there. damn shame if you ask me. Maybe i should apply to be a GG manager? hahaha.