So I have been bouncing around the idea of getting some new golf clubs for a few months now. Today Megan and I needed to get out of the house and we found ourselves over at Golf Galaxy to check out some of the clubs and such that they had there. I was pretty disappointed in the staff there. No one came up to help me after I spent a good 15-20 minutes looking at irons. Ultimately we ended up leaving and I found myself heading over to Dick's Sporting Goods up the street. I saw on Foursquare that several people recommended checking them out for golf equipment. To my pleasant surprise, I found that the staff there was super helpful and knowledgeable. Immediately upon entering the golf department "Bob" came up and asked if I needed assistance. I told him I was interested in buying a new iron set and we were off and running from there. Bob was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. He must have spent a good 45 minutes with me trying different clubs out and fitting me for my clubs. His knowledge was great and he even had suggestions for modifying my grip and stance based upon my swing type and the clubs.
While chatting with one of the other sales representatives we found out that Bob is about 74 years old, retired and loves golf. It seems that everyone in the store loves the guy and he came to work at Dick's after being too bored in retirement of just playing golf every day. While I did not initially intend to buy a set of clubs while walking into that store, I certainly walked out with a pair of clubs. I was so impressed with Bob's service that I actually had to go up to the store manager and compliment him. I cannot remember the last time I have run into such a helpful sales associate at any store, let alone a big sports store like Dick's Sporting Goods.