Going to a golf store is always an interesting experience. Here are five types of people you might run into next time you head to the store to grab some golf gear.
The Putter: They walk in and make a direct sprint to the practice putting green that is in the back of the store. This person has zero intent to buy anything, but he has every intent in the world to hit a few putts with every putter in the store. He never leaves the putting green and is there for almost an hour missing putts on a practice green that has virtually no breaks.
All Business: This guy came in needing something, he is going to get it and leave no B.S. He is going to find the one he wants and buy it. Most of the time he knows what he wants so he is in and out quick.
The Time Waster: This person probably has a spouse in the store next door and is sick of walking around with them so they come over to the golf store. He hits a few balls in the simulator, putts for a little and checks out everything on the clearance racks. And in between those destinations he tries to have a full fledged conversation with every employee.
The Teacher: The absolute worst. This can be an employee or a fellow customer. They lurk around and think they are Hank Haney. They stand behind you in the simulator booth and critique every little thing about your swing. On the putting green they will do the same thing. Next time you see one of these people, ask them to take some hacks and see how good they really are. All their tips are probably from YouTube videos anyway.
The Group: A group of kids comes in, one of them interested in golf so he dragged all his friends in. Pray to god for the safety of all the clubs in the store. They are all going to attempt Happy Gilmore swings in the simulator, or swing as hard as possible just to top the ball. But the friend that likes golf will try to show off, doing stupid things nearly breaking every bit of equipment. Finally, they are about to leave but one of them sees a cool colored hat and buys it not knowing how to even pronounce the name on the hat.
Golf stores are a great tool to get fitted for clubs, find good deals on used clubs, or even try stuff on before you order it online.
Just beware of the people you meet once the doors open.