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medwayjon

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Does anyone know of any specialist websites for jobs such as retail store managers, golf club management or equipment reps.

I have a mate who is majorly down about his current position and is a mad-keen golfer who wants to move to a golf related job.

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You could try the AG website as they normally have career opportunities at their stores although I know the basic is crap from when I went for a role at Bird Hills.

Other than that look at the big boys' websites although I know most of the reps that do demos for example are either ex pro or very low handicaps so that may not count in his favour.
 

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As most of you know, I've been working in the yaching biz for most of my working life, and it's been my hobby for 30 years.

I'd love to mix my new found passion with golf and my retail experiance at some kind of area management role within the golf industry, despite not being a great golfer, I am a good retailer, and in business I believe it's the right balance.

However most of AGs area managers come from within. And at my age, starting at the bottom is not an option. I think it's time to leave my hobbies and my work as two seperate things.

Shame as having a passion for your work is important.
 

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I totally agree, I would love to have a carear in the industry, but feel that due to starting at the bottom on crap money that this is no longer an option due to wife and son (soon to be two sons) to support). Also H/C could be an issue!!
 

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Thats what grips my 5h1ter with the golf industry ... why do you asume a low handicap is essential to sell golf equipment. My mate sells Audi cars and isn't a rally driver, Medwayjon sells some fast cars and isn't an F1 driver, I sell hand tools and cant hammer a nail into wood so why is it in golf you need to be a low handicap player????


If you have the ability to sell you can sell golf equipment.
 

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Spot on.

People buy from people. As long as you're not a charlaton, and are honest.

the trouble is at most AG stores, honesty doesn't come into it. you are there to sell golf equipment to meet your target of sales.
 

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I looked at jobs in AG part time. As a boost in income and also because it's what I love. But when I sat and thought about it once the novelty wore off I guess it would be crud. Now working in a pro shop at a golf club is a different round of birdies.
 

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I'd love a job in the golf industry to be honest, whether it were Caddying, golf sales, greenkeeping, course design related, whatever.

But realistically I'd need to be on a better financial footing than I am now to seriously consider anything unless salary was reasonable.
 

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Jon, I would love to see you on the first tee in the white overalls and the white helmet with blue visor.

Actually, you could get it all in pale pink, with a magenta visor, it would be fantastic. Pinkstig.
 

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i've been chatting to a guy at Nevada Bob's about starting up my own franchise. i can provide contact details for him if you're interested. you need around £50k as a start up fee but it looks a good proposition.
 
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