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Old Feb 14, 2016, 07:07 PM   #51
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We had 50 sets come in yesterday for re-gripping, along with the 75 or so already in and waiting. We never have time for that nor would we do it if we did. There is always something to do, clean up or rearrange.
I often wonder why they need a Brampton East GT. I'm not complaining as I live nearby, although I do most of my things in Woodbridge/Maple so I'm at the Woodbridge GT far more often. I don't mean to be racial, but living here in Brampton, I don't see a lot of my Indians and Pakistani neighbours going out to play golf. I talk to them, and they often invite me to play cricket with them.

Perhaps Brampton East gets more of their business from Caledon but it's always dead every time I've been there with at least 4 staff working.
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I often wonder why they need a Brampton East GT. I'm not complaining as I live nearby, although I do most of my things in Woodbridge/Maple so I'm at the Woodbridge GT far more often. I don't mean to be racial, but living here in Brampton, I don't see a lot of my Indians and Pakistani neighbours going out to play golf. I talk to them, and they often invite me to play cricket with them.

Perhaps Brampton East gets more of their business from Caledon but it's always dead every time I've been there with at least 4 staff working.
I can't answer your question if you are asking me since I've never been to that store or neighbourhood. I can tell you that you will never see Hamilton staff pounding the hound on simulators as was mentioned earlier in this thread.
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I can't answer your question if you are asking me since I've never been to that store or neighborhood. I can tell you that you will never see Hamilton staff pounding the hound on simulators as was mentioned earlier in this thread.

Part of the reason might be the new online modules that staff have to do to work behind the shop counter. If you have some new hires or people who rarely work, they likely 'aren't allowed' to do anything.

I had this issue as I said I wasn't going to do the modules, so I wasn't allowed to work behind the shop counter...

I also wonder how busy that shore would be for re-grips. Burlington had their usual amount when I was in there a few weeks ago, Milton had 1. Its funny that people would complain about the turnaround but wouldn't drive 20 mins to have them done in a day at a another location.
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Old Feb 15, 2016, 09:47 AM   #54
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Part of the reason might be the new online modules that staff have to do to work behind the shop counter. If you have some new hires or people who rarely work, they likely 'aren't allowed' to do anything.

I had this issue as I said I wasn't going to do the modules, so I wasn't allowed to work behind the shop counter...

I also wonder how busy that shore would be for re-grips. Burlington had their usual amount when I was in there a few weeks ago, Milton had 1. Its funny that people would complain about the turnaround but wouldn't drive 20 mins to have them done in a day at a another location.
Good points all. On Sat. and Sun. we took in over 120 sets for re-gripping to add to the 70 or so already in.
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Good points all. On Sat. and Sun. we took in over 120 sets for re-gripping to add to the 70 or so already in.

Love when everyone waits till the end of the sale, and then you know some will say they are leaving in a couple days for a golf trip south...

The other thing that I have learned over the years if the more hands that touch sets, the more likely things get mis-placed.

But having nearly 200 sets to get done, I don't envy that person at all.
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I bought new grips in January and installed them already. I don't mind taking the time to install them myself. Gives me something to do during the winter.
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Love when everyone waits till the end of the sale, and then you know some will say they are leaving in a couple days for a golf trip south...

The other thing that I have learned over the years if the more hands that touch sets, the more likely things get mis-placed.

But having nearly 200 sets to get done, I don't envy that person at all.
GT should hire a couple of temps to do this. I think I'd actually enjoy spending a few Saturdays regripping clubs!
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Love when everyone waits till the end of the sale, and then you know some will say they are leaving in a couple days for a golf trip south...

The other thing that I have learned over the years if the more hands that touch sets, the more likely things get mis-placed.

But having nearly 200 sets to get done, I don't envy that person at all.
We have two guys, maybe three if I get involved. I'm sure some one will come in tomorrow and moan that:

"What, the sale is over?!! I never got the eMail!"

"But, but, I was in Tibet climbing K2!"

and other assorted BS excuses. There are no extensions this year.
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We have two guys, maybe three if I get involved. I'm sure some one will come in tomorrow and moan that:

"What, the sale is over?!! I never got the eMail!"

"But, but, I was in Tibet climbing K2!"

and other assorted BS excuses. There are no extensions this year.
This sale seemed to go on forever. WIll be funny when people say they missed it.....

30 days is a long time
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We have two guys, maybe three if I get involved. I'm sure some one will come in tomorrow and moan that:

"What, the sale is over?!! I never got the eMail!"

"But, but, I was in Tibet climbing K2!"

and other assorted BS excuses. There are no extensions this year.

My best was a guy coming in a month after the sale and *****ing that I wasn't going to give him the same pricing
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GT should hire a couple of temps to do this. I think I'd actually enjoy spending a few Saturdays regripping clubs!

They can't get normal employees at some stores that are capable, let alone hire out. A better bet would be to just pay an employee to take the sets to another location that isn't busy (ie. Milton for the Hamilton/Burlington/WC stores). Work gets done and someone can go pick them up a few days later.
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They can't get normal employees at some stores that are capable, let alone hire out. A better bet would be to just pay an employee to take the sets to another location that isn't busy (ie. Milton for the Hamilton/Burlington/WC stores). Work gets done and someone can go pick them up a few days later.
If you can't replace a set of grips, you probably shouldn't be working at Golftown. Just my opinion.
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If you can't replace a set of grips, you probably shouldn't be working at Golftown. Just my opinion.
You do not need the apparel staff, the cashiers and the receiver to install grips. It is more efficient to have dedicated pro shop staff with a couple of back-ups. In Hamilton we have two dedicated guys with three more including me to pick up the overage when needed BUT, floor sales come first for the back-up people.

Folks have to realize that we cannot run "Jiffy Grip" during this sale where a guy walks in with a putter and wants to get ahead of 80 others.
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You do not need the apparel staff, the cashiers and the receiver to install grips. It is more efficient to have dedicated pro shop staff with a couple of back-ups. In Hamilton we have two dedicated guys with three more including me to pick up the overage when needed BUT, floor sales come first for the back-up people.

Folks have to realize that we cannot run "Jiffy Grip" during this sale where a guy walks in with a putter and wants to get ahead of 80 others.
no doubt. I don't want the girl running the cash doing my grips. And seriously, what's the rush, it's February? They could take a month and it would matter little to me. If you really need them that quickly, just do them yourself.
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You mean there was a grip sale?
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no doubt. I don't want the girl running the cash doing my grips. And seriously, what's the rush, it's February? They could take a month and it would matter little to me. If you really need them that quickly, just do them yourself.
I never understood the rush mentality in the middle of the winter. I usually wink at them and ask if they have a tee time this afternoon. We have guys who will show up 2-3 times in the same week to get 1-2 grips done. It boggles the mind.
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I was just asked by our GM if I could come in an extra day, from my normal one shift to help out with all the re-grips that came in over the weekend.
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In one of the stores this morning they are already taking in clubs for the grip sale. It starts tomorrow and only lasts two weeks this year.

If you want them done get in now. It used to start in February but this year it appears it will be done by then.
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In one of the stores this morning they are already taking in clubs for the grip sale. It starts tomorrow and only lasts two weeks this year.

If you want them done get in now. It used to start in February but this year it appears it will be done by then.
Thanks for the heads up - was wondering if we should start a new thread in 2017 for this as the 2016 one was beaten to death.
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Thanks for the heads up - was wondering if we should start a new thread in 2017 for this as the 2016 one was beaten to death.
Better to revive this one than one from 10 years ago....
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Thanks for the heads up on the event, I haven't seen anything online about it yet / received an email. Does anyone know what the discount is, or if there's a minimum number of clubs to re-grip to get the discount? Thanks
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It's the grips that go on sale. Doesn't matter how many you buy. I usually buy the grips then wait until end of February or March when it dies down to have them installed
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No point paying them to install them, you can get a grip kit from golfworks for peanuts and do it yourself in minutes. My wife loves when I'm still doing golf stuff at home after dark.........
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40% OFF 'selected' grips.....

http://www.golftown.com/Category_LIS...A4MDk0NjEwNgS2
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yea whats up with that?? many of them are excluded
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