Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

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Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by kajmk » August 15th, 2020, 7:12 pm

Thought I'd start a thread requesting folks to share their experience, suggestions, advice for pro shop operators during these challenging times.

I respectfully ask that we refrain from assertions, opinions, beliefs about the current anomalous situation we find ourselves in. It's a hot potato that can serve no constructive purpose and risk alienating heretofore bowling buddies.

Again, this is for the sake of helping pro shop operators make the best of difficult situations. I'm not in the industry, have no financial interests.
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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by 44boyd » August 15th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Do whatever you feel comfortable with that meets your state’s requirements. Consult with your area OSHA inspectors
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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by TomaHawk » August 20th, 2020, 5:07 pm

It looks like the industry is going to surge ahead, kind of like cruise ships.

In preparation, masks will be required to be worn at all times while in the shop. As did so many others in the retail arena, we're installing a plexiglass shield over the counter. Customer hand sanitizing? We'll probably go with a spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol. Also, an air purification unit will be installed.

Hopefully.....we don't encounter any resentful patrons. Personally, that is my biggest concern. You just never know how a person is going to respond to any given situation.

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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by boomer » August 21st, 2020, 2:40 pm

If you do, shrug your shoulders and just say, "Hey, if we didn't do this, we wouldn't be able to open. You might be able to afford to rebel and not wear your mask or whatever, but we NEED to open, we NEED to get going. . . and this isn't really that much, so we are doing what we need to do to open our doors. As SOON as we can, we'll drop all this stuff, but for now we gotta do what we gotta do . . . now, let's see that ball. What's your PAP again?"

Moonlighting at a brewery (not as much during this, but gotten a few gigs) and you know how beer can fuel resentment. . . putting the onus on those making the regulations and away from us really helps - whether or not we agree with it. It's about deflection. :)

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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by TomaHawk » August 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm

boomer wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 2:40 pm
If you do, shrug your shoulders and just say, "Hey, if we didn't do this, we wouldn't be able to open. You might be able to afford to rebel and not wear your mask or whatever, but we NEED to open, we NEED to get going. . . and this isn't really that much, so we are doing what we need to do to open our doors. As SOON as we can, we'll drop all this stuff, but for now we gotta do what we gotta do . . . now, let's see that ball. What's your PAP again?"

Moonlighting at a brewery (not as much during this, but gotten a few gigs) and you know how beer can fuel resentment. . . putting the onus on those making the regulations and away from us really helps - whether or not we agree with it. It's about deflection. :)
Wanna 3rd job... ;)

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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by kajmk » August 21st, 2020, 5:15 pm

Source:
Bowler's Journal - August 2020 page 55

"Necessity is the mother of invention", this creative solution to cope with supply, demand and cost.

"An Affordable Alternative To Plexiglass"
LeElla lanes - Ohio
Ron and Diane Amore - Clear Shower Curtain Liners.

Around $100 to equip the entire center (size not stated),
including replacements.

Beds Baths and beyond, Dollar General, Amazon.

STAY THE COURSE

Best of luck on your return to normalcy.

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Re: Help for Pro Shop Operators During Challenging Times

Post by boomer » August 24th, 2020, 2:44 pm

TomaHawk wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 4:58 pm
Wanna 3rd job... ;)
LOL - the commute would be MURDER! :)

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