When working or managing a Pro Shop for a golf course, it is easy to let your guard down to problems like pro shop theft- specifically golf club theft. It is easy to take for granted that there are members of the golf course or country club that might in fact steal from a pro shop.
Most golf courses have some form of sign in, or identifying process. A credit card is taken to reserve tee times or golf carts. In private clubs, an application is filled out and members are supposed to take accountability for their guests. Regular members and customers of the pro shops are easily identified because of their loyalty and time spent at the pro shops trying to improve their game. With all of these measures in place, it is easy to become complacent and to blindly trust the people coming in and out of your pro shops.
That doesn’t mean that you should. Pro shop theft and golf club theft can happen just as easily as in any other retail environment. A guest with no loyalty to a club can steal from you as a means to keep up with their affluent friends. A regular can take advantage of your trust by stealing when an opportunity presents itself.
Golf club theft is actually easier than what it sounds. Even though the clubs are long, they are thin and relatively easy to slide into a player’s golf bag, or inside of clothing. Since a single club can run hundreds of dollars, any shoplifting or theft is going to make a significant financial impact. Pro shop theft includes the wider array of merchandise, since pro shops often carry high end, or quality golfing attire and accessories. While these items might not have a single significant impact, over time, they too can add up to a huge loss in profitability.
Visit the Loss Prevention Store to purchase Anti-Shoplifting devices and your Electronic Article Surveillance or EAS system from Checkpoint Systems to stop shoplifting in your store.
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