Helping Hands: Equipment Reps on Tour
The tour player's life is nomadic, a blur of airports, hotel lobbies and cleared-out lockers. For constancy the pro must look to his fellow travelers: golf-industry reps and techs. The reps pop in and out of their garishly painted vans, trolling the ribbon of turf behind the practicing pros, listening and suggesting. The techs toil in their fluorescent-lit mobile workshops, grinding and enabling, in the best sense of the word. They are the people who help the pros play and look their best.