Best Golf Shop - 2006
Though the sport has inspired more cheesy Father's Day presents and New Yorker cartoons than any other, golf is classically confounding, encompassing many of life's main struggles: man versus man, man versus nature, man versus himself, man versus crazy-patterned pants. And Golf Galaxy's the best place to go for the weapons in this fight. The vast inventory offers not only state-of-the-art new gear, but also used clubs for those of us looking for something more af-fore-dable. The showroom is organized by brand, which works well. Golf Galaxy offers club fitting and repair services, and there's a PGA-certified teaching instructor on the premises. At the Brentwood location, it's Bryan Glenn, who can be found giving one-on-one lessons on the store's greens, analyzing a customer's swing on the way-cool launch monitors or roaming the floor, helping duffers pick out equipment. If that's not enough for ya, the store is preparing to roll out V1 Golf software that analyzes one's swing via video technology and Internet lessons.