CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | John Gamble’s shop, as familiar to Charlotte-area golfers as Quail Hollow’s famous Green Mile finish, sits in the middle of an aging, one-story strip shopping property long past its glory days on Central Avenue, a traffic-heavy thoroughfare that defines diversity in this city.
Flanked on one side by a small Mexican restaurant and on the other by a café advertising billiards tables on its glass window and just across the street from what had been a cinder-block bar catering to war veterans, stepping into Gamble’s shop is like stepping into a different dimension.
Officially known as John Gamble’s Carolina Golf Mfg., everyone just says they’re going to see John Gamble.
If he can’t fix it, bend it, grind it, re-shaft it or find a replacement, then it can’t be done.
John Gamble poses with his trusty loft-and-lie machine. Photo: Ron Green Jr., Global Golf Post
Actually getting to Gamble – a 63-year old in his 39th year as the wizard of repair – means stepping through a glass door with a bell that a...
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