National Company. Local Ownership.
As manager of Golf Headquarters, Mark DeBolt’s goal is to run a business based on honesty and integrity. He wants every patron who enters the store to leave feeling better than when they first came in.
Ed is the owner of our store and is retiring this summer. He acquired a passion for golf early in his life and spent a great deal of time on the golf course and driving range becoming an accomplished amateur in high school. In the early 1970s, Ed got his dream job managing an 18 hole golf course in Nurnberg, Germany, where he quickly learned all facets of the golf industry. He returned to Rochester, Minnesota and spent time as the Service Manager at Tom’s Pontiac Honda. While there, he realized the need for an “off course” golf store in Rochester - and in 1988 opened Nevada Bob’s Discount Golf. The philosophy of good product knowledge along with great customer service learned in the car business quickly became the mantra for his stores. The ideas and lessons learned over the past 28 years continue today as well as Ed’s passion for the game and store he loves.
Mark is a PGA Golf Professional and Manager here at Golf Headquarters in Rochester. His golf career started early as he compiled a 71-1-1 match play record and a two-time All-State recipient as well as High School State Champion his senior year in Oklahoma. Mark played golf for and graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he was Honorable Mention All-American and teammates with the late Payne Stewart. His professional golf experience includes PGA Head Golf Professional at Rochester Golf & Country Club and Willow Creek Golf Course in Rochester as well as teaching golf at Hadley Creek Learning Center. Mark has been the Manager of Golf Headquarters since 2013 and continues to teach ‘outside’ at Hadley Creek throughout the summer. He's had the honor of playing golf with Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Craig Stadler, Andy North, Andy Bean, Jim McLean, and Don January.
We feel that people will come to our store because they trust we will improve their golf games; whether it’s through lessons, fittings, club repairs, or just discussing their games. We will improve their golfing experience - that is a promise. -Mark DeBolt
Tom started his tenure at Golf Headquarters in 2004 and his worked hard to become proficient in all aspects of the business. He is a certified club fitter in most major brands, has an excellent knowledge of the existing inventory, and has gained valuable knowledge in the repair room from re-shafting to length modifications and gripping. Tom has been a member of the Northern Hills Men’s Golf Association (NHMGA) since 2000, has twice been a board member, and was the President of the NHMGA for the 2016 season.