WE ARE AUSTAD'S GOLF - WE ARE FAMILY
WHO WE ARE
At Austad's, we are who we have been since 1963 - a family business with strong Midwest roots. Founded in 1963 by Oscar Austad, who was a man with the energy and passion to make almost any idea work, we entered our 3rd generation of Austad management in 2017. Through our decades in the golf business, we've seen and survived pretty much every change the industry has thrown our way and we believe that our foundation in providing exceptional customer service has allowed us to weather every storm and come out on top. At Austad's, we pride ourselves on creating experiences that turn customers into lifelong friends. Golf equipment may be what we sell, but at the end of the day, we're really in the business of fun.
MEET THE AUSTAD'S GOLF MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dave has been in the golf business since the second grade when he swept the floor of the warehouse for a bottle of pop from founder and dad, Oscar Austad. Since then, Dave held almost every job imaginable at Austad's until taking over as President in 1988 and has helped steer the company through many changes over the years. Dave summarizes his career this way, "Being at Austad's is all I ever wanted to do. I've been blessed with great staff, suppliers and customers that have helped make Austad's the oldest family-owned golf chain in the United States."
President and COO
Ryan has been playing golf since he was old enough to grip a club. "My best golf memory is playing the 'ice cream hole' with my dad when I was a kid. If I scored a 6 or better, we'd go out for a frozen treat following the round," said Austad. Ryan now has two kids of his own who are starting the game. Prior to rejoining the Austad's team in 2015, Ryan spent seven years working as a management consultant with Fortune 500 companies. "While consulting taught me a lot, the golf industry is ultimately where I belong. We believe in having fun each day while helping people reach their golfing potential. I wake up each day loving what I do."
DIRECTOR of MERCHANDISING
Jared started working at Austad’s Golf in 2019, but has been a golfer almost his entire life, having been introduced to the game as a kid by his Dad. He bought his first set of golf clubs from Austad’s with the money he won from his Dad’s March Madness pool at work, which we feel was a very strong investment. Outside of work, Jared spends time with his wife, Micaela and their three boys – Gavin, Kellen and Noah.
SOFT GOODS BUYER
Laura has been a longtime Austad’s Golf staffer, having started in 2006, but has been in the golf industry since 1998, when she worked at her local golf course in Central Valley. Golf has pretty much always been a part of Laura’s life since she started playing with family at the age of 6 and competitively at age 9. As soft goods buyer for Austad’s, Laura loves seeing the fresh styles before they hit the store. She still plays a weekly 9 holes with her mom and sister.
SARA RUBIN AUSTAD
DIRECTOR OF ECOMMERCE
Some of Sara's earliest memories come directly from Austad's Golf. "Saturdays were office days with Dad when I was a kid," she says, "we would head out to the warehouse and run around like hooligans until Dad gave us a fun game to play like 'sticker the golf balls' or 'sort the gloves". From there, Sara worked just about every job available in the family business. After a brief departure from the company where Sara worked in marketing and website development for a large pure play Ecommerce retailer, she came back to the family business in 2015 to help reinvigorate the company's web business. "Austad's is where I belong. It's always been home to me and always will be," she said. Sara lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband, two daughters and bulldog.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe in family.
We believe in lifelong friends.
We believe in mulligans.
We believe in cold beer on a hot day and playing 36 holes with your best buddies.
We believe in bold colors and golf shirts that can be seen even in the dead of night.
We believe you can buy yourself a better golf game with some sweet new clubs.
We believe that most people take life and golf far too seriously and should cut themselves some slack and just have fun.
We believe in greenside celebrations for chip-ins, long putts dropped and even double bogeys.
We believe that you should ride your putter around like a pony when you drop a birdie putt.
We believe the history and heritage of golf are one part of what makes it great.
We believe that custom fit golf clubs will help you play better and have more fun on the golf course.
We believe that a passion for golf is a passion for life.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
GUARANTEE OF SERVICE
Since 1963, Austad's Golf has had a commitment to helping golfers play better and have more fun on the course. Our Professional Custom Fitters are trained to provide you an engaging and educational experience that helps you play your best golf. If your experience doesn't meet these expectations, give us a call at 1-800-444-1234 or email us at [email protected] and we'll make it right!
GUARANTEE OF FIT
Your satisfaction with any new club purchase from Austad's Golf is assured with our 20/20 Playability Guarantee. If we fit you for a club and you are unsatisfied, return it to us within 20 days and receive an exchange or store credit, less a 20% restocking fee.
GUARANTEE OF LOW PRICE
Austad's Golf is committed to providing value to our customers. We will match any local or national authorized retailer's price on an identical, in-stock item or we will refund the difference within 15 days of your purchase.