Carrie Rengers

Max Evenson sells his Pro Link Golf

Dwight Arvidson, left, has taken over Pro Link Golf from the original owner, Max Evenson, right. The shop, which is at Harry and St. Francis, sells clubs on consignment and does repairs and customizes golf clubs.
Dwight Arvidson, left, has taken over Pro Link Golf from the original owner, Max Evenson, right. The shop, which is at Harry and St. Francis, sells clubs on consignment and does repairs and customizes golf clubs. The Wichita Eagle

Pro Link Golf owner Max Evenson didn’t know it, but he started training his replacement more than a decade ago.

Evenson opened his shop, which he says is all “about anything involving the game of golf,” at Harry and St. Francis in 1998.

In 2003, Dwight Arvidson came to him with some questions about repairing golf clubs.

“I was trying to find a new career,” Arvidson says.

A couple of back surgeries ended his career at Boeing.

Arvidson wound up getting formal training in golf repair, but he continued to come back to Evenson for advice.

“He has called me over the years just asking questions,” Evenson says.

“He’s kind of like my mentor,” says Arvidson, who went on to work at several places in the business, including Golf Warehouse.

Some health issues have led Evenson to want to sell Pro Link Golf.

“I wanted the shop to continue,” he says. “Dwight seemed to be a natural fit.”

The sale is finalized, but Evenson says he’ll still be around.

“I’m just kind of going to be the shop mascot for a while.”

Arvidson says he and the shop will benefit from Evenson’s presence, and Evenson will benefit from a flexible schedule.

“Now when somebody says they’ve got a tee time or the fish are biting, he’s going to be out the door.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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