ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PGA TOUR Superstore announced today its plans to open a store in the Chicago area in late spring 2012. The store will be located in Schaumburg at the site of the former Great Indoors store at Golf Road and Meacham Road near Woodfield Mall, the largest mall in Chicagoland.
PGA TOUR Superstore also plans to open a second store in the Chicago metro area during 2012. The location of the second store will be announced at a later date. The addition of these two stores will increase the number of PGA TOUR Superstores nationwide to 14. The two Chicago stores will be the company's first locations in the Midwest.
"We look forward to bringing our store's products, services and expertise to golfers and tennis players in Chicagoland, and to being a positive contributor in the community," said PGA TOUR Superstore President & CEO Dick Sullivan. "Our new customers will quickly see that we are equipped to serve a broad range of golf and tennis players, with an emphasis on offering the industry's best brands, fitting products to each customer's unique needs, and providing the broadest array of golf and tennis services. In a nutshell, we make it easy to get in, and stay in, the game. We are particularly excited about expanding to Chicago, which is one of the premier areas in America for golf enthusiasts."
Inside the 60,000 square-foot store, Chicagoland customers will find that PGA TOUR Superstore provides the best golf brands in the industry, including Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, PING, Nike, Cobra-PUMA, adidas, Cleveland, Srixon, Adams, Mizuno, FootJoy and Bridgestone. In addition, the store will carry a broad array of men's and women's golf apparel, including Ralph Lauren, Nike, adidas, Puma, Sport Haley and Jamie Sadock; a large selection of junior golf products; and a compelling assortment of tennis apparel, as well as tennis equipment and shoes, featuring Wilson, Prince, Nike, Babolat, adidas and more.
PGA TOUR Superstore currently has three stores in metro Atlanta; two each in Dallas, Myrtle Beach and Phoenix; one in Denver; and two in Florida: Naples and Delray Beach. The stores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
"Our goal is to build relationships with our customers by providing a great customer experience in an inviting environment, and we are happy to have the opportunity to do so in the Chicago community," Blank noted. "Customers entering our store will find knowledgeable associates ready to help them with their needs."
PGA TOUR Superstore provides a wide variety of high-quality in-store services, including personalized golf lessons and seminars by golf professionals using state-of-the-art teaching technologies; golf club and ball fittings; club repair and regripping; and tennis racquet restringing. The store experience also includes performance practice bays, hi-tech fitting and lesson swing simulators, a 1,600 square-foot putting green, and an indoor tennis court for on-site demos and professional tennis instruction.
"PGA TOUR Superstore is a highly valued licensing partner of the PGA TOUR that delivers an exceptional retailing experience to golf fans and participants," said Tim Hawes, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President, Retail Licensing. "We are very pleased that these PGA TOUR Superstores will soon be available in the Midwest, and we look forward to further growing our partnership with PGA TOUR Superstore in the coming years."
PGA TOUR Superstore will carry the largest selection of golf equipment, apparel, shoes, accessories and golf-themed home decor offered in the Chicago area, as well as a broad selection of tennis apparel, equipment and service.
About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, Ga., and a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC.
As the PGA TOUR's exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying TOUR Pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays and a putting green. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a tennis professional on staff for lessons and clinics. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA TOUR Superstore has an unmatched selection of men's, women's and juniors' apparel and footwear for golf and tennis.
For more information, visit www2.pgatoursuperstore.com
About the PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning nearly 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour.
The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 500 million households in 224 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $118 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is www.PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
PGA TOUR Superstore Contact:
Brittany Rowe, 678.987.7982 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PGA TOUR Contact:
Chris Smith, 904.273.3379 or email@example.com
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