PGA TOUR Superstore Announces Second Chicago Location

Jan 25, 2012, 10:23 ET from PGA TOUR Superstore

ROSWELL, Ga., Jan. 25, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of announcing its PGA TOUR Superstore opening in Schaumburg, the company announced today that Downers Grove will be the site for the second PGA TOUR Superstore in the Chicago area.  The 45,000 square-foot store will be located in the former Rossi Furniture location at Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road. The store will open early summer 2012, following the opening of the Schaumburg store, and be accessible from Interstate 88 at Highland Avenue.

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"We are particularly excited about expanding to Chicago, which is one of the premier areas in America for golf enthusiasts," said PGA TOUR Superstore President & CEO Dick Sullivan. "Our goal is to build relationships with our customers by providing a great experience in an inviting environment, and we are happy to have the opportunity to do so in the Chicago community."

The addition of these two stores will increase the number of PGA TOUR Superstores nationwide to 14.  The two Chicago stores are the company's first locations in the Midwest. 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 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 needs, and providing the broadest array of golf and tennis services," Blank noted.  "We make it easy to get in, and stay in, the game.  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."

About PGA TOUR Superstore:

PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., headquartered in Roswell, GA, and is a majority-controlled 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.

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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 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order 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 PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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