Golf Etc. Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

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Golf Etc. of America, Inc. is the only golf retail franchise company honored on 2009 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Golf Etc. of America, Inc. ( is proud to announce that it has been named by Inc. magazine to the 2009 Inc. 5000 list, recognizing Golf Etc. among the fastest-growing private companies in America. With annual revenue of $3.2 million and a three-year growth rate of 18%, the Texas-based golf retailer currently has more than 60 franchise locations.

"We are honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine for our significant growth during the past 3 years, especially during a challenging economic environment," said Jeremy Glanzer, president and CEO of Golf Etc. "This is further validation of our unique business model and service-oriented approach, which has fueled our success. We share this honor with our hard-working, entrepreneurial franchise owners across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico and Canada."

"As an Inc. 5000 honoree, Golf Etc. of America shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most successful businesses in America," said Jane Berentson, editor of Inc. magazine.

Golf Etc. has had more new store openings in the U.S. during 2006, 2007, 2008 and thus far in 2009 than any other franchise of its kind. During that time, the company has also launched two new concept stores - Golf Etc. for Women and Golf Etc. Tech Studio. Golf Etc. specializes in club fittings, professional repairs and club and swing evaluations, with a mission to offer golf enthusiasts a welcome alternative to "big box" sporting goods store.

About Golf Etc.

Golf Etc. of America, Inc. is the fastest-growing golf retail franchise in America, with more new store openings during 2006, 2007, 2008 and thus far in 2009 than any other golf retail franchise. Founded in 1992, Golf Etc. provides personal service, performance club fittings, professional repair centers and club and swing evaluations, using the latest technology in simulators and launch monitors. Each store also offers the latest selection of pro-line equipment, bags, footwear, balls, gloves, golf-related giftware, men's and women's apparel, accessories, junior clubs, used golf clubs and other golf-related products. Golf Etc. has more than 60 operating franchises in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada and will open 6 to 8 more by the end of the year. For more information, please visit or contact the company at 817.279.7888.


Kelly Kirkendoll Shafer
Shafer Communications for Golf Etc.


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