Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
This Saturday, December 7, PGA TOUR Superstore will celebrate the grand opening of its first retail store in Irvine, California, and its 18th store in the U.S. The 50,000 square foot store is located off I-5 at Alton Parkway and Technology Drive and continues the brand’s expansion in California. The company’s first store in California opened in May in East Palo Alto, and its second California store opened in November in Palm Desert.
“We’re excited to expand our presence in California by opening a new PGA TOUR Superstore in Irvine,” said Dick Sullivan, President and CEO, PGA TOUR Superstore. “And we look forward to providing our customers in this market with the number one destination for consulting with certified golf teaching pros, fully interactive training simulators and the best names in golf and tennis equipment and apparel.”
PGA TOUR Superstores provide unique, interactive experiences to golf and tennis enthusiasts of all levels. Each store features certified golf pros, personalized golf lessons and the best in golf technology, equipment, apparel, custom fitting and repairs. The Irvine store will also offer a broad array of tennis apparel, shoes and equipment from brands including adidas, Babolat, Head/Penn, Nike, Prince and Wilson. The new Irvine store experience also includes:
− Five performance practice bays with swing analysis
− Eight swing simulators for lessons and custom club fittings
− A 2,000 square foot putting green
− Golf apparel, shoes and equipment from brands including adidas, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cobra-PUMA, ECCO, Mizuno, Nike, PGA TOUR, TaylorMade, Titleist and Under Armour
“PGA TOUR Superstore is recognized as the retail authority for golfers who want to shop like the pros,” added Sullivan. “By expanding our brand in Irvine, we’re bringing state-of-the-art technology, training and interactive experiences to golfers here in one of California’s top golf destinations.”
As a first demonstration of commitment to the Irvine community, during today’s Friends and Family event, PGA TOUR Superstore will present a $10,000 grant to The First Tee Orange County, Irvine’s top youth development program for building character, instilling life-enhancing values and promoting healthy choices through the game of golf. In addition to grants, PGA TOUR Superstore provides young people with access to state-of-the-art teaching, club fitting and training.
PGA TOUR Superstore is owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons.
“Our new customers will quickly see that we are equipped to serve a broad range of golfers and tennis players, with an emphasis on offering the industry’s best brands and providing the broadest array of services to meet each customer’s needs,” noted Blank. “We make it easy to get in and stay in the game, and we look forward to bringing our store’s products, services and expertise to golfers and tennis players in Irvine and to being a positive contributor to the Orange County community.”
The Irvine PGA TOUR Superstore grand opening event will take place this Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The daylong celebration will include $30,000 in product giveaways, free rounds of golf, golf clinics from certified teaching pros and putting contests. Legendary golf club designer Roger Cleveland will sign autographs at the new store on Sunday, December 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 PGA TOUR Pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with certified teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays and large putting greens. There is also an in-house club making and repair facility. Many stores also include a full-service tennis department with certified racquet stringers. 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. PGA TOUR Superstore’s website and direct-to-consumer fulfillment also offers the widest assortment of golf and tennis equipment and apparel online. PGATOURSuperstore.com is the PGA TOUR’s exclusive online retail partner, accessible through the Shop link on the PGA TOUR’s website and mobile applications. For more information and career opportunities, visit us at: http://www.pgatoursuperstore.com.