Worldwide Golf Shops Announce That Their Pineville, North Carolina Edwin Watts Golf Shop Caught Fire and Has Taken the Life of a Fire Fighter

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Worldwide Golf Shops makes this announcement to offer its condolences to the community of Pineville, North Carolina and to the Sheltra Family for the loss of their son and Volunteer Firefighter -- Richard Sheltra.

Worldwide Golf Shops, a privately held company and one of the nation’s largest golf specialty retailer, sadly announces that its Edwin Watts Golf Shop located in Pineville, North Carolina was unfortunately taken by fire and one courageous Pineville Volunteer Firefighter, Richard Sheltra, lost his life working to put the fire out.

“This situation is catastrophic. We couldn’t be more saddened. Our company is built on the game of golf and this courageous fire fighter and his unit fought for something bigger than what our goals and objectives are. We are still looking into how we can help this terrible situation,” commented President of Worldwide Golf Al Morris.

The fire took place on Saturday, April 30th shortly after 9:00pm at the Edwin Watts Golf Shop located at 8500 Pineville-Matthews Road. Fire fighters from both Pineville and Charlotte were dispatched to combat what would be a three-alarm fire. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire but initial speculation is that the Edwin Watts Golf Shop and Countryside Shopping Center was hit by a lighting strike.

“I want to thank the fire fighters from both the Pineville and Charlotte fire departments for trying to save the Edwin Watts Golf Shop and extend our deepest condolences to the Sheltra family for their loss,” added Morris.

Any customers with any existing service related needs please call (888) 216-5252 or email us at support(at)rdgolf(dot)com.

About Worldwide Golf:
The Edwin Watts Golf Shops line of specialty golf stores were purchased by World Wide Golf Shops as a merger to produce one of the largest golf specialty retail chain. Worldwide Golf owns and operates a national chain of golf specialty stores that consists of 83 stores in 19 states doing business as Roger Dunn Golf Shops in California and Hawaii, The Golf Mart in California and New Mexico, Vans Golf Shops in Arizona, Golfers' Warehouse in New England, Uinta Golf Shops in Utah and Edwin Watts Golf throughout the Southeastern United States. Worldwide Golf has been offering golfers quality golf products at the guaranteed lowest prices for over 50 years all backed by their 90-day, 100% Satisfaction guarantee.

For more information on Worldwide Golf Shops, visit the company website at

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