October Tournament Sponsorships By Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore Support Charitable Causes On Grand Strand

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Kyle Petty event is among martin's PGA TOUR superstore sponsorships.

Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore, with locations in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. is beginning the busy fall golf season by sponsoring nearly a dozen local golf tournaments during the month of October. Funds raised during the events will help to support a variety of worthy causes including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Wednesday, October 17, Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore sponsored a tournament to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp. The camp opened its doors in 2004 and was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty. Victory Junction Gang Camp enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing camping experiences in a safe and medically sound environment. Most campers at Victory Junction would not otherwise be able to attend camp because of their medical needs.

"We are pleased to be in a position to sponsor tournaments for such great causes," said Steve Conwell, vice president of marketing and community relations for Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., which owns and operates Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore. "Our commitment to being involved and helping improve the communities in which we operate is a driving force behind our many tournament sponsorships."

So far this year, Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore has donated thousands of dollars in support of charitable events. Several more tournament sponsorships are scheduled during Nov. and Dec.

About PGA TOUR Superstores:

PGA TOUR Superstores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. (GTPS), headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. Each Superstore is dedicated to providing consumers with exceptional selection, services and prices within an entertaining, interactive store environment. GTPS is the PGA TOUR's exclusive PGA TOUR partner for off-course/off-airport golf retailing.

Two Superstores operate as Martin's PGA TOUR Superstore in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Other Superstores operate in the Atlanta area (Roswell, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead), two stores operate in the Dallas, Texas area and two stores operate in Chandler and Scottsdale, Ariz. Other expansion plans include Orlando, Fla.; Houston, Texas; and the Southern California cities of Los Angeles and San Diego in the near future. All Superstores are focused on game improvement in golf and tennis, as well as growing the games. Each store offers swing analysis, golf instruction by professional instructors, club fittings, indoor practice greens, and hitting nets, as well as golf and tennis apparel, golf-themed home furnishings, and a vast selection of golf and tennis equipment. The PGA TOUR Superstore's Web site address is http://www.pgatoursuperstore.com.

About The PGA Tour:

The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to provide competitive earnings opportunities for past, current and future members of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour; to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world.

In 2006, the three Tours competed in nearly 120 events for approximately $325 million in prize money. Tournaments were held in eight countries outside the U.S. and in 38 states.

In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours reached the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions in late 2005. The PGA TOUR's Web site address is http://www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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