A Superstore keeps swinging
PGA Tour Superstore is growing its retail presence even as many other big-box stores downsize.
The chain will open a 45,500-sq.ft. store at Woodlands Shopping Center, Houston, in a former Sports Authority location, this fall. It’s the first Houston location for the company, whose controlling owner is Arthur Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot.
“Houston represents a premier market for our expansion and the Woodlands is an ideal location to introduce what we believe is the best experience in golf retail,” said PGA Tour Superstore president and CEO Dick Sullivan. “We are coming off of a record-breaking grand opening in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and we know that our focus on experiential retail with huge assortments and passionate people will continue to allow us to grow. We are redefining golf retail, and we are being opportunistic about selecting key new locations around the country.”
The new store will be staffed with PGA of America teaching professionals and feature up to 14 state-of-the-art swing simulators and hitting bays, and an expansive putting green along with an in-house club making and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, PGA Tour Superstore offers an extensive selection of men’s, women’s and juniors’ golf apparel and footwear.
In addition to the location at Woodlands, PGA Tour recently took over another Sports Authority location, in Glendale, Arizona, which will open in 2017. New stores in South Carolina and Florida are also slated for next year.
“We couldn’t be more bullish about our future and we will continue to focus on inspiring our customers to love the game as much as we do,” said Sullivan.
PGA Tour Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a subsidiary of AMB Group, headquartered in Roswell, Georgia. The "AMB" of the AMB Group stands for Arthur M. Blank