Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc. (GTPS) has announced that it has signed a lease for space for a third Atlanta-area store to be located in Duluth, Ga. The new store, which will be approximately 78,000 square feet, will open in April 2006, just two months after the company opens its Superstore in Kennesaw, Ga. The Duluth PGA TOUR Superstore will be near the intersection of Steve Reynolds Boulevard and I-85.
«Our first Superstore in Roswell, Ga., has been a tremendous success, prompting us to expand into a second and third location in the Atlanta area,» said Bill Hamlin, chief executive officer of GTPS. «The public has recognized that there are no other golf and tennis stores in the country that offer the variety of products and services we do. That's because our main focus is to improve one's golf or tennis game. We have invested in the newest technology and inventory so we can fit each customer into a club or racquet that's right for them. With the additional space in the Duluth store, we'll have more simulators for golfers and an indoor tennis court for tennis players to try out racquets and take lessons. With each new store, we are providing something new, exciting and unique.»
In addition to carrying the largest selection of golf equipment, apparel, shoes and golf-themed home décor in the Atlanta area, the PGA TOUR Superstore provides shoppers with an interactive, entertaining experience. Golfers have access to technology and services usually found in professional «Tour Vans» at tournament sites. Computerized swing simulators and launch monitors are in place to analyze a player's swing speed, ball trajectory, launch angle and impact zone. Game improvement tools such as the SST Pure® Shaft Alignment System (PUREing) and the Balance-Certified — Golf's Motion Balancing Adjustment System™ are available to adapt clubs to each individual's needs. PGA of America and other teaching pros are on staff to provide lessons, adjust a swing and guide club fitting.
Uniquely, PGA TOUR Superstore is the only retailer that offers a broad selection for golf's fastest growing segments of golfers, women and juniors. Left-handed golfers also have more club options at PGA TOUR Superstore.
«Man, woman, junior, right-handed or left-handed, when a golfer comes into the PGA TOUR Superstore, they get expert assistance coupled with access to state-of-the-art technology and an extraordinary inventory of products,» says Hamlin. «Before PGA TOUR Superstore arrived on the golf scene, that kind of assistance and variety were only available to pro golfers on tour.»
«We are very excited about the potential for the PGA TOUR Superstore concept to revolutionize golf retailing,» said Tim Finchem, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. «We also believe the PGA TOUR Superstore can have a major impact on the growth of our sport.»
«Crown and TTM are very pleased to have been able to work with the PGA TOUR Superstore on this location,» said Tom Abernathy, Managing Partner of Crown Investment Holdings, LLC and TTM Holdings, owner of the shopping center. «We look forward to a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with the PGA TOUR Superstore.»
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., and a third Superstore operates as PGA TOUR Superstore in Roswell, Ga. A fourth Superstore will open in Kennesaw, Ga. in February 2006. 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 PGA of America teaching professionals, 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 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, 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 addition to providing competitive opportunities for its memberships, PGA TOUR events also generate significant sums of money for charity. PGA TOUR events have raised over $1 billion for charity since 1938, the first year such records were kept. The PGA TOUR's Web site address is www.pgatour.com.
PGA TOUR is a trademark of the PGA TOUR. All other brands or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s).
ABOUT CROWN INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, LLC AND TTM HOLDINGS
Crown Investment Holdings, LLC and TTM Holdings, LLC are based in Duluth, Ga. They strategically purchase underutilized commercial properties in the Southeast and renovate those properties to enhance both the visual and economic aspects of those commercial assets.