Golfsmith International, the worlds largest golf retailer, has opened its first Oklahoma location. The new store in the Quail Springs area of Oklahoma City, OK is the largest golf store in the state, with an emphasis on a retail experience that encourages customers to try product before they buy in a hi-tech environment.
Golfsmiths 33,000 square foot store is located at 2120 W. Memorial Road, in the former Ultimate Electronics location. Golfsmith will give away more than $7,500 in free prizes including a $1,000 shopping spree during the grand opening celebration on March 1, 2, and 3, 2013.
The new location makes it easy for golfers to try out the latest new clubs with four high-tech, computerized club fitting studios, and a huge five bay, indoor driving range right inside the store. It also features an expansive indoor putting green so golfers can work on their short game with the latest putters. The new store also features GolfTEC, a state-of-the-art in-store improvement center, with PGA teaching professionals and certified coaches to help golfers improve their game.
Golfsmith is a golfers paradise. Whether you are a scratch golfer or someone looking to get into the game for the first time, we offer the best selection of the biggest brands in a truly unique environment, said Golfsmith Internationals President and CEO Sue Gove. Todays clubs can be overwhelming with hi-tech features like adjustable loft and shot shape options. Our store associates are experts in helping customers sort through the myriad of options to find exactly what they need to play better and enjoy this great game even more. In fact, we have trained our associates as Adjustability Experts for the kickoff of the season. Our people are the best and combine their passion for the game with their expertise to help all our customers find the right gear.
In addition to clubs, balls, shoes, tees and other golf essentials from brands like Titleist, PING, Callaway, TaylorMade, Cobra, PUMA, Nike Golf, Mizuno and more, Golfsmith offers a wide selection of authentic golf apparel brands and fashions not found in a typical department or discount store. Golfers will also find the latest hi-tech accessories such as GPS units, swing analyzers and rangefinders.
The new store is part of a continued growth strategy by Golfsmith that is bucking an industry trend of golf store closures. According to the National Golf Foundation, almost half of all golf stores in America closed in the last decade. The Texas-based golf retailer will continue its expansion in 2013 with 10 planned stores throughout the U.S.
Golfsmiths Oklahoma City Grand Opening celebration occurs March 1, 2, and 3. More than $7,500 in freebies will be given away during the celebration. When the store opens at 8:00 AM on Friday, the first 200 people in line will receive a free two-pack of premium golf balls and all customers will have a chance to register to win a $1,000 shopping spree which will be given away at 9:15am. On Saturday, the first 100 customers will receive a goody bag valued at more than $100, including a round of golf at a local course. All weekend long, customers can participate in contests and register for a chance to win prizes such as drivers, iron sets, GPS units and rangefinders. GolfTEC will also be hosting a group clinic on Saturday.