PGA Tour Superstore makes push into Chicago
Monday, May 21, 2012
The PGA Tour Superstore is growing its national presence by entering the Chicago market with two store openings within weeks of each other.
On May 17, the Roswell, Ga.-based retail chain opened a 60,000 square-foot location in Schaumburg and is planning to unveil a second Chicago superstore next month in Downers Grove. The new additions will bring the retailer’s total number of storefronts to 14.
The retail business is owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired co-founder of Home Depot. PGA Tour Superstore is the exclusive off-course and off-airport retail partner of the PGA Tour.
In addition to its presence in Chicago, the steadily growing chain has locations in the following markets: three in metro Atlanta; two each in Dallas, Myrtle Beach and Phoenix; and one store each in Naples, Fla., Delray Beach, Fla., and Denver.
Emphasizing its focus on customer service, Dick Sullivan, the retailer’s CEO and president said: “We… will never push our customers on a ’house brand‘ because we offer our customers only the top of the line, most popular brands… No one in our store works on a commission.”