Golf News for Thursday, April 3, 2008 | Business

Golf Town reports grand opening of new Calgary retail center

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- Golf Town – Canada’s largest golf retailer with unequaled selection and competitive prices – announces its expansion to 38 locations this spring, including the grand opening of its latest superstore in Calgary, 2929 Sunridge Way NE, on Thursday, April 10 at 8:00am.

To celebrate the new 18,500 square foot store, Golf Town will offer special savings of up to 50 percent on a variety of merchandise, including TaylorMade r7 425 drivers, Wilson Staff Dd6 drivers, Datrek Skyline travel bags and Callaway Golf Big Bertha golf ball12-Packs.

“Golf Town’s goal is to be a center of the Canadian golf community and the new Calgary store will allow even more players to try, buy, learn about and improve their games,” says Stephen Bebis, President and CEO. “We’re excited to provide golfers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience Golf Town’s unmatched service, selection and prices.”

Like every Golf Town, the new store will feature products from all the major brands, virtual golf simulators and an in-store putting green, as well as club fitting and lessons from a certified CPGA Professional.

In addition to Calgary, Golf Town also opened superstores in Toronto, Saskatoon and Kingston in March. These new locations are the latest example of the company’s continued expansion since its purchase in September by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of Canada’s largest pension funds. This robust growth is expected to continue with an additional 10-12 stores in the next 22 months.

Golf Town offers an unbeatable selection of the world’s leading golf brands in clubs, bags, balls, apparel, footwear, accessories, gifts, promotional services and more, such as Adams, Bridgestone, Callaway Golf, Cleveland, Cobra, Dunning, ECCO, FootJoy, Founders Club, Gordon Cooper, Greg Norman, Honma, Hugo Boss, LaCoste, Liz Claiborne, LIJA, Mizuno, Nike Golf, Odyssey, Ogio, Paradise, Ping, Sun Mountain, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Titleist, Wilson and more.

For more information, please visit www.golftown.com or call 905.479.0343.

About Golf Town
Founded in 1999, Golf Town is Canada’s largest golf retailer with 38 retail centers across the country. With an average size of nearly 18,000 square feet, these superstores serve as sanctuaries where players of all ages and abilities try, buy, learn about and improve their games.

A center of the Canadian golf community for individuals and organizations, Golf Town guarantees customers find what they want, when they want it at the best price. Each store features all of the major brand-name golf clubs, bags, balls, apparel, footwear, accessories, gifts, professional services and more.

Golf Town has also established Canada’s leading customer advantage initiative via its Leaderboard Membership Privileges Program. Benefits of this free membership include the chance to win a $500 gift card in a national monthly draw, timely e-newsletters to keep players up to date on the latest and greatest in golf; members-only special offers on equipment, accessories, golf lessons and more; advance notice of new equipment releases and opportunities for private test drives; invitations to exclusive in-store events; in-store exchanges or returns made easier than ever thanks to a member-purchase tracking program; and a special introductory offer just for joining.

Among the largest charitable givers in the Canadian golf industry, Golf Town is an official partner with the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada (www.prostatecancer.ca) in the Drive for a Cure and has donated more than $2 million to various causes since 1999. The company’s initiatives include the Golf Town Charity Classic, Annual Golf Town Invitational and “Chips In” donation program, pledging $100 in Golf Town gift cards to all qualifying golf tournaments raising funds for a non-profit organization.

Media Contact:
Andrea Latta
Buffalo Communications
703.891.3383
alatta@billycaspergolf.com