"The 100 Best Golf Shops program has been part of Golf World (and, previously, Golf Shop Operations) for 27 years, but as the magazine has evolved, the editors have come to recognize that the AGM, our partner for many years, would be the best caretaker for this valued franchise," said Mike Johnson, Senior Editor for Golf World. "We are grateful to the AGM for stepping up and preserving this worthy tribute to top retailers."
In light of this change, the AGM is pleased to announce the inaugural Platinum Awards - Recognizing Premier Golf Shops which will combine the best of the former Golf World 100 Best Golf Shops and the AGM Front Nine Awards.
Recognition will be given to the most creative entries and best practices of public, private, resort and off-course golf shops. Winners will be announced prior to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and will be feted during the show with a presentation of awards and a reception.
"We are honored to continue the legacy," stated AGM President Darcy Lyberger. "The contents of the award winning entries will continue to be highlighted in issues of the AGM e-Tailer and in educational resources we provide for our members and the golf industry." Past entrants in both the 100 Best Golf Shops and the AGM Front Nine Awards will receive their official entry form via e-mail. The new awards program will be presented in a digital format which will make it infinitely easier to participate.
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The new awards program will be presented in a digital format which will make it infinitely easier to participate. The attached entry form will acquaint you with the program. Please note that we wish to receive your entry on a disc or flash drive mailed to AGM Headquarters. Books or folios are no longer required. The disc or flash drive should contain your completed entry form, four photos, documents for three initiatives and one special initiative. For clarity, please remember to title both your photos and your initiatives.
Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2012 to be considered.
Executive Director, Association of Golf Merchandisers