Golf News for Friday, February 8, 2013 | Business

King Par SuperStore honored by Association of Golf Merchandisers

FLUSHING, Mich. -- King Par SuperStore, one of the largest golf specialty stores in the Midwest, announced it is a recipient of the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) inaugural Platinum Award. The award recognizes the top premier golf shops around the country.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by the AGM as one of the best in our industry," said Dan Straka, vice president of sales, King Par SuperStore. "Our mission at King Par is to make shopping for golf equipment and apparel a fun, informative and non-intimidating experience for our customers. We offer a wide selection of golf products that meet the experience level and budget of every customer that walks through our doors. The key to our success over the years has been our staff. They take great pride in their work and are extremely knowledgeable in their area of expertise."

King Par SuperStore is a 22,000 square foot retail store that offers golf clubs, balls, bags, apparel and accessories for golfers of every age and ability level. The King Par SuperStore has a calendar filled with year-round special events such as demo days, custom club fitting by trained personnel, visits from manufacturer tech vans, new product technical sessions, fashion shows and lessons and clinics by golf professionals. Along with the retail store, King Par has a large practice facility that features 32 covered and heated bays, 10 natural grass tees, a practice chipping area with a bunker, and a 4,500 square foot putting green. Demo clubs are available for customers to try prior to purchase.

The Platinum Award recognizes the top 100 premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors. Entries were judged on creative ideas, revenue-generating initiatives, promotions and visual displays. The AGM Platinum Awards are a combination of two long-standing awards programs, Golf World's 100 Best Golf Shops and AGM's Front Nine Awards. The recipients received their award on Jan. 25 at the Annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.

King Par LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Flushing, Michigan. King Par LLC produces and distributes golf clubs, equipment and accessories under the brands Orlimar, Affinity, Intech, Knight, and TiTech and is the exclusive North American distributor for Hi-Tec golf footwear. Also under the King Par LLC umbrella is King Par Superstore, with a 22,000 square foot retail location in Flushing, Michigan and an online retailer.

For information on King Par, visit www.kingpar.com.