Golf News for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Business

Golf Town announces new superstore in Sherwood Park, Alberta

MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada -- It's shaping up to be a great year for Sherwood Park area golfers as the city is ready to welcome its first Golf Town superstore.

Canada's largest golf retailer, providing unequaled selection and competitive prices from coast to coast, announces the grand opening celebration of its 55th Canadian location on Thursday, April 4th at 5000 Emerald Drive in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

"As demand grows for Golf Town's unrivaled service, selection and prices, we continue to open new stores to better meet our customers' needs," say Golf Town's EVP, of Golf Town Operations Canada Ron Hornbaker. "Sherwood Park is a passionate golfing community. We're very excited to be part of it and we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable and convenient shopping experience."

The 16,518-sq.-ft. facility, which complements the 3 current Edmonton superstores, will feature Golf Town's brand name equipment, apparel and accessories as well as a full range of Golf Town Academy services, including an in store putting green and three hitting bays with the Smart Fit Advanced Custom Fitting Technology as well as the company's cutting-edge Swing Labs custom fitting technology, which provides extensive launch data analysis for every player's swing, then narrows their ideal equipment choices from a possible 820,000 club combinations to just three.

"To celebrate the newest store there will be grand opening specials at all Edmonton area locations throughout the weekend, plus door crashers, contests and deals only available at the new Sherwood Park location " says Golf Town's Regional Sales Director, Kevin Giesbrecht. " The new Golf Town team at Sherwood Park is excited to present an unparalleled retail experience"

As an added bonus, the first 100 customers in line on April 4th, 5th 6th & 7th will also receive a free gift bag at the new Sherwood Park location.

Grand Opening hours will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th, on Friday, April 5th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular store hours can be found at www.golftown.com

About Golf Town
Founded in 1999, Golf Town has evolved from a single store in Scarborough, ON, into Canada's largest golf retailer. Averaging nearly 18,000 square feet, the chain features 55 superstores from coast to coast. Each location boasts the industry's widest selection and best pricing of golf equipment, apparel, and accessories, including all the major name brand products. A hub for the Canadian golf community, Golf Town serves as a sanctuary for players of all ages and abilities to try, buy, learn about and improve their games. A leading employer of PGA of Canada Professionals, Golf Town offers in-store lessons tailored to each customer's needs via The Academy at Golf Town, and also provides custom fitting via its cutting-edge Swing Lab technology. Golf Town was acquired by OMERS Private Equity ("OPE"), the private equity arm of the OMERS Worldwide group of companies, in September 2007. For more information about OPE, please visit www.omerspe.com

For more information contact :
Adam Lynn, Field Marketing Manager
Golf Town
905-479-0343, Ext. 800245, © 416-909-1858
alynn@golftown.com
Golf Town on Twitter: @golftown
Golf Town on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GolfTown