PGA Tour Superstore Opens Second Chicagoland Location

ROSWELL, Ga., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for Father’s Day, PGA TOUR Superstore is opening a second Chicagoland location on June 14 in Downers Grove. The new superstore is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Butterfield Road, and is readily accessible from Interstate 88.

“When our Schaumburg store opened last month, PGA TOUR Superstore became a destination for golf and tennis enthusiasts literally overnight,” said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan . “Customers quickly learned that we pride ourselves in offering the best and most popular brands along with expert advice. We’ve trained our sales associates to match the optimal equipment with each player’s swing and experience, and since our associates do not work on commission, customers never feel pressured.”
Downers Grove is PGA TOUR Superstore’s 14th retail location. The stores are owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank , retired Home Depot co-founder and current owner of the Atlanta Falcons.

“We strive to establish long-term relationships with our customers by always providing them the ultimate shopping experience: knowledgeable sales professionals in a setting that’s filled with their favorite brands,” Blank said.

PGA TOUR Superstore provides an array of services, including personalized golf lessons; seminars conducted by golf professionals using state-of-the-art teaching technologies; golf club and ball fittings; club repair and re-gripping; and tennis racket restringing. The store experience also includes performance practice bays, lesson swing simulators and a 1,600 square-foot putting green.

In addition, PGA TOUR Superstore offers an unrivaled selection of golf and tennis equipment along with a broad assortment of related apparel, shoes and junior products. Customers having a favorite tennis or golf brand — such as Titleist, TaylorMade, Callaway, PING, Nike, Cobra-PUMA, adidas, Cleveland, Srixon, Adams, Mizuno, FootJoy, Bridgestone, Wilson, Prince, Babolat or Under Armour — will find it well represented at PGA TOUR Superstore.

About PGA TOUR Superstore:
PGA TOUR Superstore is headquartered in Roswell, Georgia, and is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC.
As the PGA TOUR’s exclusive off-course/off-airport retail partner, PGA TOUR Superstore provides customers with access to the same technology and expertise that card-carrying PGA TOUR Pros use each week in the TOUR Vans that accompany them. All stores are staffed with teaching professionals and have multiple state-of-the-art swing simulators, practice hitting bays and a putting green. There is also an in-house club-making and repair facility. Many stores are equipped with a full-size tennis court and a staff tennis professional who conducts lessons and clinics.  In addition to the two Chicago area stores, PGA TOUR Superstore has locations across the country, including three stores in metro Atlanta; two each in Dallas, Myrtle Beach and Phoenix; one in Naples, FL; one in Delray Beach, FL; and one in Denver.

About the PGA TOUR:
The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, CHAMPIONS TOUR, NATIONWIDE TOUR and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica.
The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 715 million households in 225 countries and territories in 29 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than $121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR’s all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Verda Beach, FL.
PGA TOUR Superstore Contact: Brittany Rowe, 678-987-7982 or

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