Friday, March 15, 2013

Golfsmith to give away $7,500 worth of prizes at grand opening

A new golf retailer is holding grand opening celebrations in Charlotte from Friday to Sunday, featuring free prizes and a $1,000 shopping spree giveaway.

Golfsmith is open at the Carolina Pavilion shopping center on South Boulevard. The location is the store's first in Charlotte. The 26,000-square-foot store features golf simulators and an indoor putting green, so shoppers can try out the latest equipment and work on their short game.

"North Carolina is a huge golf destination and Golfsmith is a golfer’s paradise. So we’re thrilled to expand our footprint to golfers that live here or visit these areas to play the game. Whether you are a scratch golfer or someone looking to get into the game for the first time, we offer the best selection of the biggest brands in a truly unique environment," said Golfsmith CEO Sue Gove, in a statement.

The company, based in Texas, plans to open eight more stores this year, including one in Greensboro. Golfsmith is filling in a void. Almost half of the nation's golf stores have closed in the past 10 years, according to the National Golf Foundation.

Here is the store's summary of grand opening events this weekend:

"When the store opens at 8:00 AM on Friday, the first 200 people in line will receive a free two-pack of premium golf balls and all customers will have a chance to register to win a $1,000 shopping spree which will be given away at 9:15am. On Saturday, the first 100 customers will receive a goody bag valued at more than $100, including a round of golf at a local course. All weekend long, customers can participate in contests and register for a chance to win prizes such as drivers, iron sets, GPS units and rangefinders. GolfTEC will also be hosting a group clinic on Saturday."

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Wes said...

Before I type this let me say that I should have done the math. 100, $100 bags plus the Friday giveaway is quite a bit more than the $7500 mentioned:

So I got up early this morning to go check out the new Charlotte, NC Golfsmith store, mainly due to ads running promising goodie bags valued at $100 & including a free round of golf at a local course to the first 100 customers. I was very disappointed to only find a sleeve of MacGregor Dx balls, currently sold for $5.97/dozen, a chick- fil-a coupon that expires today & a coupon for a local golf center that expired on 12/31/2011. I will use the dozen tees & I'll read the Golf magazine, but the bag was hardly worth 100 pesos, let alone $100. I hate to complain about anything free, but based on this experience I will most likely stop a mile up the road at Edwin Watts next time.