AKRON, Ohio-- Life in Akron is getting a whole lot better for local golfers with the opening of a 21,000 square-feet Golfsmith store, providing an unrivaled retail experience in the city’s largest golf specialty store. Offering an interactive, try-before-you-buy environment, Golfsmith’s newest Ohio location enables golfers of all skills levels to work with Golfsmith’s experts to test and select the ideal gear for their game.
Golfsmith’s Akron location, located on Route 18 in the Akron suburb of Fairlawn, brings the company’s Ohio footprint to five stores. It includes four custom fitting studios, an expansive putting green and massive product selection of the best brands in golf, as well as GolfTEC training studios with PGA teaching professionals and Certified Master Club Fitters. Golfsmith stores provide a relaxing space for golfers who simply want to stop by and talk with like-minded golf nuts, hit some putts or swing the latest gear in a simulator.
“Golf is much more than a game in Ohio, with a rich championship history and strong player community that extends to Akron,” said Golfsmith International Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Zoellner. “As the success of our other Ohio stores shows, this atmosphere is an ideal fit for the unique customer experience Golfsmith delivers. We look forward to showing Akron golfers that we will do Anything for Golf, with unrivaled service and expertise and our FAIR-WAY purchase assurance guarantee.”
Grand Opening Celebration
A Grand Opening Celebration will be held at the Golfsmith Akron store (3737 W. Market St., Fairlawn) Thursday, May 29 through Saturday, May 31 with a number of exciting activities including $10,000 in giveaways, free instructional clinics, all-day contests and door-buster deals, and demo events featuring Callaway’s new Big Bertha driver, TaylorMade’s SLDR series and Cobra Bio Cell lineup.
- “TaylorMade Thursday” May 29 – TaylorMade Thursday will feature contests all day for the latest TaylorMade merchandise including a JetSpeed driver giveaway, and the first 100 Customers in the store will receive a sleeve of TaylorMade golf balls. Skills contests include putting, guess your drive, and shot accuracy challenges to win TaylorMade products!
- “Shopping Spree Friday” May 30 – The first 200 customers in the store will receive their choice of Bridgestone golf balls or a Srixon Hat; be there early to register for a $1,000 shopping spree – doors open at 8:00 with the drawing at 9:15 a.m. – additional contests and free GolfTEC clinics all afternoon.
- “Demo Saturday” May 31 – Meet with representatives from Callaway and Cobra to learn about the latest technology, try out the all-new Big Bertha driver plus enter to win a Cobra iron set giveaway! More product giveaways and contests all day!
About Golfsmith International
Golfsmith International, based in Austin, TX, is the largest specialty golf retailer in the world operating Golfsmith stores in the U.S. and Golf Town stores in Canada. The business operates as an integrated, multi-channel retailer, offering customers the convenience of shopping through any of its 150+ experiential retail locations or 24/7 shopping at its e-commerce sites, www.golfsmith.com and www.golftown.com. Golfsmith International offers extensive product selection of premier branded golf equipment as well as its proprietary products, advanced club-fitting services and pre-owned clubs.
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