During a golf round last week I ran into a guy I’ve known for years who has done club tech work at a local shop for many years. He told me he’s got a new gig coming up at the new PGA Superstore. That was the first I’d heard that a new PGA Superstore is opening here. Then I heard an ad on the radio saying the store would open in early April, just a week or two away.
PGA TOUR Superstore is known for its large-format interactive stores across the country. The 25,000 square foot interactive store will feature four state-of-the-art simulators, four practice hitting bays and an expansive putting green measuring more than 750 square feet. Its new Sandy location at 10355 S State Street, east of I-15 off of State Street next to PetSmart and Nordstrom Rack (in a previous Staples location), will be the largest golf retail store in the area.
The location is literally about five minutes from HOG world headquarters. Sandy is a suburb of Salt Lake, and in the middle of the most densely populated areas between Ogden and Provo.
I guess Salt Lake and northern Utah is growing well enough for golf business expansion. There’s a Top Golf opening soon here as well. Unfortunately though, despite this the city closed one of its best courses, Wingpointe.
It will be interesting to see what effect the new PGA Superstore has on other local golf stores, and even golf course pro shops. My loyalty lies with my local course pro shops when it comes to buying golf gear.
Tony, Having been many times to the PGA Superstore on Long Island, I have some observations:
1. Fantastic selection (of course).
2. Great specials and a bargain to rent simulators.
3. General merchandise is NOT by any means the lowest price.
I was buying a simple Nike visor a year or so ago. PGA Superstore: $20, Golfsmith $15. Other comparisons yielded similar results.