NEW BRUNSWICK JOINS THE GOLF TOWN ROSTER

Canada's largest golf retailer opens 55th location in Moncton.

May 16, 2012, Markham, ON—Golf Town has stepped to the tee in Moncton, NB. 

 Canada’s largest golf retailer, providing unequalled selection and competitive prices from coast to coast, announces the grand opening of its 55th Canadian location—the first in New Brunswick—on Thursday, May 24. The 16,000-­‐sq.-­‐ft. facility, located at 52 Wyse Street, will feature a vast selection of brand name equipment, apparel and accessories, as well as a full range of Golf Town Academy services, including an in-­‐store putting green and a trio of hitting bays with the latest golf simulator technology. 

“We’re really excited about our newest location,” says Golf Town’s interim CEO Ron

Hornbaker. “Moncton is a golfing hotbed on the East Coast. There are almost 20 courses within a short drive of the city centre. This is a community that clearly loves the game, but also one that’s price-­‐conscious. Our commitment to providing our customers with an unbeatable and convenient shopping experience is a perfect fit for this region.”

In­‐store product selection includes the latest from Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, Srixon, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson Staff. “We’ll also be offering a number of great Grand Opening daily specials and draw prizes,” notes regional vice-­‐president Jose Gonzalez. “The retail experience we’re offering here has never been seen before in New Brunswick.”

As an added bonus, the first 100 customers on Thursday, May 24 will also receive a free gift bag. 

On the instruction and fitting side, Troy Howe, a PGA of Canada professional, formerly Director of Golf at Moncton Golf Club, will oversee The Academy at Golf Town in Moncton, offering fittings private and semi-­‐private lessons for all levels of golfers, including sessions for women and junior players. Every Academy is equipped with the latest technology, professional fitting carts, training aids,  launch monitors and video analysis software to Golf Town’s digitally record and analyze a golfer’s swing to help them better understand their game and reach their ultimate potential. The Moncton location will also feature the company’s groundbreaking

Swing Labs, whose software 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, which the customer can then test in the store’s hitting bays.

Grand Opening hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, on Saturday from 8 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, as well as 7 in the United States. 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:

Nicole Pointon, Communications Director - Top Drawer Creative

416-­‐462-­‐1570, Ext. 225 nicole@topdrawercreative.com

Adam Lynn, Sr. Events, PR and Sponsorship Specialist - 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

 

About Us

Since our founding in 1999, Golf Town has grown to become Canada's golf superstore. Golf Town stores are sanctuaries where golf devotees come to try, buy, learn about and improve their game. With big box stores averaging 18,000 square feet, we carry an unprecedented selection of all the top brand names in golf, at the best prices. Whatever you are looking for - from clubs, bags and balls, to footwear, apparel, accessories and gifts - we're a veritable golfer's paradise.

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Golf town located at 52 Wyse Street, Moncton, NB
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There are about 20 golf courses in close distance to Moncton
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First 100 customers will receive a free gift bag on May 24
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