Golfsmith details store plans for 2010

Austin, Texas Golfsmith International Holdings discussed plans on Wednesday to open four new stores in 2010 and retrofit several additional stores.

“In 2009 we experienced solid market share growth and dramatically improved cash flow in a tough economic climate," said Marty Hanaka, president and CEO of Golfsmith. "We know that our new stores will inspire golfers more than any other golf retailer to play better and enjoy life more. We continue to build momentum and these new stores are just the beginning and are a key part of our strategic growth plans.”

Golfsmith will open a 28,000-sq.-ft. golf and tennis store in a former Circuit City location in Overland Park, Kan., in spring 2010. The company will also open a location in the Promenade Shopping Center in Naples, Fla., this fall.

Golfsmith’s third and fourth new stores for 2010 will be announced soon.

In addition to the four new stores, Golfsmith will also retrofit several older stores to bring them up to date with the company’s newest format and design, which offers golfers a much greater opportunity to experience the game. The first store to be redesigned this year is Golfsmith’s Downer’s Grove location in Chicago.

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