Golfsmith names CEO

Austin, Texas — Golfsmith International has named Sue E. Gove president and CEO.

Gove, formerly president and COO of the combined Golfsmith and Golf Town business, has also served as the chief integration officer leading the successful Golfsmith-Golf Town combination, which was finalized this past July. Marty Hanaka, the previous CEO, will serve in an advisory role through the end of this year.

Prior to joining Golfsmith, Gove was an independent consultant, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. Previously, she was EVP and COO of Zale Corp. from 2002 to March 2006, and a director of Zale Corp. from 2004 to 2006. Gove has also been a member of the board of directors of Autozone Inc. since 2005.


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