Golfsmith International Names Sue E. Gove Chief Executive Officer

Golfsmith International Names Sue E. Gove Chief Executive Officer 
Integration Initiative Underway, Leadership Transition Complete 
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Golfsmith International announced today 
that Sue E. Gove has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the 
world's largest specialty golf retailer. Gove, formerly President and Chief 
Operating Officer 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. 
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Marty Hanaka, the previous CEO, will serve in an advisory role through the end 
of this year. Marty has been with Golfsmith since 2007 and has led the company 
through a major growth period and the Golfsmith-Golf Town combination. 
"We're thankful to Marty for his strong leadership over the years. He has been 
a wonderful asset to the company and we wish him all the best in the future," 
said Don Morrison, board member and Senior Managing Director of OMERS Private 
Equity. 
"With Sue Gove's leadership, and her team now in place, we are well equipped 
to achieve the goals of the combination and take the business into the 
future," added Morrison. 
Since joining Golfsmith International in September 2008 as Chief Operating 
Officer, Ms. Gove has been instrumental in improving Golfsmith's operations in 
the areas of store productivity, supply chain management, distribution, 
finance, and information technology. Ms. Gove has positioned Golfsmith 
International for growth in both its retail and online platforms. 
"Golfsmith International is changing the face of golf. Our business is 
stronger, larger, and well-positioned to meet the needs of golfers throughout 
North America," said Gove. "We remain committed to exceeding customer 
expectations while keeping our passion for golf and the customers we serve at 
the center of all we do." 
Prior to joining Golfsmith, Ms. Gove was an independent consultant, serving 
clients in specialty retail and private equity. Previously, she was Executive 
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Zale Corporation from 2002 to 
March 2006, and a director of Zale Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Gove has 
also been a member of the Board of Directors of Autozone, Inc. since 2005. 
About Golfsmith International   Golfsmith International, a portfolio company 
of OMERS Private Equity 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 and Boston. The business operates as an integrated, 
multi-channel retailer, offering customers the convenience of shopping through 
any of its 152 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, club-making components and pre-owned clubs. 
About OMERS Private Equity Inc. Operating under the OMERS Worldwide brand, 
OMERS Private Equity today manages the private equity activities of OMERS and 
has over $6.5 billion of investments under management. The group's investment 
strategy includes the active ownership of businesses in North America and 
Europe. OMERS Private Equity is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices 
in New York and London. For further information visit: www.omerspe.com. 
About OMERS OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with over $55 
billion in net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and 
innovative products and services to 420,000 members. Approximately one in 
every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. 
Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a 
direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest in public and 
private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, 
infrastructure, private equity and real estate. For further information visit: 
www.omers.com or www.omersworldwide.com. 
Media Contacts:  Chris Miller, Golfsmith, 512-821-4131 or 
chris.miller@golfsmith.com Lynn Luczkowski, L2 Communications 860-313-1426 or 
Lynn@L2comm.biz Aubrey Haznar, L2 Communications, 617-549-8792 or 
Aubrey@L2comm.biz 
http://www.golfsmith.com 
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