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April 21, 2015 7:52 AM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.

Company Overview

Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of golf and tennis equipment, apparel, footwear, and related accessories. Its stores offer branded clubs, balls, apparel, and accessories, as well as its proprietary-branded products, including Clubmaker, Golfsmith, Killer Bee, J.G.Hickory, Lynx, Profinity, Snake Eyes, TourTrek, XPC, Zevo, Maggie Lane, MacGregor, and ZTech. The company’s stores also provide club components, clubmaking tools, supplies and on-site clubmaking, custom club-fitting, and club repair services; and hitting areas, putting greens, ball-launch monitor technology, and club demos. In addition, its stores offer golf lessons, and precision club-fitting...

11000 North IH-35

Austin, TX 78753-3195

United States

Founded in 1967

791 Employees

Phone:

512-837-8810

Fax:

512-837-1245

Key Executives for Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 64
Co-Founder
Age: 74
Co-Founder
Co-Founder
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. Key Developments

Golfsmith International Opens First Vegas Location in New Downtown Summerlin

Golfsmith International officially brings to market its first location in the booming golf community of Las Vegas. The latest addition to the Golfsmith brand boasts a 23,000 square-foot store offering an unrivaled retail store experience within an interactive setting - staying true to Golfsmith's 'anything for golf' standard. The new store features four club fitting studios with simulators that enable customers to test drive the latest clubs with advice and assistance from certified Golfsmith Master Club Fitters, who use the same launch monitor technology used to fit Tour pros. It has a large indoor putting green, technology bar with GPS units and other high-tech gadgets and a GolfTEC performance improvement center with PGA teaching professionals. It also features Golfsmith's FAIR-WAY purchase assurance guarantee, which promises the lowest price, custom fitting with a certified fitter, and the ability to try product before purchase and bringing it back if not completely satisfied.

Golfsmith International Announces Opening of 26,000 Square-Foot Superstore in Houston

Golfsmith International is bolstering its Houston presence again with the opening of a 26,000 square-foot superstore in the city's bustling Champions neighborhood. The new store features custom fitting capabilities and an interactive, try-before-you-buy environment--enabling golfers of all skills levels to work with Golfsmith experts to test and select the ideal gear for their game. The company's new Champions location, situated in Northwest Houston on FM 1960 near Willowbrook Mall, brings the company's Houston footprint to six stores in one of the country's golf markets. The new store includes four custom fitting studios, an expansive putting green and massive product selection of the best brands in golf, as well as GolfTEC training studios with PGA teaching professionals and Certified Master Club Fitters to help golfers improve their games. It also provides a relaxing space for golfers who simply want to stop by and talk with like-minded golf nuts, hit some putts or swing the latest gear in a simulator.

Golfsmith Expands Rocky Mountain Presence with Colorado Springs Store

Golfsmith store announced that it is offering consumers an unrivaled retail experience in the city's golf store. Offering 23,000 square feet of golf utopia under the shadows of Pikes Peak, the new location enables golfers of all skills levels to work with Golfsmith's experts to test and select the ideal gear for their game. Golfsmith's new store in Colorado Springs, CO - with Pikes Peak in the background. With three stores in the Greater Denver area, Golfsmith International is stepping up its Rocky Mountain presence as part of an aggressive North American growth strategy that will result in eight new stores this year. The new Colorado Spring location (7710 N Academy Blvd.) features four custom fitting studios, three training studios, an expansive putting green and massive product selection of the best brands in golf with GolfTEC PGA teaching professionals and Certified Master Club Fitters to help golfers improve their games. Supporting the Local Military Community: Golfsmith's newest location will also focus on serving members of the armed forces, with Colorado Springs being home to the Air Force Academy and several other military bases, each with its own golf course.

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