FORT WALTON BEACH, FL Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC, one of the world’s largest specialty golf retailers, today announced the acquisition of two new stores in the Midwest, including one store in Kansas City, Mo., and one store in Overland Park, Kansas, which marks the first Edwin Watts Golf Shop to open in the state. The acquisitions support the Company’s strategic growth strategy as each store location will be converted into a full–service Edwin Watts Golf Shop.
The new 16,130 sq. ft. Edwin Watts Golf Shop in Kansas City, located at 8321 NW Roanridge Road, was previously a Golf Stop location. This store expands the Company’s retail presence in Missouri, complementing the existing Edwin Watts Golf Shop location in St. Louis. In turn, the new 15,000 sq. ft. Edwin Watts Golf Shop in Overland Park, Kansas, located at 6824 W. 119th St., which was also a Golf Stop store, now establishes Edwin Watts Golf’s footprint in Kansas. Each respective shop will be equipped with the latest technology, including a launch monitor & club repair facility, and will feature select product assortments in golf equipment & apparel, electronics and related golf accessories from top brands.
“We are thrilled to expand our national footprint with the new store in Kansas City and the Overland Park location – our very first store in Kansas,” said John Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Edwin Watts Golf Shops. “Our associates, ’The Watts Guys,’ will provide a superior retail experience for golfing consumers in the Midwest.”
Both stores, which opened to the public on October 31, 2011, will celebrate their grand openings November 18– 20. The grand opening festivities will include spectacular deals on a wide selection of products from the game’s leading brands, while customers will have the chance to win an assortment of exciting prizes throughout the weekend.
Edwin Watts Golf offers the freshest assortment of golf equipment & apparel, electronics and related golf accessories from top brands such as TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, Ping, FootJoy, Cleveland, Nike, Adams, Cobra, Wilson, Champions Tour and others. The new locations add to Edwin Watts Golf Shops’ stable of more than 90 domestic retail locations and overall golf retail operation that features a popular eCommerce Internet business at www.edwinwattsgolf.com, along with the Company’s direct catalog sales business.
About Edwin Watts Golf
Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC (an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.), headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is one of the world’s premier specialty golf retailers. The company operates as an integrated, multi–channel retailer, offering the freshest assortment of brand name golf equipment, apparel, and accessories through its 90+ domestic Retail Locations, eCommerce Internet site (www.edwinwattsgolf.com), Telephone/Catalog/Direct Mail sales (1.800.874.0146) and Digital Catalog (www.edwinwattsgolf.com/catalogs). Edwin Watts Golf touts a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable sales associates who can assist customers of all skill levels with lessons, performance fitting, special orders and repair services. The combination of the highest level of customer service, price match guarantee and reputation as the most trusted retailer in golf for over 42 years has earned the organization the right to be known as America’s Golf Club.