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Local Golf
August 17, 2017

You're Invited To Play Like The Pros - Well, At Least With The Same Gear!
Paul Patzloff

PGA TOUR Superstore Opens in Minnetonka

When the pros go on TOUR, following them to every tournament is a fleet of trucks loaded with all the latest and greatest golf equipment from the sponsoring brands. Now you have access to all that world-class technology and expertise, just like a card-carrying player on the PGA TOUR.

Opening June 11 across from Ridgedale Mall, the PGA TOUR Superstore promises to not only be the largest retail golf store in the five state area, but also the most prominent golf experience destination in Minnesota.

With 12 state-of-the-art interactive swing simulators, practice hitting bays, a large putting green measuring more than 1,500 square feet and 50 staff including PGA teaching professionals, there is something for everyone from beginners to scratch golfers who want to feel like pro.

The PGA TOUR Superstore staff will custom fit golfers in simulators, helping customers use the incredible technology to see their ball flight, track their shots and more. And PGA teaching pros on staff can provide lessons to help golfers improve every aspect of their games. In fact last year 40,000 lessons in its 25 stores across 12 states.

PGA TOUR Superstore CEO Dick Sullivan comments, "We are in the business of inspiring all types of golfers to play the game and find everything they need under one roof. With the amount of golf played in the area, and The Ryder Cup coming to the Twin Cities this fall, it's a great time for us to open our first store here."

You will also find an in-house club making and repair facility. Along with equipment and accessories, the PGA TOUR Superstore will also feature a wide selection of men's, women's and juniors' apparel and footwear.

New Ways To Get On The Green
Another attribute to the PGA TOUR Superstore is the green construction commitment in their U.S. locations. These include new high-efficiency HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) units, LED lighting and energy management systems.

Discover How The Technology Of The Ancient Game Keeps Advancing
The advancing technology keeps this game fascinating. From drivers made from materials similar to airline jets (to build speed and aerodynamics) and some clubs even designed from a dragonfly's wings for lightness, new means better. Also colorful, moisture wicking apparel and amazing electronic gadgets help make for better play.

Looking Ahead
You can count on special PGA TOUR guests dropping by for special events. And with the Ryder Cup taking place September 27 - October 2, 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, you can expect more exciting events this fall.

To learn more, visit http://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/minnetonka.jsp

Top Tech Golf Items For 2016 - Just In Time For Father's Day!

Putter - Scotty Cameron Select - This putter allows golfers to put a truer roll on the ball and hopefully make more putts. You get traditional looks and innovative technology with the high MOI (moment of inertia). In short, it blends precision craftsmanship with multi-material technology.

Driver - TaylorMade M2 Driver - The M2 driver is about the magic combination of maximum distance and maximum forgiveness. Internal acoustic engineering delivers a "best in class sound," music to your ears which instills the confidence that your hit was solid.

Driver - PING G Standard Driver - This has a unique crown design inspired by the wings of a dragonfly to reposition the center of gravity lower and further back in the driver which helps reduce spin and increases forgiveness.

Bag - Nike Air Hybrid Carry II - A popular bag because of its comfort-focused design. It's lightweight and versatile. It features 14 full-length divider compartments.

Shoes - FootJoy Freestyle - Offering a precision fit with a relaxed build so it twists when you swing which helps you transfer your weight for an uninterrupted follow-through.

GPS - Garmin Approach - This watch's high-sensitivity GPS receiver gives you the distance data you need to fire with accuracy and helps with your pace of play. A variety of downloadable metrics improve your swing consistency. It is also compatible with your smart device via Bluetooth technology.

Polos - Under Armour Heather Playoff Polo - This moisture wicking technology lets you to swing the club freely without binding. Anti-odor technology prevents the growth of odor causing microbes while 30+ UPF protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

Golf Balls - Titleist Pro V1x 12 pack - New patented cover formulation helps deliver more short game spin and control with a softer feel - the current #1 ball on worldwide tours.

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