Michael Britt, eastern regional manager for The Golfers’ Warehouse/World Wide Golf Shops, is feeling upbeat about the state of the golf industry.
“All manufacturers are committed to making better and better products than they have in the past. The market is very competitive and loaded with high tech clubs and fitting tools. You have to make products that perform to survive and the end result is nothing but positives for the golf consumer.”
He added, “Mother Nature has cooperated for the most part and enabled golfers to get out there multiple times if they chose to. That, combined with the return of Tiger Woods has generated a lot of interest from the casual golfer.”
The flagship Golfer’s Warehouse store in Hartford, Ct. and outlets in the Boston area (three stores) and in Cranston, R.I. are busy, says Britt.
“2018 has been a very strong year for drivers, with the TaylorMade M3 and M4, Callaway Rogue and the Ping G400 Series leading the charge. This has also been a solid year for irons as well. With the three brands mentioned previously having strong years, along with Titleist, Mizuno, Wilson, Cleveland and Cobra. This has been one of the strongest years in recent memory for sold product in all categories, from drivers to putters and everything in between.”
A strong suit of Golfers’ Warehouse stores is their club fitting capacity and expertise. “Club fitting is vital nowadays to find the right club for a player’s game,” said Britt. “There are so many shaft options and shaft/head combinations out there that it makes club fitting a must. This is something that we always do free of charge at Golfers’ Warehouse and suggest customers never purchase a club or set without consulting an experienced club fitter first.”
Golfers’ Warehouse is under the “World Wide Golf Shops” umbrella, which includes Roger Dunn, Golfers’ Warehouse, Golf Mart, Uinta Golf, Edwin Watts Golf shops and Vans Golf shops.
Golfers’ Warehouse locations have become famous for the scope of their inventory, their staff’s helpful and knowledgeable service, and interactive displays, where customers can feel at ease trying out equipment or browsing through the newest apparel and other golf-related items.
Golfers’ Warehouse 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee exchange policy remains in place, and as a major factor in continued consumer approval ratings. It’s pretty simply: If for any reason the buyer is not completely satisfied with a product that is purchased from Golfers’ Warehouse within a 90-day time period, the customer can return the equipment for a replacement or full store credit. The store used to allow people to demo equipment before they purchased, but felt the 90-day Satisfaction Guarantee is much more helpful to the customer.
“We feel we have a nice combination of experienced staff members who offer friendly service and excellent club fitting,” said Britt. “We can advise total beginners on what would be the best way to start out with purchasing their first set, and also have enough knowledge and technology to fit the finest of players at any level.”
Worldwide Golf is always looking for opportunities and areas that are underserviced from a golf retail standpoint,” said Britt. “In the past year we have opened a few stores in other areas (California and Florida), and also expanded our online presence.”
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