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Stopped by the local Golfsmith yesterday - they'll be shuttered for good by December 31st. Know the manager pretty well there and he had some interesting comments....

 

1. The 30 stores that won't be shutting down will be rebranded Golf Galaxy within the next 2 weeks.

 

2. Dicks is partnering with a liquidator to get rid of the excess inventory. His store is still full and he'll be getting shipments from their main warehouse over the next several weeks.

 

3. Everything is discounted, but not equally. Grips are 30% off, demo clubs 25% off (got a smoking deal on a Cobra Utility iron!), while other items, such as the Scotty Cameron's, are 5% off.

 

4. Expect the discounts to increase as the weeks go by.

 

5. The manager told me one guy who came in was kissed the store was closing - said "now where am I going to try clubs before I by them online?" That may sum up the state of golf retail!!

 

6. A lot of you guys have written about horrible service at GolfSmith, but this location was very different. The team there really knew their stuff and were always incredibly helpful to anyone in the store. I couldn't go 5 minutes while browsing without someone asking me if I needed help or had any questions. Excellent store manager and well trained staff.

 

7. They're selling everything, including the racks, office furniture, coffee makers - everything !

 

 

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Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
Irons::wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged; :benhogan-small:PTx Pro, :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; :wilson_staff_small: Progressives (circa 1993)

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX -2, :benhogan-small:Riviera 52-56-60; :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model
Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X (2020); :srixon-small: Z-STAR XV

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Sounds like when Edwin Watts thinned their herd.  "Everything Must Go", including us!!

 

Also seems I'll have a "Golf Galaxy" in Greenville, SC soon.  Hmmm.... :huh:

 

(BTW:  #5 made me laugh out loud...)


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Its Crazy !!!!!  they closed the Main mega store Showroom in Austin Texas and kept the store open here in San Antonio.....

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3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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i wonder what golf balls will be discounted to?   I don't have a GS near me though


Driver:   :honma: TR20 10.5*

Utility Iron: :cleveland-small: UHX 18*

Hybrid:   :callaway-small: Epic 4h 23* 

Irons:    :mizuno-small: JPX900 Hot Metal 5-GW

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX2 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER 2.2

Ball:   :bridgestone-small: Tour BXS

 

 

 

 

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Try and find out how they are liquidating. Where clubs can be purchased after the doors shut. They might send stock to other stores but I'm guessing they are gonna have to liquidate penny's on the dollar somewhere.

 

 

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#5 Is definitely a major reason of why its closing. People who do that and then cry when a store closes need to get in touch with reality. 

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ Diamana Ahina 80X 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP-18 FLI HI 3i and 4i w/ KBS C-taper lite X
          Mizuno MP59 5i and 6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 56* bent to 55* w/ rifle spinner shafts

                and Titleist Vokey 60* M grind

Putter- Never Compromise Dinero Mogul
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B XS

Bag- Ogio Aquatech Cart Bag

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Its Crazy !!!!! they closed the Main mega store Showroom in Austin Texas and kept the store open here in San Antonio.....

Maybe real estate costs? Not a short jaunt from Austin to SA, though...

 

 

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Anyone have link to list of those closing? Probably missed it if it was posted elsewhere.

 

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I wonder what they're selling the LM's for...


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Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

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Anyone have link to list of those closing? Probably missed it if it was posted elsewhere.

 

Tazz

 

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the list is one their website.....


Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

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The one in Upland, CA near me is closing as well.  By the time I got there golf balls were pretty much cleaned out.  Did pick up a couple of Snake Eyes quarter zip long sleeve pullovers that I like to use for layering pieces in winter. I'm gonna miss that Snake Eyes clothing brand. Also got a few gloves too although those were picked over pretty good as well.  Picked up a set of Wilson Staff FG5 irons (demo set) for 25% off.  Its funny I think people look at those and think they look like shiat because nobody ever cleaned them up while they were a demo set.  10 minutes spent with a scrubber sponge, some dish soap and warm water and they look like they just had the plastic taken off the heads.  So since the ones that are staying open are being rebranded as Golf Galaxy's they are basically becoming a crappier version of what they were.

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Knew ours was going to shut down... right across the street from a Dick's AND golf galaxy (they're in the same lot). It's the largest golfsmith and ONLY Golfsmith in OK. Many of the guys I know only buy from this store, I may have to find a local shop now... btw Pro V's sold out within 15 of the mark down... goes those guys haven't seen the Kirkland's test results!

 

 

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So since the ones that are staying open are being rebranded as Golf Galaxy's they are basically becoming a crappier version of what they were.

"No more crappy cars!!"  Oh sorry, that's GM. ;)    Well maybe Dick's will get the message and improve all their stores.

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I Just called my store in North Tampa.....They are one of the lucky ones.....they are staying open.


Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

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The two remaining stores on LI and the newer store in NYC are all closing. I am not even going to stop by since they never carry anything in a X unless it is used.

 

 

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PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

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Maybe real estate costs? Not a short jaunt from Austin to SA, though...

 

 

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Could be.... It was their headquarters too.  The Golfsmith attached to it was HUGE, with an attached Driving range.  I too was told that the San Antonio store was  top 10 in the nation as far as sales, so that too could be the reason they kept it open

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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Will probably swing by the store in Indy next week.


Driver: Taylormade M6 10.5*

FW: Sub70 16* 4 wood

Irons:  Sub 70 

699 Pro - 3 Iron (4 iron bent to 20*)

639 CB 4 - 6

639 MB 7 - PW

Wedges:

Titleist Vokey SM7 50* 54* & 60*

Putter: Taylormade Spider
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X
Bag: Sub 70 Cart Bag
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