PGA Tour Superstore’s first Alabama location opening soon

The PGA Tour Superstore chain will expand into Alabama, opening a location in Inverness Plaza on June 6. (Contributed)

The PGA Tour Superstore chain will expand into Alabama, opening a location in Inverness Plaza on June 6. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HOOVER—Golfers, mark your calendars, the PGA Tour Superstore will be opening a location in Hoover on June 6.

The national golf retail chain will expand into Alabama, opening a location in Inverness Plaza on U.S. 280. The 25,000-square-foot store will be the 23rd PGA Tour Superstore location nationwide and the first in Alabama.

“We’re excited about the opportunity… to be able to spread out to Birmingham,” Ralph Stokes, PGA Tour Superstore director of partnership marketing, said. “When we found the location (in Inverness Plaza), we thought, ‘Wow, that’s fantastic.’”

Stokes noted the numerous golf courses in close proximity to the Inverness Plaza store location, including Greystone, Inverness, Shoal Creek and Ross Bridge golf courses.

“It’s just a haven for golfers in the area,” Stokes said of the area’s “very big golf market.”

PGA Tour Superstores offer a plethora of golf equipment and apparel from “the top brands in the industry,” Stokes said.

In addition to merchandise, PGA Tour Superstores offer technology and lessons from trained Professional Golf Association and Ladies Professional Golf Association instructors.

“The thing that we think distinguished us (is) we give lessons, we have simulators in there (so) you can come in, and it has all the newest technology,” Stokes said. “You’re getting lessons, but you’re getting it with the highest technology.”

Stokes explained the Inverness location will be equipped with simulation technology to monitor a number of factors, including launch angle of the golf ball, speed and ball spin.

The Inverness Plaza location will have a grand opening ceremony on June 6, which will include $30,000 in giveaways, including drivers, golf bags, shoes and apparel.

Be sure to get there early, prizes will be awarded on a “first come, first serve” basis, Stokes said and “a good number of people” are expected to line up the night before the opening.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to share with the community,” Stokes said. “We feel good that we bring great technology (and) great service with experienced PGA and LPGA professionals.”