Scotland has long been the spiritual home of golf and golfers from all over the globe rightly flock there each year to sample some of the finest courses golf has to offer. Whether it’s a round on the windswept classics such as St Andrews, Carnoustie or Turnberry or a peaceful game on the beautiful Perthshire gems like Gleneagles, you will need to be well equipped to get the most out of your pilgrimage to the home of golf.
Good news then that Direct Golf UK, the leading multi-channel golf retailer, will be unveiling two new stores Dundee and Edinburgh to the Scottish public following successful acquisition of leading Scottish retailer, Scottish Golf Centre.
The new stores will open for business on January 14th in Edinburgh and 21st in Dundee providing Scottish Golfers and golfers paying the home of golf a visit with the first opportunity to experience Direct Golf UK’s mix of huge stocks, world class customer service allied with the best prices in the UK.
Established in 1991 by British PGA Professional John Andrew, Direct Golf UK remains 100% privately owned by its founder. Now Chairman, John Andrew has taken the business from one store in Huddersfield to 20 stores across the UK, with over 250 staff including 50 PGA Professionals, a 75,000 sq ft warehouse and the largest, most responsive database of golfers to become the leading multi-channel golf retailer in Europe and Britain’s number 1 discount golf retailer.
Celebrating 20 years in business, Direct Golf UK has also had a record year in 2011 following an aggressive retail expansion plan opening five new stores and an overhaul of their award-winning website www.direct-golf.co.uk; including the creation Direct Golf TV.
Direct Golf UK Chairman, John Andrew, said: “I am delighted to be taking over two already successful golf stores as Scotland has been an area we have wanted to expand into for some time. We have thousands of customers in Scotland through our website and introduction of the two stores will now give those customers a great opportunity to experience one of our stores and the world class service we provide.”
The impressive 5,500 sq foot high-street Edinburgh store and 4,000 sq foot Dundee store both boast start-of-the-art Global Play golf simulators giving local golfers the ability to demo all the latest equipment from all the biggest brands on-site and benefit from Direct Golf’s full custom-fitting service offered by its PGA Professional staff. With indoor putting greens, specialist clothing sections and full demo facilities, the new superstores are perfectly equipped to epitomise Direct Golf UK’s ‘total customer satisfaction’ pledge.
So the next time you are in Scotland and need to stock up on golfing supplies you can be sure to get the best equipment and apparel at the lowest prices in the UK, head to Direct Golf!