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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf


The landscape in golf’s retail market continues to shift and evolve.

The most successful companies in the space have continued to adapt during a time when market consolidation prompted a decline in the overall number of off-course golf retail locations.

E-commerce in general is growing, as online convenience influences the way consumers are purchasing products. Many traditional brick and mortar stores are migrating toward having a broader experiential, technical position, meaning locations where consumers can swing the clubs and get real data and feedback relative to the performance of a given product. And on the secondary market, other businesses are thriving as major manufacturers gravitate toward longer product cycles and some of the game’s most frequent players are price-shopping.

In total, five golf retail companies – some of which feature sub-brands – are represented in the NGF GOLF 100.

DICK’S Sporting Goods/Golf Galaxy

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc., offers a broad assortment of high quality, brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear, at more than…

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Global Value Commerce/Globalgolf.com

Founded in 2001, Global Value Commerce has brought structure and stability to how golf equipment is bought, sold, and traded online at fair market value.…

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PGA Tour Superstore

PGA TOUR Superstore, founded in 2004, stands as one of the biggest retailers in golf, with 31 locations in 14 states. All stores are staffed…

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TGW (The Golf Warehouse)

One of the world’s first online golf retailers, TGW is aptly-considered a pioneer in the Internet sales game. Founded in 1998, the company began with…

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Worldwide Golf Shops

Among the country’s largest discount golf equipment retailers, Worldwide Golf Shops owns and operates 82 brick-and-mortar locations across 20 states and six regional chains. The…

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