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 offers a broad assortment of high-quality, brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear at more than 725 specialty stores across the United States. In 2006, the company acquired Golf Galaxy, Inc., a golf-specialty retailer, which currently has almost 100 stores.View Company