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Goodbye Golfsmith - And so it begins... 4 years 3 weeks ago #110903

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I received an email today from Golfsmith, officially announcing they're closing our local store.
Sad...I love going in there and have spent a good deal of money over the years.
The next closest one is 50+ miles away.

Why did Dick's buy them, only to shut them all down?!? Surely, it must cost a pretty good amount to close-out a store, right?
Of course, I don't know the business side of buying a bankrupt company. Do they just inherit the inventory, or do they also inherit the bills?!? I understand that if there's a Golf Galaxy nearby (also owned by Dick's), they'd eliminate the competition, but oddly, the one store in Colorado they're keeping, has a Golf Galaxy about 2 blocks away?!? Go figure...
If you want to see which store are closing, you can see the list here: blog.golfsmith.com/press-releases/stores...ign=RTA644CLS-110416

A sad day for all golfers...I guess it's a sign of the times and golf is definitely on the decline.
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Goodbye Golfsmith - And so it begins... 4 years 3 weeks ago #110905

Thanks for the share !!
My store isn't on the list of closures

Goodbye Golfsmith - And so it begins... 4 years 3 weeks ago #110906

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My store is not on the closing list. But there is a Dick's and a Golf Galaxy 0.5 miles away.
I don't know why they keep this store.

Edit on 11/7: Correction. My store is on the closing list.
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Last Edit: 4 years 3 weeks ago by scubabumster.
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Two in my area are staying open but I like Golf Mart better!
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Goodbye Golfsmith - And so it begins... 4 years 2 weeks ago #110923

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Both stores in Georgia are closing but thankfully we still have a couple PGA Superstores.
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Picked up an M2 for 50 bucks less than MSRP. I'll take it (;


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