Thursday, October 2, 2008

Home Depot Co-Founder Arthur Blank Joins Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Board of Directors, Appointed Chairman

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., owner and operator of PGA TOUR Superstores, today announced the appointment of Arthur M. Blank to the company's board of directors. Blank was also named chairman of the board, replacing Golf & Tennis Pro Shop founder Bill Hamlin, who has retired as chairman.

Blank is co-founder of The Home Depot and owner & CEO of the Atlanta Falcons. He has been a significant investor in Golf & Tennis Pro Shop since 2006.

"I am honored to be leading the board of this exciting retail concept," Blank said. "PGA TOUR Superstore has real potential to further solidify its leadership position in the golf and tennis retail segments, by continuing to enhance its business model and through future store growth. I, along with our other board members, look forward to guiding the company in both these areas."

Other members of the board of directors are:
-- Marshall Day, Day Investment Partners, L.P.
-- Mike Elliott, Noro-Moseley Partners
-- Charlie Moseley, Noro-Moseley Partners
-- Ralph Pepper, RCP Management
-- Kim Shreckengost, AMB Group, LLC
-- Dick Sullivan, Golf & Tennis Pro Shop CEO

Golf & Tennis Pro Shop is the PGA TOUR's exclusive partner for off-course/off-airport and online golf retailing. Founded in 2004, the company has grown to 10 superstores across the United States.

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