It’s that time of year when the grass is turning green and the smell of growing things is in the air. Time to hit the back nine, which means you need to be dressed to the nines. Well, in the latest golf fashion, that is. Here are five of the best local stores which carry not only all the golfing accessories you need to make your experience enjoyable, but also the threads to ensure your look is anything but subpar.
The Tennis & Golf Company
30211 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oaks, MI 48073
Hours: Mon to Weds, Fri to Sat -9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs -9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tennis & Golf Company is 19,000 square feet filled with merchandise to meet the needs of tennis players, runners and golfers. It was founded in 1977 by David Schwartz, who is still very much involved with the shop today. A dedicated and knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions on footwear, apparel and equipment. The store carries all major brands including apparel for the serious golfer, the casual golfer and the business golfer.
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Pro Golf Discount
13248 Fort St.
Southgate, MI 48195
Hours: Mon to Fri -10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat -11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Locally owned for over 33 years, Pro Golf Discount sees golf clothing as more than just shirts and pants. Instead, the company sees it as part of your equipment. It provides moisture management and protection from the sun and the rain. The blending of function and fashion is what makes golf clothes unique. If you are golfing with business associates, it’s important to look good while being able to function in the clothing. No more ugly golf pants; enter the stylish skort.
Cherry Creek Golf Pro Shop
52000 Cherry Creek Drive
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Hours: Daily – 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Cherry Creek Golf Course is a public golf course that has numerous awards for its services. It’s also home to one of the best pro shops in the area. The Pro Shop carries apparel for men and women with brands like Ashworth, Adidas, Sun Ice, Nike and Under Armor. Golfers will also find equipment and accessories from Titleist, Foot Joy and other brands. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the course is beautiful.
Pine Trace Golf Club
3600 Pine Trace Boulevard
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Hours: Daily – 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Pine Trace Golf is another public golf course that has a great pro shop. Golfers will find a great selection of shoes, apparel, accessories and last minute items for both men and women. The shop boasts a one-on-one approach that ensures you will be satisfied with your purchase. It also helps that it is located on one of the best courses in the Detroit Metro.
1976 South Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Hours: Mon to Sat -9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun -10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Carl’s Golfland has won the award for GolfWorld 100 Best Golf Shops every year since the first year the award was handed out in 1985. In 2006, it was named Best of the Best by GolfWorld. Looking at the selection of apparel, accessories and equipment, it’s not hard to see why. Whether you are looking for shirts, shoes, hats, or sunglasses you will find it at Carl’s Golfland.
Marci Savage has recently adopted Detroit as her new hometown. Besides writing for online news publications, she has been an executive director for a disability advocacy organization, a small business owner, a financial adviser, a licensed personal banker, an expert quilt teacher, a model and a published author. Her interests include fashion, politics, art, theater, storm chasing, Sci-Fi, and technology. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.