Golf retailer Club Champion swings into Short Pump

Club Champion will soon open a new store in the Shoppes at Westgate. (Photos by Michael Schwartz)

Lining up its first location in the Richmond market, a national golf retail chain is headed for Short Pump.

Club Champion, which specializes in the sale and fitting of golf clubs, will open a new store Nov. 1 at 11747 W. Broad St. in the Shoppes at Westgate.

It will be the Willowbrook, Illinois-based chain’s third Virginia location, adding to a recently opened spot in Virginia Beach and one in Fairfax. It has more than 70 locations nationwide.

Founded in 2010, the shop fits, sells and builds custom club from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, Ping and Titleist. Locations, which the company calls fitting studios, also include two indoor hitting bays using Trackman simulators, as well as a putting analysis system.

Club Champion is taking about 2,300 square feet in the retail center.

Club Champion is taking about 2,300 square feet in the shopping center, where it will join Starbucks, Jos. A. Bank, Panera and the recently opened First Watch restaurant. The Club Champion storefront previously was home to Cardinal Camera.

Thalhimer’s Alex Wotring represented Club Champion in its lease. M.L. Bell Construction handled much of the renovations of the space.

Club Champion joins a competitive field in Short Pump, where Dick’s Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy are each established players.

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