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PGA Tour Shop Makes "Top 100" List

"Golf World" Magazine says Houston facility is among the
country's elite

Houston Airport System
January 18, 2010

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Guests at the PGA Tour Shop will find everything from equipment to clothing
If you were to ask an avid golfer where to find the best golf shop, you’d probably expect to hear an answer containing all sorts of details about shops located at various country clubs and resorts.

But don’t be too surprised if the conversation turns toward an airport facility, or to be more specific, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

That’s because Golf World magazine has included the PGA Tour Shop at IAH in its 2009 list of the 100 best golf shops in the United States.

“This is a tremendous honor for the entire team at George Bush Intercontinental Airport,” said Randy Goodman, airport business development coordinator at IAH. “We have an award-winning concessions program in place and the PGA Tour Shop is certainly a terrific example of that overall commitment to excellence.”

According to magazine editors, the winners are chosen on the basis of revenue, shop layout and success of promotions and initiatives within the last year.

Each entry must contain an essay explaining how they highlighted their shops’ level of service and pictures showcasing the facility’s layout and overall visual appeal.

The entry from IAH was handled by representatives from the Paradies Shops, the company that manages various concessions for the Houston Airport System (HAS).

“The partnership between HAS, the PGA and the Paradies Shops is absolutely amazing,” says Paradies general manager Vicki Johnson. “It allows us to not only accommodate the golf enthusiasts, but also those customers who simply have a casual and leisurely lifestyle in mind.”

The PGA Tour Shop provides an exciting selection of merchandise for men and women, including golf apparel and accessories. Guests can also find exclusive tournament and event-site merchandise, as well as select videos and books offering golf tips for both beginners and longtime players.

“The goal is definitely to provide an overall experience for the customer,” says Goodman. “And this recognition from Golf World magazine is a pretty good indication that our customers feel like we’re meeting that goal.”

The PGA Tour Shop at IAH is located in the northern end of Terminal C.

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