Golfsmith International Becomes Largest Golf Retailer in the World The combination, announced on May 14, was brought together by OMERS Private Equity and joins two companies that have been serving golfers in North America for more than four decades. Golfsmith was founded in 1967 as a golf catalog business and started developing retail locations outside of Austin, Texas in the 1990s. Golf Town, founded in 1999, quickly set the standard for specialty golf retail in Canada. "We look forward to working with a very strong management team to serve both brands' loyal customers. We believe there is excellent potential

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