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Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

Edwin Watts Golf Shops LLC has acquired Golf Headquarters in Cedar Rapids, its first store in Iowa. Edwin Watts Golf, based in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has more than 90 retail locations in the United States, in addition to online and catalog sales. Edwin Watts Golf CEO John Watson said the chain offers product expertise, industry knowledge and superior service. The shops feature a performance fitting center, which launch monitors and swing analysis are used to fit golfers with equipment that matches their unique swing. ___ (c)2012 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Visit The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) at

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With Black Friday reserved as the most popular holiday shopping day for consumer products, the sporting goods industry now has a day for one of its leading holiday shopping categories: golf equipment. Today, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC, one of the world's largest specialty golf retailers, announced that Friday, November 18th, will become Golf's "Green Friday," creating an unmatched shopping experience at more than 90 retail locations, and online at ( Photo: ) Sponsored by: To kick-off the golf holiday buying season, Golf's "Green Friday," will begin on

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