IRELAND’S longest established golfing store is to open its first outlet within the north.
McGuirks Golfing, which operates 13 shops within the Republic, will open a Belfast department later this month, The Irish Information can disclose.
The store will arrange on the former Nevada Bob’s unit in Boucher Crescent following a £150,000 fit-out, growing as much as 9 new jobs, 5 of which can be full-time roles.
Canadian golfing provide company Nevada Bob’s pulled the shutters down on its Belfast and Bangor shops in 2017 after working in Northern Eire for greater than a decade.
The brand new McGuirks store will probably be headed up by way of PGA skilled Conor McCormick and can inventory the newest golfing apparatus and type from the main manufacturers.
A striking inexperienced and TrackMan golfing membership becoming studio will probably be even be primarily based in-store.
McGuirks Golfing director Michael McGuirk stated the corporate had by no means meant to arrange within the north, however had been “blown away” by way of Belfast following a discuss with to town.
“We went as much as see a pc corporate in Belfast to have a look at growing our website online slightly bit extra and we had been blown away by way of the busyness of Belfast and the vibrancy. In order that’s after we stated we want to pay attention to it (as a brand new location) and that is the reason what came about,” he stated.
“We had been fortunate that the Boucher Street unit got here up and is the correct dimension, is in the correct location and the hire is attainable as neatly.”
Taking a look forward Mr McGuirk didn’t rule out additional shops within the north, if the primary foray proves a success.
“We are going to see the way it is going initially. I have no idea if there may be scope for a 2nd shop within the north, there may well be. Without a doubt we will take this one gradual and review it in 12 months time,” he added.
John McGuirk opened the unique McGuirks Golfing in Howth Golfing Membership in Dublin in 1967 and traded for 50 years till retirement in 2017.
McGuirks Golfing opened its first huge retail shop on Harbour Street, Howth, in 1993 and from there the industry has grown from energy to energy, using 110 personnel, together with 18 PGA contributors.