Olympia area realtors find success in the golf business

Updated: October 3, 2011

Matt Brady and Jeff Maurice are a couple of realtors and avid golfers who live in the South Puget Sound area. They knew the area was loaded with golf courses like Tumwater Valley, Hawk’s Prairie and the Home Course, but when they searched for a retail shop to buy golf merchandise, there wasn’t really anything around.

In June 2009, the two Re/Max realtors changed all that when they opened their Golf USA store in Lacey. The store, located in the Fred Meyer retail complex just off Interstate-5, is a 4,000 square foot facility that offers just about everything a golfer would need.

“We identified a need in the area and wanted to do something about it,” said Brady. “This is an area with an unbelievable amount of good golf and we wanted to open a golf shop to go along with it.”

The Golf USA store carries all the top golf brands and have a huge selection of equipment and merchandise for golfers to choose from. With the buying power of nearly 100 stores worldwide, their prices are competitive with the big “box” stores.

In addition, Golf USA has a practice room complete with the Golf Achiever simulator, giving the professionals in the shop the ability to give lessons and fit golfers to the right clubs when they walk out the door. They also have a full service repair room for re-gripping, re-shafting and club bending.

“We try and do a little bit of everything for everyone,” said Brady.

For information call 360.489.0224.