SPONSORED: When people think golf, they think McGuirks
Two years of Covid woes have seen a huge increase in the demand for sport and leisure activities – and golf is top of the list.
A survey in Britain shows that demand for golf equipment has increased by 50 % since 2019.
The survey, conducted by banking company Barclays, shows golf to be the favourite leisure activity.
In Ireland there has been similar growth as people turn to a sport that offers healthy exercise in a safe, social setting. When golfers in Ireland think of equipment the name that first comes to mind is McGuirks Golf. They have been supplying the golf market In Ireland for more than 50 years and are Ireland’s leading supplier of golf equipment both in-store and online. This 100% Irish-owned company prides itself on providing the best prices and service available.
That’s been the standard McGuirks has always aimed for, going right back to 1967 when John McGuirk opened the original McGuirks Golf at Howth Golf Club in Dublin.
McGuirks Golf, now headed by John’s son Michael, opened its first large retail store on Harbour Road, Howth, in 1993 and from there the business has gone from strength to strength, with 16 stores now flourishing throughout the country.
McGuirks are official stockists of major brands including Taylormade, Adidas, Callaway, Under Armour, Galvin Green, Footjoy, Cobra, Titleist, Motocaddy, Calvin Klein, Nike, Bushnell and many more.
But McGuirks’ shops are not just points of sale. Customer service is a priority and the stores offer the best advice and guidelines to help with the selection of clubs and other equipment.McGuirks have dedicated PGA professionals available to help customers make the right choice.Most McGuirks stores – including the recently-opened Kilkenny branch – have a dedicated Custom Fitting Bay where golfers can benefit from Trackman Technology.
Every golfer would love to have their clubs manufactured to suit their requirements and with Trackman Technology this is possible. It uses the latest technology to assess such variables as club-head speed, club attack angle, club path, club-face angle and dynamic loft.
The ball’s trajectory after it has been launched is also tracked, which means you have exceptionally comprehensive ball measurement information instantly available, aiding you in your ongoing quest to improve your golf swing.
All McGuirks dedicated custom fitters have been trained by the leading brands offering the most up to date advice
McGuirks Kilkenny store at Ormonde Business Park is currently recruiting both full-time and part-time staff. For more information call (056) 775 0042 or see www.mcguirksgolf.com/c/