Nevada Bob's Golf: A passion for golf makes a great business opportunity

With 40 franchised stores across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Europe and 30 years of trading experience worldwide, Nevada Bob's Golf is a great franchise for golf enthusiasts. Derin Ibrahim reports

Many people would like to establish a business where they are passionate about the product they sell. If you have a passion for golf then you can do just that by becoming a Nevada Bob's Golf franchisee.

An established brand in the UK and across Europe, Nevada Bob's Golf has 30 years of trading history. The company opened its first UK outlet in Eastleigh in 1990 and has since grown to 28 stores in the UK and Ireland and a further 12 stores in continental Europe.

Nevada Bob's Golf stores stock over 2,500 products enabling franchisees to enjoy a significant bulk buying power and offer value for money prices to their customers. The stores stock all the major golfing brands, including Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, TaylorMade, Footjoy and Nike.

Nevada Bob's Golf delivers a proven franchise package, which includes extensive franchisee training in all aspects of golf, retail operations, marketing, buying and company policies. The franchisor also offers assistance in finding the right site, guidance on lease terms and creation of the store design plan, incorporating all the latest equipment and technology. This process includes assisting with competitive tendering for the shopfit, store layout plans and full onsite support for merchandising and store set up.

Once your store is open you will have the services of a Franchise Manager who will support you regularly over the first few months then will provide store visits with you every eight weeks. A Franchise Operations Manual will be provided to give guidance on policy and procedures. Quarterly Financial Reviews will be held with

you to review performance and agree KPI's (Key Performance Indicators). Nevada Bob's Marketing Manager will assist with support on your local marketing activity.

The minimum investment requirement for a Nevada Bob's Golf franchise is £190,000, however this could increase by £30,000 depending on the shop fit requirements and time of opening. Additionally royalties are paid monthly at three and a half per cent of net sales and marketing contributions of £500 a month are paid into the National Advertising fund.

An ideal Nevada Bob's Golf franchisee candidate has a business background (preferably in the retail sector) and excellent customer service skills. Experience in ordering and buying, marketing skills and sales experience will be at an advantage, but most importantly, a franchisee should have a keen interest in golf. If you have a passion for the sport that you want to turn into a great business opportunity, then consider teeing off your future as a business owner with Nevada Bob's Golf.

Promoting your new store will be essential to reach your target market and full assistance will be provided in delivering an opening marketing plan.

Assistance will be provided in helping you recruit the best team and all aspects of HR.

Product Knowledge
Full training will be given in equipment and product knowledge along with service and sales training for you and your store team.

Nevada Bob's Golf do not directly supply, which means there are no third party margins added to your cost prices. You will be provided with an introduction to suppliers with assistance in opening an account for stock and immediate access to Nevada Bob's Golf preferential terms and conditions.