Austad’s Golf to expand to Rapid City

Feb. 8, 2019

Austad’s Golf is opening its first store in Rapid City.

The company has been looking at the Black Hills area for a while and sees it as a “growing market with phenomenal golf,” president Ryan Austad said.

“Golfers for years have driven across the state to Sioux Falls asking us to put a store up. We are thrilled to finally put a store in the Hills.”

Construction started this week at the store, which is on the northeast side of the city across from Walmart. The plan is to open by April 1.

The location will include:

  • Multiple fitting studios to custom fit players for any golf product. “We will build the clubs on-site and leverage launch monitor data to dial the club specifications in for each individual player,” Austad said.
  • Full-service club repair – from regripping to full club builds.
  • Putter-fitting studio using “Hole More Putts” technology.
  • A large selection of golf bags, balls, golf technology, accessories, shoes and golf apparel.
  • Master fitters.

“The staff in Rapid City is shaping. They are golf nuts who will have world-class training to ensure they can help people play better and have more fun on the course. Our staff are what makes Austad’s different,” Austad said.

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This will be Austad’s ninth location and its second in South Dakota.

“As a South Dakota family business, we want a larger presence in our home state — a place we are incredibly proud of,” Austad said.

”We feel there is a real need for us in the market. There are no specialty golf retail shops in Rapid City. As the only Golf Digest top 100 fitter within five hours, we think we can help a lot of golfers West River play better golf by getting them fit into the right clubs at the right specifications for their game.”

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Austad’s Golf to expand to Rapid City

Austad’s Golf is opening its first store in Rapid City.

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