Aug. 28—WATERTOWN — Golfers now have a familiar place to shop and stock up on what they need when playing at Thompson Park Golf Course.
The new pro shop has opened in the same place it held for years inside the clubhouse. It is close to the entrance to the clubhouse restaurant.
“It’s another source of revenue for us,” said course manager Jordan Northrop.
The golf course had been using a cabin near the first tee as a temporary pro shop.
The new pro shop, which received a paint job and new carpeting, will sell golf shirts, hats, gloves and other equipment. More merchandise will be added.
As the days get shorter, the hours for the pro shop are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., while the course is open as the golf season draws to a close.
The city operates the Thompson Park Golf Course. Last winter, the city bought the former Watertown Golf Club from developer Michael E. Lundy for $3.4 million.
“We’ve had a great season,” Northrop said. “It’s been a better year than I ever expected.”
Hoping to get 150 season tickets, the golf course ended up with 170, he said.
Spokes on the Green operates the clubhouse restaurant.