Golf

Hats are top seller at massive U.S. Open gift shop

Posted June 6, 2014

— Golf fan Tom Miriello was in seventh heaven Friday in Pinehurst. He was stocking up on U.S. Open merchandise in the golf superstore that accompanies the tournament, and he was not alone.

Shoppers swiped and swiped and swiped their credit cards inside the 39,000-square-foot golf lover's paradise that offers a half-million items stamped with the U.S. Open logo.

Miriello was buying decorations for his man cave to mark the first time that the men's and women's Opens have been played back to back on the same course.

"It's kind of historic," he said.

Mary Lopuszynnski, the tournament's director of marketing, agreed.

"We don't know if this will ever happen again," she said.

"The championship logo for both championships has the two trophies in it, and there is a men's Open logo and a women's Open logo, but really the focal point for what we're doing is the joint championship logo."

Those logos are stamped on the designer clothing that was on display during a morning fashion show.

"Our No. 1 seller is headwear," Lopuszynnski said. "We have over 100,000 hats, and it's easy for people if they're buying gifts because they don't have to know someone's size to buy a hat for them." 

The prices run the gamut from $2 ball markers to souvenirs valued at over $1,000. There is something for every golf fan.

"I'm a volunteer, so I was looking for a fanny pack to put all of our stuff in," said Valerie Orr.

The store is open to the public through Sunday. After that, shoppers will need a U.S. Open ticket to enter.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Premier League Soccer : Manchester United vs. Leicester

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • The Dave Doeren Show

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Major League Baseball Washington Nationals at Houston Astros

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 95.7 The Ticket

AP Top 25
Sat, Aug 26
19
4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET11:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST
14
7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST
NFL Preseason
Thursday, Aug. 24
Miami 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST6:00 CT3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:�
Philadelphia 
Carolina 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 MST6:30 EST6:30 CT3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:�
Jacksonville 
Friday, Aug. 25
New England 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST6:00 CT3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:�
Detroit 
Kansas City 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
Seattle 
Saturday, Aug. 26
Arizona 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST6:00 CT3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:�
Atlanta 
Buffalo 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST6:00 CT3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:�
Baltimore 
NY Jets 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 MST6:00 EST6:00 CT3:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:�
NY Giants 
Indianapolis 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 MST6:30 EST6:30 CT3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:�
Pittsburgh 
Cleveland 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 MST6:30 EST6:30 CT3:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:�
Tampa Bay 
Oakland 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
Dallas 
LA Chargers 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
LA Rams 
Houston 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
New Orleans 
Green Bay 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST8:00 CT5:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:�
Denver 
Sunday, Aug. 27
Chicago 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 MST12:00 EST12:00 CT21:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:�
Tennessee 
Cincinnati 1:30 PT2:30 MT3:30 CT4:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 MST3:30 EST3:30 CT0:30 UAE (+1)16:30 ETNaN:�
Washington 
San Francisco 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST7:00 CT4:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:�
Minnesota 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Columbus 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET11:35 GMT
Toledo 
Syracuse 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Lehigh Valley 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Indianapolis 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Rochester 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Durham 
Charlotte 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Norfolk 
Buffalo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Pawtucket 
Solheim Cup (LPGA)
USA: 16.5 | Europe: 11.5
Singles - Day 3
MatchScore
Hull1 up
LangF (18)
 
Thompsonhalved
NordqvistF (18)
 
Matthew1 up
LewisF (18)
 
Salas1 up
Ewart ShadoffF (18)
 
Creamer1 up
HallF (18)
 
Yinhalved
IcherF (18)
 
Kerr2 and 1
ReidF (17)
 
Kang3 and 1
PedersenF (17)
 
Sagstrom3 and 2
ErnstF (16)
 
Piller4 and 2
ParkerF (16)
 
Masson4 and 2
WieF (16)
 
Ciganda4 and 3
LincicomeF (15)
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
Siem v OTAEGUI172 and 1
CARLSSON v Canizares163 and 2
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Monday, Aug. 21
Winston-Salem Open (ATP)
First Round
C. Berlocq6 6    
A. Bolt2 4    
A. Rublev6 6    
S. Darcis4 4    
J. Eysseric2 1    
Y. Lu6 6    
J. Tipsarevic2 2    
A. Seppi6 6    
R. Dutra Silv4 2    
D. Young6 6    
K. Edmund6 6    
T. Fabbiano2 3    
M. Fucsovics77 6    
E. Gulbis61 2    
J. Benneteau6 6    
P. Herbert3 2    
D. Koepfer2 1    
H. Zeballos6 6    
D. Istomin4 4    
D. Dzumhur6 6    
T. Fritz4 6 6   
M. Jaziri6 4 3   
Second Round
(16) J. Vesely2 63    
M. Baghdatis6 77    
(5) P. Cuevas62 5    
J. Struff77 7    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Monday, Aug. 21
Connecticut Open (WTA)
First Round
(5) E. Vesnina5 5    
A. Bogdan7 7    
(8) S. Peng1 6 77   
K. Siniakova6 3 63   
(4) K. Mladenovic5 5    
T. Babos7 7    
D. Gavrilova7 4 7   
K. Pliskova5 6 5   
L. Davis1 3    
E. Bouchard6 6    
L. Tsurenko2 3    
K. Flipkens6 6    
(7) B. Strycova5 3    
D. Kasatkina7 6    
(6) A. Pavlyuchen3 6 6   
C. McHale6 2 4   
K. Bertens6 4 2   
E. Mertens4 6 6   
(3) P. Kvitova2 1    
S. Zhang6 6    
M. Linette6 6    
R. Vinci3 1