Chris Hamman to open Golf Etc. near K-96 and Greenwich in March

WICHITA — Lifelong golfer Chris Hamman is turning his passion into a career.

Hamman, who played at the University of Kansas, is opening Golf Etc. this spring at 2621 N. Greenwich. That’s near K-96 and Greenwich by Star Lumber and Heartland Coin Gallery.

Hamman was with Koch Industries for almost 28 years. His last position was president of Invista’s polymer and resins business.

Golf Etc. will be what Hamman calls an upscale, full-service golf shop and club-fitting studio.

“We really wanted to be able to provide products and services to golfers of all skill levels to help them improve their game more,” he says.

The store will sell the latest golf equipment, apparel, accessories and gift items.

It also will offer a professional club-fitting service.

“We’ll be able to repair and build golf clubs in our workshop, which is within the store,” Hamman says.

Cristi Howell and Grant Tidemann of J.P. Weigand & Sons represented the landlord in the deal for the 5,600-square-foot space.

Hamman says the store will have numerous golf-related educational events throughout the year, including what he calls learning lunches and couples events.

He says he likes the K-96 and Greenwich area because it’s a high traffic spot where the city is growing.

Hamman says he’s targeting the store’s opening for March.

He says he’ll have staff announcements closer to the time.

“I’ve hired a really talented staff.”