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Roger Dunn dies at 81; golfer founded chain of discount stores
Roger Dunn dies at 81; golfer founded chain of discount stores

Roger Dunn, a onetime professional golfer who introduced the concept of discount name-brand equipment into his sport by founding a chain of golf stores that bear his name in California and Hawaii, has died. He was 81. Dunn, who spent his later years teaching golf in Studio City, died Aug. 28 at Kindred Hospital in West Covina, said his daughter, Cheryl Alderson. He had been in and out of hospitals with a heart condition since May. "He certainly changed golf retail," said John Kopacz, vice president of store operations for Worldwide Golf Enterprises Inc., which purchased Roger Dunn Golf Shops in 1993. "The way golfers could buy golf equipment at discounted prices...

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