Gimmies to give golfers another shot to get into the swing of things in West Fargo

The business, expected to open in September, will have five golf simulators and offer appetizers, pizza and liquor.

Gimmies, a business offering golfers a chance to improve their play with golf simulators while enjoying food and drink, is seen Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at West Fargo's Oak Ridge Mall. The business is expected to open about mid-September.
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WEST FARGO - Gimmies, a business that offers golfers a chance to sharpen their swings with electronic golf simulators, even as they enjoy food and drinks, is planned to open in the Oak Ridge Mall in mid-September.

Fit-up for the shop at 635 32nd Ave. S., No. 144, is moving along, with much of the drywall up.

Bob Polcher, who co-owns the business with his wife, Kelly, says there’s an unmet demand for simulator time among Fargo-Moorhead area golf lovers.

“I just felt that in the F-M area, there’s such a need for golf,” Polcher said Wednesday, June 15. “West Fargo is just a great place to bring a new business, too.”

Polcher said golf has always been a passion for him.


“I’ve always enjoyed it. I figured, why not make a business out of it?” he said.

Gimmies will have five simulators that allow several players to play at the same time. Each simulator offers a wide range of courses, he said.

Gimmies will serve liquor, though food will be lighter fare, mainly appetizers and pizza.

A unique offering is that players will be able to draw their own beer at their tables, Polcher said.

Gimmies is next to the M.J. Capelli Hair Salons shop. Other mall tenants include Deek’s Pizza, an Ace Hardware store, Ultimate Nails, and Brewtus’ Brickhouse restaurant and tavern. The mall is just west of a Cash Wise Foods grocery store.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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