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Taking some hacks at a Topgolf in Gilbert, Arizona. There they were ushered to the hitting bay, where Ostrow was waiting. And Topgolf is becoming a big deal itself. With its emphasis on food, drink, and fun, this venue has made golf more accessible, and in some ways more fun, while serving as an events space and business center replete with meeting rooms.
Those are the real drivers," says executive chairman Erik Anderson. If hipster bowling alleys such as Punch Bowl Social have made a working-class pastime cool again, Topgolf has restaged a stuffy, elitist sport with colorful LED lighting that bounces to the beat of whatever music is playing.
This is golf as a large-scale video game. Or, if you don't care to swing a club, you can pick up a pool cue, watch sports, or dance. InBritish brothers Steve and Dave Jolliffe wanted more from their driving range than tedious repetition, so they turned the experience into a digital golfing dartboard, where microchipped balls are smashed at targets with different scoring options.
Their first venue opened in Watford, near London, in But once the American licensee, Topgolf International, controlled by WestRiver Group, took over the company and technology inthe business went into grip-it-and-rip-it growth mode. Topgolf made the Inc. The company just opened its 47th U.
Just over half of Topgolf's guests don't currently play on golf courses, and 68 percent hit that toyear-old demographic sweet spot--potential converts for a sport that needs them. The National Golf Foundation reported a 7 percent increase in off-course golfers in while on-course golf was flat.
More than 13 million customers visited Topgolf ina daily average of 35, with 17 million visits projected for this year. And Topgolf is broadening its game too. Topgolf Swing Suite simulators are popping up in hotels and other sites. The company acquired the World Golf Tour mobile golf app and created a variety of original-content video series with branded Topgolf cooking, music, competition, and lifestyle themes.
Most Topgolf venues create about jobs, which has made it a desirable target for economic development agencies. Anderson says the company will open seven to 10 U.Asia Pacific Daily delivers breaking news from across the Asia-Pacific and information on the latest top stories, business, life style and Travel headlines.
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