Golf and Other Sports

Topgolf Puts a New Spin On a Classic

July 12, 2017 • Fenny Peiffer

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Imagine the best golf game you’ve ever played, but crank up the volume, add live music, and order your favorite cocktail. It’s golf reinvented, and the best part is you don’t have to be Arnold Palmer to ace your next swing. Technology based, and more competitive that a traditional driving range, Topgolf has taken the nation by a storm. Started by two brothers from North London, this innovative twist on a classic has everyone from beginners to novice golf pros clamoring to up their game.

With locations all across the country, Topgolf venues are impressive inside, and out with bright neon lights, sleek modern designs, and the promise of a good time. This new way to go “clubbing” isn’t your typical afternoon on the course. This interactive game goes beyond just playing golf with sports bars outfitted with flat screen TV’s, restaurants, and lively lounge areas. Book a party, gather a group for a golf lesson and get ready for some friendly competition. Golf during the dead of winter? Rain or shine, climate-controlled bays allow you to get your game on year round, and clubs are provided so need to bring your own equipment.

How does it work? Each player is given a card that is swiped in their assigned hitting bay to get the game started. The ingenious technology lies in the microchip embedded in the ball itself. Once the ball hits one of the eleven targets located 20-240 yards away, the score is calculated electronically on a screen. Bays have seating areas for players, and spectators to relax and have a bite to eat or enjoy a drink. Bring the grandkids, or plan a date night, Topgolf is open to all ages in an energetic atmosphere that offers plenty of entertainment whether you’re fine-tuning your skills, or just hanging out with friends.

Topgolf is a golfers paradise, but it’s also a top entertainment facility. From being the perfect spot to host company events, birthdays, or attending a live concert, you don’t have to be a golf enthusiast to take advantage of what it has to offer. Love your time on the putting green but wouldn’t mind changing it up once in a while? Give this one a try, you might find yourself going back for more.

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