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Golf Entertainment Company Drive Shack Begins Trading on the OTCQX Market

by | Feb 2, 2023
The move comes several weeks after Dallas-based Drive Shack—whose portfolio consists of American Golf, Drive Shack, and Puttery—voluntarily delisted from the NYSE. “We are excited to trade on the OTCQX market to allow efficient, cost-effective access to the U.S. capital markets and transparent trading for our investors as we drive to increase shareholder value in the public markets,” said Hana Khouri, the company's president and CEO.
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Partnership Acquires Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club of Las Colinas
by | Dec 22, 2022
Dallas-based Century Golf Partners and Japan-based HKI America have teamed up to buy the storied Four Seasons Golf & Sports Club of Las Colinas. Century Golf Partners, one of the world's leading golf and club ownership and management teams, was founded in 2005 for the purpose of acquiring and managing private clubs, public courses, and golf resorts and is the partnership’s managing partner. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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‘Going Dark’: Drive Shack Plans to Delist from NYSE, Focus on Growth Without ‘Undue Distraction’
by | Dec 15, 2022
Dallas-based Drive Shack Inc., creator of the modern mini-golf brand Puttery, plans to voluntarily delist from the NYSE in order to focus on running the business and achieving growth.

Entertainment venues and "competitive socializing" are a driver of that growth: Puttery has expanded to five locations since its debut in North Texas in 2021. "Going dark" will allow management and employees to focus on running the business and achieving growth—without the distractions of being a publicly traded company, it says.
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Frisco’s PGA of America Forms Investment Partnership to Drive Innovation in Golf
Joining Elysian Park Ventures—the private investment arm of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ ownership group—PGA of America has formed EP Golf Ventures, LLC. Its first two investments include mobile golf simulator Dryvebox and 3D motion-capture coaching app startup Sportsbox AI. “Through EP Golf Ventures, we'll be able to identify and invest in the most promising businesses within the golf industry to support both innovation and the growth of the game,” says PGA CEO Seth Waugh.
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Invited CEO on Dallas as a ‘Golf Mecca,’ the $100M BigShots Golf Expansion, and How Tech Is Changing the Game

by | Sep 27, 2021
Dallas-based Invited is the #1 owner and operator of private golf and country clubs in the U.S. CEO David Pillsbury tells Dallas Innovates the trend toward tech and golf entertainment is attracting millennials, "democratizing" the sport, and growing his business. Now an $80M arrangement with VICI Properties is fueling a "steep" growth curve for Invited's BigShots venues.
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Innovative Spaces: Eco-Friendly Features Are a Major Part of Crescent’s Uptown Redesign
by | Nov 2, 2020
PHOTO GALLERY | The transformed seven-story building at 2401 Cedar Springs includes chemical-free cleaning technology, beehives on the rooftop, and VR sports.
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Follow the Money: Safe Harbor Marinas Gets $41M, Mooala Nets $8.3M; Improving Acquires Code Authority
by | Nov 7, 2019
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity involving North Texas businesses, you’ll also find news from Supply, Double Eagle Capital, RealPage, Madelinetosh, Bombardier, Vivify Health, Principal Solar, Zona Energy, ClubCorp, and Del Frisco’s.
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PGA Creating ‘Silicon Valley of Golf’ with New Headquarters in Frisco
by | Apr 23, 2019
The facility, which will have an innovation lab, educational facilities, and two championship golf courses among its amenities, will elevate the game to new heights, CEO Seth Waugh says.
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PGA of America Will Bring Innovations, Economic Impact to Frisco with HQ Move

by | Dec 5, 2018
The PGA of America is the membership organization of professional golfers in the U.S., and the headquarters relocation will bring major tournaments, jobs, innovative facilities, prestige, and new technologies to North Texas.
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DI People: Frito-Lay Exec Honored, Topgolf Names Division President, Burns & McDonnell Hires Automation Expert
by | Jun 5, 2018
From Fast Company honoring Jennifer Saenz to new top execs for Ben E. Keith Co., our roundup of personnel activity also includes a new hire at Topgolf.
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Dallas Billionaire Entrepreneur Dundon Adds NHL Team to His Portfolio
by | Dec 15, 2017
Venture capitalist Tom Dundon also is the prime money man behind the Trinity Forest Golf Club, which will host the AT&T Byron Nelson golf championship.
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Topgolf Plans to Tee Up Dubai Entertainment Venue in 2019
by | Dec 5, 2017
The three-tier facility will resemble the Topgolf venues in the U.S. and will be the company's first location in the Middle East.
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Is High Tech Replacing Golf Fundamentals?

by | May 23, 2017
Being a shotmaker, defined as being able to execute a variety of golf shots, was the goal of anyone on the PGA Tour. Now, technology is changing that.
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