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Pickleball and Golf Simulator Entertainment Venues Are Coming to Frisco Station

by | Sep 8, 2023
Frisco Station is getting its first-ever entertainment venues in a one-two zeitgeist punch. Pickle and Social, a pickleball destination with "world-class" indoor and outdoor courts, will be paired with Fairway Social, a "one-of-a-kind experience" with simulators that feature 130 golf courses and 10 other sports for guests of all ages.
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Drive Shack Names Interim CEO and Engages External Finance Pros After CEO, CFO Departures
by | May 3, 2023
The Dallas-based owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment businesses, including Puttery, has announced a search for a new CEO following the departure of Hana Khouri this week. Mike Compton has been named interim CEO. The company expects to name a CFO as it completes its search for a permanent chief executive.
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Driving the Power of Play For All: Topgolf to Become Global Medaled Event in Special Olympics
by | Apr 19, 2023
The announcement means Special Olympics athletes will be able to compete in Topgolf as an individual or with a team through Special Olympics Unified Sports, which brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team for training and competition.
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PGA of America Taps Former Topgolf Exec as its New Chief Operations Officer
by | Feb 9, 2023
Kessler brings experience in "off-course golf" to the PGA from his years as COO of Dallas-based Topgolf. That's important, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh says: "For the first time in history there are now more off-course golfers than on-course, so his track record of innovation and growth has never been more relevant or welcome." Kessler most recently served as CEO of Dallas' Buff City Soap.
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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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Leader in High-Tech Golf Training Opens in Southlake
by | Jan 10, 2022

A new GolfTEC training center has opened in Southlake to help duffers straighten their slices and handle their hooks. 

The new 2,900-square-foot facility features four indoor training bays powered by TECSwing, using Foresight Sports simulators for lessons, club fitting, and practice....

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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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Texas Rangers Golf Club: High Tech Becomes Par for the Course
by | Feb 19, 2019
The golf carts being used at the new course have a high-tech system with GPS, the ability to summon a beverage cart, and even a feature to shut down your cart if you venture too close to a hazardous boundary.
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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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Topgolf, ClubCorp Team to Step Up Golf Game
by | Jun 21, 2017
Together, the Dallas-area headquartered companies plan to boost live and virtual golfing experiences for members.
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