TopGolf

Topgolf Makes Leadership Moves to Help Drive Business Forward

by | Dec 16, 2022

Dallas-based sports entertainment and technology company Topgolf has announced several leadership moves it said will help propel the company business forward. Topgolf, which currently has 85 global venues, plans to open another 50-plus venues over the next five years — roughly 11 new venues each year. Its newest venue opened today in Glasgow, Scotland....

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Dallas-Based Topgolf Tees Off in Gaming World with Mobile Game ‘Shankstars’
by | Oct 26, 2022
Topgolf has 70 driving range game venues as far-flung as Germany, Australia, and Dubai. But now it's launched a mobile game you can play anywhere. "Shankstars" features a club-wielding UFO alien, a Tee-Wrex skeleton, a punk goddess, mermaid, and more playing on courses strewn with volcanos, pyramids, and giant waterfall-spewing skulls. "Shankstars is a perfect example of how we're focused on enabling more people to have fun and enjoy the game of golf in their own way," says Topgolf CEO Artie Starrs.
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Game On: North Texas is a ‘High-Tech Entertainment’ Paradise
by | Jul 28, 2022
From Topgolf to Puttery, Electric Shuffle, TOCA Social, Two Bit Circus and more, North Texas may be America's greatest high-tech playground.

Check out this roundup of who's playing what where.
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16 North Texas Companies Win 2022 Comparably Leadership Awards
The workplace culture and brand reputation platform released its 2022 Comparably Leadership Awards. See the North Texas companies and execs that ranked for Best Leadership Teams, Best Companies for Career Growth, Best CEOs for Women Awards, and Best CEOs for Diversity Awards.

You'll find companies of all sizes—from Invitation Homes to Baylor Scott & White Health to Slingshot Technology—and 11 local CEOs among the winners.
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L.A.’s Two Bit Circus Expands to Dallas with Arcade Games, VR and AR Experiences, Robot Bartenders, and More

by | Mar 14, 2022
With investors including Capital Factory and TopGolf's executive chairman, the venue will feature 35,000 square feet of tech-enhanced entertainment. Attractions will include arcade games; VR, AR, and "extended reality" experiences; "story (escape) rooms"; reimagined carnival games, and more.
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From the Ground Up: Three Firms Take New Leases at the Crescent, Chick-fil-A Plans New Distribution Center in Dallas County, Plus More
by | Feb 15, 2022
Here's what's new and next in North Texas real estate, from ground-up developments to company moves and expansions.
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UK Soccer Experience TOCA Social Coming to Dallas Design District
by | Feb 3, 2022
The first TOCA Social launched last August in London, attracting cast members from "Ted Lasso" and top Premier League players. The Dallas location, slated to open in 2023, will offer a three-floor, 56K-SF experience of dining, drinks, and interactive soccer games in 34 "TOCA boxes." The top two floors and their huge decks will offer "bonkers" views of the Dallas skyline—and may be a magnet for corporate events.
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Topgolf Names New COO of U.S. Venues, New CMO, and New Chief People Officer
by | Aug 2, 2021
The leadership moves are part of Topgolf's drive toward continued expansion. They follow Friday's news that former Topgolf COO Craig Kessler had been named CEO of Dallas' Buff City Soap.
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Three Dallas-Headquartered Companies Make Deloitte and Wall Street Journal’s Best Managed Companies List

by | Jul 14, 2020
Associa, The Beck Group, and Topgolf are among the 27 companies on the inaugural list.
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Follow the Money: Topgolf Preps for $4B IPO; Pieces Technologies Raises $25.7M Series B; ORIX Makes Acquisition
by | Jan 9, 2020
In this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Eyevensys, BoodsKapper, Trinity Hunt Partners, Dragon City Farms, Harvest Returns, The Guild, DealerSocket, Riveron, Paceline Private Equity Partners, and Graco.
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DI People: Stream Data Centers, Advantix Solutions, and Topgolf Announce Leadership Moves
by | Nov 12, 2019
In this weekly roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Weitzman, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Centennial, Eyecare Services Partners, Freese and Nichols, and Canterbury Group.
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Follow the Money: TPG Commits $500M to Collabnet, Razberi Gets $5.8M, Kibo Acquires Monetate
by | Oct 10, 2019
You’ll also find news from Satori Capital, AT&T, Goodnight Midstream, Tailwater Capital, Topgolf, and more in this weekly roundup of funding, merger, and acquisition activity.
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Topgolf, TCL Partner on Esports Lounges for Gamers of All Types

by | Dec 12, 2018
Dallas-based Topgolf said the first TCL esports lounge will open in early January at Topgolf Las Vegas, coinciding with the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.
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urban air
DI People: Urban Air, Varidesk, Kimberly-Clark, Murphy Center Name New Leaders
by | May 23, 2018
From Ken May taking charge at Dallas-based Urban Air Adventure Park to a new COO at Varidesk, our roundup of personnel activity also includes a new CMO at Kimberly-Clark, and a new head at a UNT center.
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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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Which Are the ‘Coolest’ Tech Employers in DFW? DevMountain Has Made Its Picks
by | Nov 30, 2017
The coding school interviewed current and past bootcamp students and looked at reviews on Glassdoor.com to compile its top 10 list. 
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