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Erik Anderson, Executive Chairman, Topgolf
Topgolf
Entertainment Group Dolf Berle (CEO) William Davenport (CFO)

Brands Topgolf, Topgolf
Topgolf
Swing Suite, Toptracer Range, Toptracer, Topgolf Crush, Topgolf
Topgolf
Tour

Number of employees

15,000+

Parent Topgolf
Topgolf
Entertainment Group

Divisions Topgolf, Topgolf
Topgolf
International, Topgolf
Topgolf
Media

Website Topgolf
Topgolf
website Topgolf
Topgolf
Media website

Topgolf
Topgolf
is a global sports entertainment community headquartered in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
with locations throughout the United States
United States
and the UK.

Contents

1 Overview 2 History 3 Pricing 4 Locations

4.1 United States 4.2 United Kingdom 4.3 Australia 4.4 Mexico 4.5 Canada

5 References

Overview[edit] Topgolf
Topgolf
operates 42 venues in the United States
United States
and the United Kingdom, employs 15,000 Associates and serves 13 million guests annually. The Topgolf
Topgolf
games can be played by all ages and skill levels, and the microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot's accuracy and distance. Players aim for 11 giant dartboard-like targets on a 215-yard outfield. The farther the shot goes and the closer to the pin, the more points the player receives. Each Topgolf
Topgolf
venue features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round play, food, beverage, music and HDTVs on which various sports games are shown, such as football, basketball and golf. Topgolf
Topgolf
also offers golf lessons, leagues, tournaments, concerts, and corporate and social events. History[edit] The Topgolf
Topgolf
technology was developed in Watford, England between1996 and 2001 by twin brothers Steve and Dave Jolliffe. The idea for Topgolf
Topgolf
came from when the two brothers were practicing their swings on a driving range and began thinking of different ways they could improve their experience. The Jolliffe’s formed a company called World Golf Systems (WGS) and installed the technology in a driving range in Watford, England in 2001. WGS sold the range and licensed the technology to a UK development company, Baydrive.  Baydrive developed two additional UK sites. [1] The business that is today known as TopGolf emerged from Golf Entertainment International (GEI), the US licensee. This company was established in London in 2006 to create a compelling customer experience and to bring the technology and the experience to the United States.  GEI was formed by Richard Grogan, David Main and Eric Wilkinson. GEI transformed the early Topgolf
Topgolf
experience to also include food, drinks, music and new games.  GEI developed its first sites in Alexandria, Virginia, Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
and Chicago, Illinois. It then acquired both World Golf Systems and the UK licensee.  GEI changed its name at that point to name of the game: TopGolf.[2] Today, Topgolf
Topgolf
serves millions of guests annually and has the world’s largest digital golf audience. Richard Grogan was the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive from its formation until 2012.  David Main spearheaded its US development.  Eric Wilkinson was the Company’s finance director. Other investors joined the Company as it developed these first sites — significantly among them was the Callaway Golf Company and the WestRiver Group.  This allowed not only the US development but the consolidation of the varied operations as well. Thomas Dundon became a significant investor in 2011.  By 2014, WestRiver Group was TopGolf’s lead investor.  WestRiver was founded and is run by Erik Anderson, and Erik Anderson is currently the Chairman of Topgolf. In 2016, TEG created three new divisions. Topgolf, the golf entertainment venues in the U.S. and U.K., Topgolf
Topgolf
International, the division focused on Topgolf's international expansion, and Topgolf Media, the division focused on enhancing the Topgolf
Topgolf
experience through advanced digital media, strategic partnerships and sponsorships. Additionally in 2016, Providence Equity Partners made a sizable minority investment in TEG. On June 23, 2016, it was announced that Village Roadshow Theme Parks would open a venue next door to its popular theme park, Warner Bros. Movie World, in Oxenford, Queensland
Oxenford, Queensland
in Australia. This will be the first Topgolf
Topgolf
venue outside the US and the UK. [3] As the company expanded, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) became an investor in 2006 and in 2011. Also in 2008, the company was incorporated as Topgolf
Topgolf
International, Inc. Pricing[edit] Depending on the venue, guests are charged per hour or per game. The U.K. locations and venues in Alexandria and Wood Dale are the only venues that charge per game. Guests are required to have a membership which allows them to play. Information such as high scores are linked to this membership. Membership is a one-time $5 cost that includes free club rentals on every visit. Locations[edit]

Picture of tees at Topgolf
Topgolf
in Las Vegas, Nevada

There are currently 41 Topgolf
Topgolf
locations, 38 in the United States
United States
and three in the United Kingdom.[4] In announcing a new Topgolf
Topgolf
location in Columbus, Ohio, the company estimated that 500 full time and part time employees will serve a 65,000 square foot location. That location was expected to generate 450,000 visitors a year and contribute $264.5 million to the area's economy over a decade.[5] United States[edit]

Alabama: Birmingham; Huntsville Arizona: Gilbert; Glendale (late 2018); Scottsdale; Tucson (late 2017) California: Roseville Colorado: Centennial Florida: Doral (late 2017); Jacksonville; Miami Gardens; Orlando; Tampa Georgia: Alpharetta; Atlanta-Midtown Illinois: Wood Dale; Naperville Indiana: Fishers Kansas: Overland Park Maryland: Germantown Michigan: Auburn Hills
Auburn Hills
(late 2018) Minnesota: Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center
(summer 2018) Missouri: St. Louis (fall 2018) Nevada: Las Vegas New Jersey: Edison; Mt Laurel (late 2017) North Carolina: Charlotte
Charlotte
(South Charlotte); Charlotte
Charlotte
(University City, coming soon) Ohio: West Chester; Columbus (fall 2018)[5]; Cleveland (2019) Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Oregon: Hillsboro Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh (summer 2018) Tennessee: Nashville Texas: Allen; Austin; The Colony; Dallas; El Paso; Fort Worth; Houston-Katy; San Antonio; Spring; Webster Utah: Midvale Virginia: Alexandria; Loudoun County; Virginia Beach

United Kingdom[edit]

Chigwell Surrey: Addlestone Watford

Australia[edit]

Gold Coast, Queensland
Gold Coast, Queensland
(2018)[6]

Mexico[edit]

Cancun (2018)[7] Mexico City (2018)[7]

Canada[edit]

Location TBD[8]

References[edit]

^ Mayo, Ashley. " Topgolf
Topgolf
is about to get even better after its latest acquisition, World Golf Tour - Golf Digest". Golf Digest. Retrieved 2016-06-20.  ^ "Ownership History Topgolf". Topgolf. Retrieved 2016-06-20.  ^ "Movie World to bring Topgolf
Topgolf
to Australia
Australia
in 2017". News.com.au. Retrieved 2016-06-23.  ^ " Topgolf
Topgolf
will develop multimillion-dollar, three-level center in Overland Park". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.  ^ a b Eaton, Dan (2017-11-30). " Topgolf
Topgolf
says Columbus site will open next fall, employ 500 and contribute $265M to the economy over 10 years". Columbus Business First. Columbus, Ohio. Retrieved 2018-01-27.  ^ " Topgolf
Topgolf
Expands Global Community with Deal for Australian Venues". TopGolf.com. 2016-06-23. Retrieved 2017-10-18.  ^ a b " Topgolf
Topgolf
Inks Deal for 10 Venues Across Mexico". TopGolf.com. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-10-18.  ^ " Topgolf
Topgolf
and Cineplex Announce Partnership to Bring Sports Entertainment Venues to Canada". TopGolf.com. 2017-07-26. Retrieved 2017-

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