TopGolf offers digital ball technology to courses

The company that brought Topgolf to the golf industry has introduced a new product that allows any driving range to offer the same experience to its customers.

Called Toptracer Range, the technology allows participants to track and analyze detailed information about every shot, including distance (carry and total), ball speed, launch angle, height, side deviation, landing angle, hang time and more.

5 ways to create great shopkeeping

During this time of year I enjoy the many holiday movies that come around on my television.  One of my favorites is: "The Shop Around the Corner."  This movie takes place during the 1930's in Hungary.  It is a story about a retail shop and the lives of the people who work there.  As a longtime merchant, I relate to the theme and the story.  Growing up in golf as a merchant was fun, a lot of fun.  It was the reason I made golf my career.  Although retail has changed so very much, the golf course pro shop still remains that one place where time has almost stood still.  The pro shop has so man

Frilford Heath's new six hole course meeting today's needs

Six holes in 60 minutes. That’s the premise of the new yellow course at Frilford Heath, the largest golf club in Oxfordshire, England.

The new course is designed specifically to make golf more accessible. It aims to encourage young people and beginners to play the game, as well as older players who have difficulty playing 18 holes.

KemperSports adds two: Village Club and Tobacco Road

KemperSports has been selected to manage The Village Club of Sands Point (N.Y.) and to provide consuklting services for Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford, N.C.

Founded on the estate of Isaac Guggenheim in 1918, the Guggenheim family held ownership of The Village Club property until 1953, when it was purchased by the IBM Corporation as a corporate country club and retreat for New York area employees. The facility and on-site mansion held numerous corporate training and executive development seminars until being purchased by its current owner, the Village of Sands Point, in 1994.

Valderrama members buy club for €28 million

The high-profile Real Club Valderrama in Spain has a new owner — the club’s members.

And it’s about time. The members of the club, located in Sotogrande on the Mediterranean coast, had leased the property for nearly 30 years, and had long wanted to own it, even starting litigation over the land nearly two years ago.

Members recently finalized a sale to purchase the company that bought Valderrama in 2016. The deal to buy the property from Valderrama SA, an arm of Zagaleta International UK, was for €28 million.

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