Tiger Woods’ Newest Venture Is Designing Putting Courses Around The U.S.
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2019-10-15
VIA PRESS RELEASE
JUPITER, Florida — TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures, and PopStroke Entertainment Group announced they have entered into a strategic partnership.
Founded in 2018, PopStroke is a technology-infused golf-entertainment concept featuring professionally designed putting courses and exceptional food and beverage.
PopStroke currently has one facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Fort Myers, Florida currently are under development, and several additional sites are planned for 2020 and beyond. TGR Design and Tiger Woods will be responsible for designing the putting courses at all future PopStroke locations.
“This is a natural extension of my golf course design philosophy and my TGR Design business,” said Woods. “Our goal has always been to design courses that bring people together and are fun for golfers of all abilities and ages.”
The PopStroke experience is enhanced with a technology platform consisting of the soon-to-be released electronic scorekeeping golf ball, the “iPutt” ball. The ball transmits scores electronically to the custom PopStroke app which can be downloaded in the Apple and Android App stores. Players will be able to compete against each other in a dynamic, social and tournament environment while earning “Pop Bucks” through the PopStroke loyalty rewards app program.
Food, soft drinks, signature cocktails, a variety of craft beer, and wine options are also available on the app for delivery directly to a golf course location or at the onsite full service restaurant and bar.
“Tiger Woods has had the most significant impact in growing the game of golf around the world and his investment and partnership in PopStroke will undoubtedly introduce the game to a new and wider audience of participants,” said PopStroke founder Greg Bartoli.
“Some of my happiest memories are spending time with my pops on the golf course having putting contests,” said Woods. “I’m looking forward to others enjoying time with their kids at PopStroke. This is a new way for individuals to experience the game of golf. It’s about bringing people together.”
The Board of Directors of PopStroke will be comprised of Bartoli, Chris Hubman, CFO of TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures and Peter Bevacqua, president of NBC Sports and former CEO of the PGA of America. “We are incredibly excited and honored to partner with Tiger in introducing the PopStroke experience across the country,” Bartoli added. “Tiger is the greatest putter and golfer of all time and we are privileged to utilize his TGR Design team and for him to endorse our golf experience. Our goal is to introduce the game of golf to a wider audience of players in a dynamic environment, across all ages and backgrounds, and there is nobody more qualified to do that than Tiger Woods. I am also happy to have Chris Hubman and Pete Bevacqua as board members of PopStroke. Their wealth of experience in the golf and media industry will provide invaluable support to our future growth.”
About PopStroke Entertainment Group
PopStroke is an experiential golf and casual dining concept merging a dynamic, technologically-advanced competitive golf environment with food and beverage. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, PopStroke has a dedicated team of experienced professionals in the food, beverage and hospitality fields. PopStroke offers an expansive variety of craft beer, wine, ice cream and food and infuses technology within the golf experience to create an interactive and competitive atmosphere for all participants. Unique to PopStroke is the PopStroke app and Jumbotron leaderboard that interacts with the soon-to-be released “iPutt” golf ball which will enable players to track their scores electronically after each stroke.
About TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures
TGR unites Tiger’s entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors off the course under a singular parent brand. Headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, TGR is guided by Tiger’s vision and driven by the qualities that have made him a champion: a focused mindset, a precise method, and a relentless pursuit of mastery. Our team is comprised of leaders from diverse backgrounds across education, technology, business, and sport, united in a shared mission to help others define, embody, and experience excellence in their own unique ways.
About TGR Design
At the core of each TGR Design project is the desire to create enjoyable, extraordinary golf experiences that bring people together. TGR Design courses are crafted in a thoughtful and deliberate manner to create fun, yet challenging tests of golf. Our design approach emphasizes playability and providing a multitude of options for players of all abilities.