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Tiger Woods-backed PopStroke expanding across Florida this year and next

Last September, PopStroke, the golf leisure facility that includes upscale placing programs, opened in Fort Myers, its first since legend Tiger Woods got here on board as a companion.

Now PopStroke, whose unique location was opened in Port St. Lucie, is going to be popping up all across Florida later this year and into 2022, founder Greg Bartoli said Friday.

Facilities in Sarasota and Orlando will open this year, Bartoli mentioned through textual content, with Delray Beach and Tampa towards the center of 2022. He mentioned he’s nonetheless engaged on bringing one to Naples.

“News on Naples expected to follow this year,” he mentioned.

PopStroke was the primary of the stylish golf leisure amenities to open in Southwest Florida. Topgolf in Fort Myers initially was scheduled to open in 2020, however now could be anticipated to open later this year. Both have high-end meals and beverage choices, whereas Topgolf has hitting bays as a substitute of a placing course.

BigShots Golf, which ClubCorp bought in 2019, had an settlement to be on a part of the present Golden Gate Country Club website in Naples, however that deal fell by late final year, though the corporate did make one other presentation to Golden Gate residents on April 12.

The Sarasota PopStroke can be at University Town Center, and the one in Orlando can be at Waterford Lakes. Delray Beach’s can be on Federal Highway, Bartoli confirmed.

“I can’t disclose the exact location for Tampa just yet,” he mentioned.

Woods doesn’t simply have his identify connected to the corporate. His TGR Design is doing the layouts, and he was concerned within the designs of the 2 placing programs in Fort Myers.

Woods has gained 15 main championships, second solely to Jack Nicklaus with 18, and is tied with Sam Snead for essentially the most PGA Tour victories with 82. He underwent a fifth surgical procedure on his troublesome again in January, and then a month later was concerned in a severe SUV accident in Los Angeles that resulted in a fractured proper tibia and fibula amongst different accidents. He has since returned to his house in Jupiter Island to recuperate.

At the Fort Myers PopStroke facility, the 2 programs are referred to as the Cub, which is extra geared towards newcomers, and the Tiger, which is more difficult. Golfers can maintain their rating with an app that additionally consists of the power to order meals and drinks from the on-site restaurant and have them delivered to them on the course.

Woods grew to become concerned in PopStroke in late 2019, and quickly after, the Fort Myers facility was introduced.

Greg Hardwig is a sports activities reporter for the Naples Daily News and The News-Press. Follow him on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @NDN_Ghardwig, e mail him at [email protected]

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