Tiger Woods-backed PopStroke sets opening date in Fort Myers
The Fort Myers facility, the first under his partnership and design team, will open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 12, the company announced Tuesday. Doors will open at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Popstroke website.
PopStroke founder Greg Bartoli had previously announced locations were coming to Naples, on Tamiami Trail, and in Sarasota. The Naples site location is still being finalized. PopStroke’s original location is in Port St. Lucie.
PopStroke utilizes an app that includes just about everything needed for contactless payment and ordering. Drinks and food can be ordered and delivered anywhere on the course.
“As a partner in PopStroke, I am excited to use golf and specifically putting to bring families and friends together,” Woods said in a release. “From competitive putting tournaments to kids playing on the playground, PopStroke really does offer something for all ages.
“Keeping families, kids and skilled putters in mind while building the two putting courses was a fun challenge for myself and my TGR Design team. I am proud to be an owner and partner of PopStroke.”
Woods has won 15 major championships, second all-time to Jack Nicklaus. He is tied for first in career PGA Tour victories with 82. Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.
“We are extremely excited to open our second PopStroke location in Fort Myers, Florida, – bringing our unique putting and entertainment experience to the west coast of Florida,” Bartoli said in a release. “PopStroke is about bringing friends and family together in a dynamic, fun and interactive environment and Fort Myers is the perfect community to do just that.
“From our 24 flavors of premium ice cream, signature milkshakes and outdoor playground to our 36 holes of golf and mobile app-enabled technology experience, we truly offer something for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. We are equally excited to showcase Tiger and TGR Design’s first ever PopStroke putting courses as we introduce the game of golf to a wider audience of players.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10 hosted by Bartoli and attended by TGR Design, Stevens Construction, Lee County officials, and media.
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