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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 195                                                       
Friday, October 11, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I always say that I was never a great celebrator of victories. And I regret that. I always had a doubt. After each win I’d think ‘will this win be my last?’ So I just tried to keep improving. I loved the feeling of winning. When I won, I was so up. The self-esteem was so high and I felt seven feet tall.”

BRAIN TEASER: The PGA Champions Tour tees it up at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina for the SAS Championship. Three members of the World Golf Hall of Fame have won it. Can you name any of them?

IN TIGER WE TRUST: Topgolf, which is exploring a public offering for additional funding, while simultaneously creating an exit strategy for shareholders, appears to have some competition on the horizon. Forget about hitting full shots, try eating and drinking while putting!

TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures and PopStroke Entertainment Group have entered into a strategic partnership. Founded in 2018, PopStroke is a technology golf-entertainment concept, like Topgolf, featuring professionally designed putting courses with food and beverage. PopStroke currently has one facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Locations in Scottsdale, Arizona and Fort Myers, Florida are currently under development, and several additional sites are said to be planned for 2020 and beyond. TGR Design and Tiger Woods will be responsible for designing the putting courses at all future PopStroke locations.

TGR“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. 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.

“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.”

WEB GEMS:

JUST DO IT! The players in the American Presidents Cup team want Tiger Woods to be a playing captain at this year’s event in Australia, former U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love said. “We asked him to be captain knowing that this would probably happen.” READ MORE>>>

TIMING IS EVERYTHING: Suzann Pettersen is letting us all in on the deeper story of the putt she made to win the Solheim Cup for Europe almost a month ago. She explains in a letter to her infant son, Herman, how that putt tied a bow on golf’s place in her life and how he changed her understanding of who she really is. The letter was published READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I always say that I was never a great celebrator of victories. And I regret that. I always had a doubt. After each win I’d think ‘will this win be my last?’ So I just tried to keep improving. I loved the feeling of winning. When I won, I was so up. The self-esteem was so high and I felt seven feet tall.”--Colin Montgomerie

Three members of the World Golf Hall of Fame have won the SAS Championship: Bernhard Langer (2012, 2019), Colin Montgomerie (2017) and Hale Irwin (2005).

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