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U.S.-Based GolfNow To Open Int'l Offices In Belfast On Tuesday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 18 / 17

GolfNow, a U.S.-based technology company specializing in golf-related products and services, will unveil its new int'l offices in Belfast on Tuesday. The £1.1M ($1.4M), state-of-the-art office space, which overlooks the River Lagan at City Quays, is currently staffed by 71 employees. That...

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