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Alliances between Topgolf, pro tours aim to groom next generation of players, fans

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 14 / 17

Children at Topgolf’s Jacksonville location receive lessons as part of Topgolf Junior Play in March. Photo by: PGA TOUR Cost and accessibility can be significant barriers to getting kids to p...

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