All his life Tiger Woods has made his career out of making putts, but things are changing for the 15-time major champion as he joins hands with PopStroke to design putting greens, creating plenty of opportunities for others to putt.
On October 10th, Woods’ TGR, Tiger Woods Ventures and PopStroke Entertainment Group announced they are teaming up, resulting in Tiger and TGR Design being tasked to design the putting courses at all future PopStroke locations.
PopStroke was founded in 2018 by Greg Bartoli is a technology-infused golf entertainment concept involving outdoor, artificial putting surfaces. Think Topgolf for putting. PopStroke currently has one facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but locations in Scottsdale and Fort Myers, Fla., are under development, and several additional sites are planned for 2020 and beyond.
“This is a natural extension of my golf-course design philosophy and my TGR Design business,” Woods said in a statement. “Our goal has always been to design courses that bring people together and are fun for golfers of all abilities and ages.”
That philosophy has been seen through several short courses Woods has designed since getting into the architecture game. But focusing on building greens has Woods fondly recalling his youth.
“Some of my happiest memories are spending time with my pops on the golf course having putting contests,” Woods said. “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,” said an elated Tiger Woods.