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Surrey welcomes new TopGolf centre

12.10am 2nd September 2005 - Courses

Following the success of the TopGolf centres in Watford and Chigwell, this summer sees the opening of the third new centre at Addlestone in Surrey, officially opened today by Lee Westwood. The centre has transformed the former Surrey Golf and Fitness site and includes a 9 hole par 3 course, fitness cub, American Golf store and cafà©/bar in addition to the 64 bay TopGolf driving range.
TopGolf is a brand new fun and fast game, played at a state-of-the-art golf driving range but requiring no previous experience of golf or special equipment. It is real, not virtual golf. The aim of the game is to score points as you hit balls out onto a 250 metre long outfield containing 11 large targets. Each ball contains a tiny microchip which relays the distance and accuracy of each shot to a screen in the bay and awards a score in points. The result is a compelling game for all ages and levels of ability, which has been described as ‘golf-based ten pin bowling’. For existing golfers, TopGolf offers a new way to practise and receive exact feedback on how far the ball has travelled.
With extended opening hours 8am – 10.30pm 7 days a week, the centre appeals to the golfer wishing to practice before work and for players wishing to socialise with friends and family during their leisure time.
“The Addlestone TopGolf centre will offer more people the chance to experience this revolutionary way to play and practice golf” said Stephen Lewis, chief executive of Baydrive Ltd. Baydrive Group Limited owns and operates TopGolf in the UK and Ireland. Backed by Henderson Private Capital, it plans to open 10 TopGolf Game Centres throughout the UK and Eire over the next 5 years.

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