Topgolf Entertainment Group (TEG), a technology-enabled global sports and entertainment leader, announces details of a 10-year partnership with St Andrews Links.
Through this strategic partnership, TEG will become the exclusive golf entertainment partner for the “Home of Golf,” along with Toptracer as the official range technology of St Andrews Links.
World-renowned St Andrews Links is a beacon for global golf travel with scores of avid golfers descending on the grounds every year. Together, TEG and St Andrews Links will collaborate on unique initiatives and activations designed to offer even more ways for golfers everywhere to experience St Andrews Links through TEG’s respective brands Topgolf, World Golf Tour (WGT) online game and Toptracer technology. The partnership will provide players of all ages and ability levels—from all over the world—access to one of the most esteemed venues in golf through virtual gaming, global tournaments and more.
“We are ecstatic to be partnering with St Andrews Links to help create memorable and engaging experiences at the most storied golf venue in the world,” said Artie Starrs, CEO of Topgolf Entertainment Group.
“Through our various technology platforms, we’ll be able to welcome millions of people around the world into the ‘Home of Golf’.”
A key element of the strategic partnership is the installation of Toptracer Range technology on site at St Andrews Links. The industry-leading ball tracing technology provides golfers with accurate, live shot data that can be used for practice purposes or to compete in challenges and games with friends. Cameras mounted around the facility trace every shot struck to produce an array of data including distance, speed, launch angle, shape and more that is then displayed on a 21-inch monitor in each hitting bay. In addition to a technology experience on site, The Old Course at St Andrews Links is exclusive to Toptracer Range, as the official range technology of St Andrews.
“This is an extremely exciting partnership for St Andrews Links. We have worked closely with Topgolf and the WGT game over the last few years and have been very pleased with the reach that the Old Course has garnered at Toptracer Range properties, and in the digital realm via the support of WGT,” said Danny Campbell, commercial director of St Andrews Links.
“This is a partnership that we see benefiting St Andrews Links and the Old Course not just on site, but also around the world through the multitude of platforms that Topgolf Entertainment Group can offer. In essence, we want to make the experiences of St Andrews accessible to golf fans around the world.”