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Topgolf would better Fort Worth’s handicap

THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Maybe you’ve been on the back nine and haven’t heard, but Fort Worth is getting its own Topgolf.

The driving range/lounge/bar/meeting space has been a popular destination at its other North Texas locations, and the one in Fort Worth will be a “strong entertainment and tourism draw,” Robert Sturns, the city’s acting economic development director, told the Star-Telegram.

Fort Worth’s Topgolf and all its microchipped golfball glory will be on the outskirts of downtown, at the southeast corner of the intersection of Interstate 35W and Texas 121. Construction is slated for the fall.

That area could use a “tourism draw,” and a Topgolf would most likely boost businesses surrounding the venue.

In other locations, Topgolf has the ability to get avid, fair-weather nongolfers together to spend evenings at the venue munching on food or sipping on cocktails in its climate-controlled bays.

The Fort Worth location will most likely be the same, and we can’t wait to have Topgolf help that area get out of the sand trap.

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