In January 2012, Associates (others may refer to us as 'staff') from all three UK TopGolf centres came together for the TopGolf Star Awards; one big presentation and party evening, A-list treatment, Vegas style!!
Now while it was one big party, the night was also an opportunity for TopGolf to thank each and every Associate for helping to build the 'TopGolf Community', while also giving praise to those that had worked so passionately over the last 12 months. A wealth of awards were given out to Associates for their leadership, service standards and team playing qualities. But, there were three special people that stole the show, and it was the overwhelming and heart-warming surprise on their faces that proved why this night was all worthwhile!
Viv Culverhouse (Watford), Ollie Aitken (Surrey) and Jack Ireland (Chigwell), in recognition for their performance, were given a cushion and a map, oh and a British Airways ticket to the USA! And so a few weeks ago the trio embarked on a TopGolf US trip, and they had the time of their lives!!
Visiting Allen, Dallas and Chicago, they got to see how significant the growth of TopGolf had become. A little over 12 years ago a centre in Watford was built on the premise of a 21st century driving range, fast forward to today and there are seven state-of-the-art entertainment centres, with two more opening later this year!
The experience was one they will never forget. From the learning they gained watching the US sites in action, meeting some truly amazing people, the great food and drink they had in both Dallas and downtown Chicago, and the famous 'American entertainment' such as the baseball game and lively bars.
As I write this I can't help but remember a conversation with my CFO½ "TopGolf captures you from the very first moment you arrive, it becomes part of your DNA". Well as I enter my 7th year at TopGolf that comment couldn't be any truer.
I'll end with a quote from Viv: "I am very proud to be a part of TopGolf and wish everyone the best of luck for next year because it could be you!!!! Thanks x"
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