I recently had the opportunity to move from TopGolf Dallas (8787 Park Lane), my home of 4.5 years, to the TopGolf headquarters office at 1717 McKinney Avenue. I've been here about a month, and the question I'm asked almost daily is, "Do you miss being at the site?" Short answer: Heck yes I do!
What's not to miss? Guest interaction is so much fun for me. When I needed a break from my daily routine, I would head up to the front desk to answer phones and provide game explanations. I've also been able to develop great relationships with our monthly members, and I still chat with some of them on a frequent basis.
And then there are the Associates. TopGolf Dallas has an amazing team from top to bottom, and I've gotten to know and become friends with many of them throughout the years. I will miss seeing those faces five days a week, but I am fortunate that I can drop by any time to say hi.
But you know, 1717 has its perks too. Now I can enjoy exploring downtown for lunch. The view from my 1717 desk isn't too shabby either; I've always loved the Dallas skyline.
My conversations now are less about the day-to-day of Dallas memberships and more about the future of the TopGolf membership program; I am so excited to be leading this endeavor for TopGolf! I also love that when I ask a colleague where they want to meet, they may respond, "The bean bag room," or "Let's chat over a game of darts." I've only taken advantage of the pool table once so far, and it continues to taunt me every day. True to TopGolf form, this office is innovative and screams fun!
The environment here at 1717 is a much calmer one than at the site (very conducive for getting work done), except. of course. when someone gets ahold of Jericho's vuvuzela horn or when Santa finds his way into the break area for a holiday in July celebration. The move has also given me the opportunity to build new relationships with people I've only email-communicated with before, and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of my 1717 cohorts!
If by some strange, not altogether terrible, twist of fate I end up back at 8787, and someone were to ask me, "Do you miss being at headquarters?" my answer would be short: Heck yes I do!