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Discover the science of playtime at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel

When was the last time you played, just played, for no particular reason? ‘Play’, the dictionary tells us, is ‘activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children’, but play should not be only reserved for the young, especially in 2021. In a world still gripped by the pandemic, even in such a protected bubble as the UAE, I wonder if perhaps play has ever been more important? Take for example the words of Cale D. Magnuson and Lynn Barnett from the Department of Recreation, Sport, and Tourism University of Illinois…

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The Stinger Report: Social Entertainment Goes Golfing – part 2

In The Stinger Report #1072 – This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Continuing the exclusive review of the impact that mini-golf’s new-found popularity is having on the international social entertainment scene, with revenues exceeding $1billion. 2. Some of the perfusion of the UK’s new social entertainment mini-golf offerings are covered, such as Swingers, Junkyard Golf Club, and Urban Putt. But also, not forgetting the US interest in the growth of social mini-golf, with venues chains such as Putters and Gutters and Urban Putt. 3. This feature also reveals developments…

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The Stinger Report 1071

The Stinger Report: Social Entertainment Goes Golfing – part 1

In The Stinger Report #1071 – This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Charting the re-emergence in popularity of mini-golf, this feature takes a far-reaching look at the Gamification of the traditional attraction, deploying new technology. 2. Looking at how the concept of Topgolf has played its part in influencing the migration to Gamified mini-golf from the likes of Puttshack, Creative Works, Puttery and Holey Moley, to name but a few. 3. New investment has been driven into looking at the opportunity of social entertainment with a mini-golf flavor, seeing…

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