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Industry expert keeps you up-to-date on immersive entertainment

The Stinger Report: The Roadmap Ahead for Entertainment | Part  2 | # 1046 Kevin Williams Report Skinny In this report we look at new tech which allows Video Conference Attraction a Chance to Shine, along with new information revealing the Legacy of The VOID and beyond, with projects launched influenced by the VR poster boy. All this and Continued LBE VR Investment revealed from across the market, and how Amusement’s COVID Response manifests with new hardware development to combat the problems. Main Report Continuing the observations of the virtual trade…

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Luxury golf resort to become retirement ‘leisure community’

Crown Golf Property, working in partnership with Bristol-based property developer and investor Sequoia Real Estate, has submitted a planning application to Cornwall Council for a major retirement village development at the 450-acre St Mellion Estate property. The owners are looking to transform the golfing hotel into a new ‘multi-generational leisure resort’ as it bids to become a real estate development and leisure operating platform. As a result, Crown Golf has now disposed of the non-core golf clubs in its portfolio. The plan for St Mellion Estate property would see a…

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TopGolf restaurant, Brandon, Florida. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Golf theme unites dining with equipment in unusual merger

The all-stock merger creates a multi-branded golf powerhouse and gives Topgolf a valuation of nearly $2.5 billion. Topgolf, the fast-growing food-and-golf concept, will merge with the golf products maker Callaway in an all-stock transaction that values the chain at $2.5 billion, the companies announced on Tuesday. The unusual combination brings together an eatertainment concept with an equipment company in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of both brands. Callaway already owns 14% of Topgolf. Shareholders of the chain, other than Callaway, will receive 90 million shares of Topgolf, giving…

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