A few years ago, we made the conscious decision as a family to spend money on experiences instead of gifts for my father for Christmas. That simple decision has led to memories made over paintball matches, escape rooms, and a family outing to Topgolf.
Even if you're just a casual golfer, Topgolf is a really fun and unique experience for everyone involved, and fits all skill levels, and now college football stadiums are getting in on the action.
Oklahoma and Georgia both announced today that the Topgolf Live Stadium Tour is coming to each campus.
Those that buy tickets will get a unique opportunity to tee up balls inside the stadium, aiming at glowing targets placed on the field 60 to 140 yards out from a seating area inside of the stadium. Technology will trace the path and landing zones of the golf balls and score every shot in real-time as part of an interactive in-stadium experience.
Sounds like a blast, right?
At their brick-and-mortar locations, the targets are fixed to the ground and a variety of game modes are available, but this adjusted approach is a really cool way to take the experience and make it available to fans at places like historic football stadiums.
Georgia athletic director Josh Brooks shared the following in the school's statement:
"We are excited to offer a brand new experience within the confines of our iconic Sanford Stadium. We have been working on ideas for people to enjoy and experience everything that Athens and our facilities offer, and we believe this is a big step towards doing just that. Similar to the first-ever concert we had in Sanford with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in 2013, this is another opportunity for us to showcase a stadium that we believe is second to none."
In order to play Topgolf at Oklahoma or Georgia, people will need to get reserve a one-hour tee time. Tickets are available for between $65 - $80 for adults and $40 for students with a premium ticket option for $145 at each stadium that include drink tickets, discounts on team gear, and some other Topgolf incentives.
Both the release from Georgia and Oklahoma share that "NCAA rules prohibit brining a high school aged non-family member as a guest" in an effort to avoid recruiting violations with the February National Signing Day taking place next week.
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