The new mini-golf designed by Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has undoubtedly revolutionized the world of golf in multiple ways

by Andrea Gussoni
The new mini-golf designed by Tiger Woods
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Tiger Woods has undoubtedly revolutionized the world of golf in multiple ways, both on and off the course, but his influence has extended far beyond the professional game with an innovative initiative: designing mini golf courses for the PopStroke chain.

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These mini golf courses stand out from the traditional courses with windmills and smiling clowns. Rather, they are true miniature replicas of a real golf course, where strategy is influenced by the challenges presented by the slopes of the terrain and the position of the bunkers.

This concept makes the game much more similar to a match on a professional golf course, arousing the interest of both experienced golfers and those who have never tried the sport. The undulations, humps and inclines mimic those Tiger Woods faced on the courses where he won numerous tournaments, giving players a taste of the challenges the former world number one has overcome.

PopStroke is not limited to the traditional aesthetic appearance of golf, but also integrates cutting-edge technologies to enhance the overall experience. The courses are equipped with ball tracking systems that automatically record the score and provide real-time feedback on every putt.

This not only adds a competitive and fun element to the game, but also serves as a technical tool to improve putting skills. PopStroke was designed as a family-friendly destination, welcoming people of all ages and ability levels.

The courses are suitable for beginners, but offer enough challenge to keep even experienced golfers engaged. With a fairway-side restaurant and on-course drinks delivery service, this mini golf 2.0 is the ideal setting for engaging groups of friends, families and golf enthusiasts, without requiring a large expanse of land.

The fun and physical nature of putting makes this the perfect place to introduce golf to the city. Who knows, one day we will see a similar initiative in Italy too, offering everyone the opportunity to enjoy a game of golf in an accessible and engaging environment.

Eldrick Tont Woods, known worldwide as Tiger Woods, is an American golfer born in Cypress on December 30, 1975. Tiger Woods is widely recognized as one of the greatest golfers of all time, and his decades-long career has been characterized by extraordinary success.

He won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, setting a record as the player with the most championships in golf history. His dominance was evident in the OWG world rankings, where he occupied the number one position for an incredible total of 683 weeks, of which 281 were consecutive, from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010.

Tiger Woods is the only golfer to win all four modern-era majors in a single year, an incredible feat he achieved between 2000 and 2001. In 2014, he set another record by becoming the first athlete in the world to exceed one billion dollars in earnings, accumulated thanks to his victories and sponsors.

Although he was later surpassed by Michael Jordan, his personal wealth was estimated at $1.8 billion as of 2023, placing him as the second highest-paid athlete of all time. In 2019, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the sport of golf and society at large. Tiger Woods is undoubtedly a living legend of golf and world sport.

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