Driving ranges, simulators and dormant courses coming back to life. Those were the overarching themes of local golf news during 2019.
Sports & Recreation
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Two brothers, graduates of UR and JMU, are bringing an X-Golf franchise to the Chesterfield shopping center. It features simulators, along with food and a full bar.
The nonprofit’s ambitious plan includes modernizing the century-old course to add a driving range and practice areas, a six-hole short course and a 12-hole course, while relying on many of the bones of its original design from 1916.
The company builds bikes for bicycle touring where the rider carries their gear with them on the bike on trips that can span thousands of miles and months of time. The bikes sell for up to $3,500.
Canopy Adventure Park, a ropes course tucked away in the woods of Powhatan just beyond the boundaries of the local golf club, opened in late October.
Thanks in part to a fleet of hungry goats, the restoration of a trail and creek that runs adjacent to the University of Richmond and the Country Club of Virginia is wrapping up.
The owner of a Scott’s Addition bar-arcade has brought another entertainment venue to the neighborhood. Slingshot Social Game Club, a restaurant/bar/gaming venue, opens today at 1304 MacTavish Ave. It’s owned by Robert Lupica, a former Sweet Frog franchisee who also owns The Circuit Arcade Bar a few blocks over at 3121 W. Leigh St. Circuit… Read more »
After nearly 10 years in the Libbie-Grove shopping district, a homegrown yoga studio is rolling up its mat.
Bulldozers are humming amid the pop of tennis balls at the West End country club as it begins the second phase of a planned three-part renovation to its grounds.