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Industry Notes: Friday, February 10, 2023

PopStroke prepares for sixth opening; USGA announces additional U.S. Open exemptions; Motocaddy appoints Mark Kuryak as new president

Trump Turnberry: Announces that its Turnberry Titans fundraising arm raised more than $96,000 for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity in 2022. Their efforts included participation in the 297-mile Kiltwalk, which raised over $25,000.

PopStroke Entertainment Group: To open its PopStroke Tampa/Wesley Chapel location in Lutz, Florida, on Feb. 17. The Tampa location is the sixth PopStroke location and the fifth to open in Florida. Additional locations scheduled to open in the next six months are in Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona, and Delray Beach, Florida. PopStroke is owned by Greg Bartoli, Tiger Woods’ TGR Ventures and TaylorMade Golf Company.

Motocaddy: Appoints Mark Kuryak as its new president and general manager in the Americas to drive sales and raise awareness of the electric golf caddy brand. Motocaddy launched its North American operation in 2019 to offer U.S.-based sales, service and distribution. Kuryak most recently was director of sales of ecommerce and channel strategy for Easton Diamond Sports.

United States Golf Association: Announces that four exemption categories will be added for the U.S. Open, beginning with the 2023 championship at The Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course, June 15-18. One additional exemption will be introduced beginning with the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open, July 6-9 at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The four new exemptions for the U.S. Open are the 2023 Latin America Amateur champion (must still have amateur status); 2023 NCAA Division I men’s individual champion (must still have amateur status); 2022 Korn Ferry Tour season points leader; and the top five players in the 2022-23 FedEx Cup standings as of May 22, 2023, not otherwise exempt. The new exemption category added for the U.S. Women’s Open is the 2023 NCAA Division I women’s individual champion (must still have amateur status).