Business could help improve golf game and create opportunities for junior golfers
A once in 100 year pandemic and crippling supply chain issues couldn't derail a dream of opening a business. Both packed a punch, but the owners of The Bunker and Double Bogey's persevered.
Sunday, April 10th 2022, 7:45 PM EDT
A once in 100 year pandemic and crippling supply chain issues couldn't derail a dream of opening a business.
Both packed a punch, but the owners of The Bunker and Double Bogey's persevered.
Sunday they held a grand opening on a business that fills a need in our valley after the Creekside Golf Dome in Girard collapsed four years ago.
A ribbon cutting outside, "The Bunker," and took place at the Southern Park Mall overlooking DeBartolo Commons.
The owner of the Bunker tells us there's something for everyone from the serious golfers, to folks who want to enjoy some fun and entertainment, or grab a drink and bite to eat.
"We have so many local gold courses. It's a gold rich community we haven't had an indoor home of golf here since I've been young," said Owner of The Bunker Jonah Karzmer.
"My hopes are that with year around indoor ability to grow, the valley will see an increase in the number of Junior Golfers playing in high school and college over the next five to ten years.
Anthony Fusillo and his friend who play in a golf league got in some practice time for the summer season.
"You can get a group of guys, your family come out and hit some golf balls, practice and have a nice meal. The atmosphere is just perfect," Fusillo said.
There are state of the art digital golf simulators, a putting green and netted driving range.
Ben Curtis who played on on the PGA tour, and won the British open brought with him a replica of one of the most famous golf trophies the Claret Jug from the 2003 Open Championship.
Curtis will be teaching students a few days a week.
"If your really serious about taking your game to the next level, play college or high school or an event to improve your game your game as an amateur at your local club for events they have in the summer, this is a great opportunity to come and work on your game year around," Curtis said.