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Intersection Goes Golfing


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The 220 yard driving range is surrounded by 200 ft high netting. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

For years the city of Orlando’s been associated with the names of golfing legends like Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.

Now, multi level driving ranges are springing up in Orlando, aiming to attract a range of customers from pros to novices, with arcade game style challenges, and other amenities.

Last year TopGolf Orlando opened near I-Drive. And last week, Drive Shack opened a three level driving range on the outskirts of the booming Lake Nona area. Intersection takes a tour with Sales and Marketing Director Robert Morris.

And we check in with economic analyst Hank Fishkind about the growth of Lake Nona.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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