Inside Columbia


Caddies Indoor Golf Putts Into Town

By Inside Columbia
Caddies Group

Columbia is soon getting a new place to play golf, indoor golf that is. The family-owned entertainment business, Caddies Indoor Golf, is planning a grand opening on Nov. 1. Owners Mark Giboney and Jodie Giboney are overjoyed by the reaction from the community. “We really have received a lot of positive feedback from people of just how neat it is and how they can’t wait to come see it,” Jodie Giboney says.  For this family of golfers, the business idea sparked when Mark Giboney could not get in to practice his swing in Columbia. “So he came home and was like, ‘hey, what do you think about looking into a golf simulator,'” she says. That’s when the research began.

Fast forward a couple of months and Jodie and Mark Giboney have picked a name for their business and begun planning the grand opening party at their new location in the Broadway Shops, located at 1729 W. Broadway, suite 10B. “We are excited because we are going to be business owners and we are excited about doing something to benefit Columbia,” Jodie Giboney says.

While some may swear by outdoor golfing, Caddies will be open all year round using its temperature-controlled environment in a premier indoor golf lounge. “It’s pretty lifelike; you are hitting a real golfball into a high impact screen that calculates everything including your club speed and ball spin,” Mark Giboney says. People will have access to more than 180 courses using state-of-the-art technology by Trackman. Concessions also will be offered for those playing a round, with a number of snack food options, bottled water, soda, sports drinks, beer, wine and spirits available for purchase.

The national company, Top Tracer golf, has been planning to open at Midway Golf and Games, but Mark Giboney says his business will offer a contrasting experience for the community to enjoy. “What we are providing is completely different,” he says. “I am one of those people who can share clientele.”

For more information on the new business, click here.

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