BUFFALO, NEW YORK | Looking for a tee time in balmy Buffalo during the winter, where the average annual snowfall is 7 feet, 8 inches?
Look no further than OnCore Buffalo. Similar to the Topgolf driving-range entertainment complexes but promising more bells and whistles, the $30 million facility was announced last month by OnCore Golf Technology CEO Keith Blakely and Buffalo developer Doug Swift.
What is OnCore? The company’s primary business is golf balls. It is the creator of what it bills as the first and only hollow, metal-core golf ball, the MA-1.0, which the USGA has deemed conforming. Pros such as Gary Player, Al Geiberger and trick-shot artist Tania Tare use the ball, according to the Buffalo-based company.
Swift co-founded Buffalo RiverWorks, a bar and restaurant in the area where OnCore Buffalo is proposed to be built. RiverWorks has an outdoor ice rink and an indoor roller derby arena that can also host concerts and mixed martial arts fights.
OnCore Golf and Swift’s relationship started about four years ago. Two ...
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