Element Indoor Golf

Expanding Beyond the Green

"One round of golf, and you'll feel right at home. We are driven to make sure your drive is unstoppable."

- Brad and Laurie

When business partners Bradley Wohlers and Laurie Barger set out to fund their innovative small business idea – the young entrepreneurs faced immediate rejection. “We went through a lot of meetings with SBA lenders, and to be quite frank, we were laughed out of some meetings,” said Wohlers. The Mahtomedi, MN native admits, their idea is different – but it had the potential to disrupt the entertainment market in the East Metro area of the Twin Cities.

The idea developed over time as Wohlers, an accomplished amateur golfer, realized the options for indoor golf practice was limited. Following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a few years in the workforce, the then 26-year-old set out to open a state-of-the-art indoor golf facility. He joined forces with his partner Laurie Barger, a Monticello, MN native with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and another Master’s Degree in Leadership. The pair created a thorough business plan, developed accurate financial projections and sought funding – eventually meeting 21st Century Bank’s Blair Oklobzija.

When Element Indoor Golf wanted to expand their kitchen to offer more food options, they once again turned to 21st Century Bank where they were able to get a 7a small business loan to grow their kitchen and their business.

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Read more of Brad and Laurie’s story 

Brad and Laurie on focused on providing their vision to provide a superior year-round golf experience.

Their goal is that Element Indoor Golf will be the best asset that passionate golfers own every season of the year, and we’re committed to providing a fun environment where our customers are comfortable and excited to practice or talk about the sport they love, day in and day out.
For hours and booking visit: elementindoorgolf.com

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