FISHERS, Ind. (WTHR) — Topgolf in Fishers was ordered to close just one day after reopening.
13News has learned that the Indiana State Excise issued the order to cease operations. They were acting on behalf of the State Department of Health.
13News was at Topgolf when it showed safety measures it was taking to meet guidelines.
"We're 6-foot social distancing, we've got signs all throughout the venue, restrooms and elevators. We've put dividers in our bays between each table, in between the club holders," said Dave Lingafelter, the director of Operations for Topgolf Fishers. "We're doing health and safety checks on our associates as they come in. Things such as checking temperatures and asking health safety questions to ensure they're ready to come back to work, as well as masks and gloves on our workers.”
It also cut the total capacity in half.
"[Maximum capacity] is usually close to 1,400 people, and we'll be 612 this week — 204 guests per floor," Lingafelter says.
Still, the State Health Department ordered the closure.
Topgolf issued a response to 13News on the closure:
Topgolf Fishers reopened its doors on May 18 after careful planning around the safety and health of the community and after reviewing our Commitment to Play Safely with local health authorities. Our decision was guided by the State of Indiana’s Phase 2 reopening criteria, which included the reopening of restaurants and golf-related activities. However, questions have since been raised regarding Topgolf‘s ability to open under current state reopening guidelines. As we work through these questions with state and local officials, and because of our commitment to be compliant with all local and state mandated reopening guidelines, we have temporarily closed Topgolf Fishers. As soon as we have the green light from state authorities, we look forward to reopening with the same safety measures that allowed our Guests to play confidently at Topgolf earlier this week.