About Swing Factory

Swing Factory is set to become Australia’s leading golf entertainment, hospitality, and leisure provider, powered by Toptracer Range.

Swing Factory offers a fresh approach to help inspire future generations to the game, not just via growth in participation, but more importantly establishing new and rich pathways via off course golf – which is the largest global growth trend driving the next wave of participation.

Through our partnership with Toptracer Range, we will deliver a much more advanced entertainment-focused product, developed around the game of golf.

The team at Swing Factory comes with more than 80 years of collective professional experience in owning, operating and managing some of Australia’s leading public and privately owned facilities.

We have established a joint venture relationship with partners who also have a track record of success in building and development within the driving range sector.

Swing Factory will announce several locations by December 2023.

Board – Senior Management

David Stevenson
David StevensonChairman
has worked in financial markets since 1996. He initially commenced his career as an equities analyst at FW Holst covering a range of industrial companies and then joined JB Were & Son in 2000 in an advisory role. David joined Evans and Partners in 2007 as a founding partner. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA. He is a director of Woodlands Golf Club.
Nick Hanvin
Nick HanvinExecutive Director
Nick has over 20 years’ experience working across some of Australia’s leading golf businesses, in both the public and private sectors. As a Chartered Accountant with a focus on commercial performance, Nick more recently established Australia’s leading Golf Business Intelligence data company, which services some of the most recognisable names in Australian golf.
Erich Weber
Erich WeberExecutive Director
is one of Australia’s most successful commercial golf management professionals, specialising in hospitality, driving ranges and golf entertainment. For almost a decade, Erich led Moore Park Golf as General Manager. Erich is a 20+ year member of the Australian PGA and has an extensive background working with some of the finest resorts, bars and restaurants, with more than 15 years of experience in these fields.
Nick Cutler
Nick CutlerExecutive Director
has been engaged across the Australian media and marketing landscape for over 25 years. For the last 7+ years he has been at the coalface of the golf media business with Australian Golf Digest, New Zealand Golf Digest and more recently adding the commercial partnership in AUS/NZ for Discovery Golf (PGATour.com). Since acquiring the sales rights for TopTracer Range, Nick has worked with 20+ driving range facilities in Australia & New Zealand, to assist them in transforming their businesses.
Luke Cummings
Luke CummingsExecutive Director
is the Managing Director of Harvest Lane Asset Management, an Australian based fund manager that specialises in M&A and other special situations. Luke has extensive financial markets experience (20+years) having previously worked for a large international fund manager and for one of Australia’s largest commercial banks.
Tim Laforest
Tim LaforestAdvisor
Tim has over 13 years’ experience in corporate, transaction, advisory, board, commercial and legal roles. Commencing his career at top tier Australian law firm King & Wood Mallesons in 2008, Tim also worked in commercial roles at global derivatives market maker, Optiver. Most recently, Tim is the CEO, investor and partner of various early-stage investment vehicles across a broad range of sectors including credit, alternative finance, mining, data security, FMCG’s, medical and property.
Paul Sheehan
Paul SheehanAdvisor
Paul has more than 15 years as a highly successful PGA tour player, having competed on the USPGA, European, Japanese and Australasian tours, achieving 8 tournament wins and reaching the top 100 in world rankings. Since retiring from tournament play, Paul is involved in a number of golf investments, including partner in a leading golf entertainment facility in Victoria and Owner/Founder of Japan’s largest inbound golf tour company.

Development Partners

Caxton Property Developments

Caxton Property Developments is a privately owned, Sydney based, property development company established in 1998.

Their early projects were focused on the industrial sector in the inner west of Sydney. The Group has successfully completed over a dozen projects from small subdivisions to high rise towers on the NSW north coast.

They also developed one of Australia’s leading driving range facilities, Thornleigh Golf Centre and were a partner in the facility until recently selling down their interest to another party. The Caxton Group has a strong track record of delivering quality projects over an extended period. Reputation and longevity are the keys to the group’s success.


Breckenridge has an experienced property development and funds management team with a proven track record, providing investors with quality investment opportunities from an experienced and focused manager and developer.

The team at Breckenridge has a track record of delivering strong risk-adjusted property returns through well timed acquisitions and disposals, as well as the successful implementation of developments and active asset management strategies. Breckenridge employs a researched based disciplined approach to acquisitions and has focused on specific sectors over the past two decades including retail, office, residential and health sectors.