Also revealed were plans for a food joint operated by country music star Zac Brown, and a partnership with Topgolf to create one-of-a-kind suites that carry its next-gen simulator.
Although unproven, golfing consistently for the past two years has given Smith the health benefits he sought, and now, a new motivation.
As part of the $192.5 million overhaul -- the second-largest in NBA history -- the arena is adding Topgolf Swing Suites.
A partnership between the Atlanta Hawks and Topgolf will see golf simulators installed as one of the key features of a redesigned Philips Arena.
Topgolf announced that its second "Swing Suite" will be included in the Atlanta Hawks' Philips Arena renovation plans for the 2018-19 season—the company's first permanent fixture in a major sports arena.