Here's how a golf club maker — one of many — flourished amid the COVID pandemic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tens of thousands of small businesses have struggled over the past year and a half amid COVID-19 infections and disruptions to the economy. But the pandemic has allowed a Scottsdale-based golf-club manufacturer to tee up its growth prospects.

Parsons Xtreme Golf, or PXG, got a couple favorable breaks from the pandemic.

For starters, golf participation and revenue expanded as