staying loose while staying safe
"make the best of any situation"
"glass half full"
"done is better than perfect"
i'm an optimist. drove my dad crazy. i understood his cynicism though, given that he was born just ahead of the great depression and lived through WWII. his rants about all that was wrong with the world instilled in me a sense of rebellion, "no dad - you're wrong. we just have to do this, or do that, i know it'll work, stop being so negative!...you'll see." bold words from a 12 year-old. his 'reverse psychology' tactics worked (i'd like to think that was the case vs him actually being THAT jaded). either way, his attitude challenged me to 'use my noodle' (one of Dad's fav. go-to parental nuggets of wisdom!) and be motivated every single day. i'd like to think that he was proud of some new thing i'd accomplished on my own.
our golflondon swing studio is no exception.
despite the challenges and economic risk faced by small businesses these past couple of years, i kept faith that the work ethic and self-belief that both of my parents instilled in me would pay off. so in 2020, together with IRON CREEK GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB i launched a junior golf program. it was attended by over 40 families that first year. later, in the fall of 2020, PEARCE WILLIAMS CAMP was faced with insolvency due to the lock-down. with their help we created a fundraiser based on an idea as crazy as it sounded: a guy driving a golf ball FORTY-TWO THOUSAND YARDS from the 1st tee at Iron Creek to the front gate of Pearce Williams Camp. well, with the help of a few friends we raised just over $6300 over the two weeks leading up to the tee-off. (see link at end of blog)
so, back to the indoor swing studio.
it took several months of renovations, some EXPERT professional help (the MUD MAN Chris Wheatley!), dozens of trips to HOMEDEPOT (thanks for the discounts!) and CT, no little investment of both time and money (AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM, LIGHTING, FLIGHT MONITOR etc) and a whole new level of ingenuity my dad would have said was "kraaayzee" (thick German accent) but we did it:
our new golflondon INDOOR SWING STUDIO is opening again now for our THIRD SEASON and it's AWESOME...!
call, text or email me here at 519-870-1562 or email@example.com to schedule a visit. see it for yourself and don't forget your golf shoes!