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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 during 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' and be creative every single day. the glimpse of pride on his face was revealing as it usually coincided with some new thing i'd accomplished.


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 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 hte 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 driving balls with me we raised just over $6300 over the two weeks leading up to the tee-off.


so, back to the indoor swing studio.


it took about a month of renovations, some EXPERT professional labour (the MUD MAN Chris Wheatley!), a dozen trips to HOMEDEPOT (thanks for the discounts!), not 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 'crazy' and 'unbelievable' in the best sense of the phrase, but we did it:


our new golflondon SWING STUDIO is NOW OPEN for YOU and it's AWESOME...!

call, text or email me here at 519-870-1562 or johann@golflondon.ca to schedule a visit. see it for yourself and don't forget your golf shoes!


https://ironcreek.ca/

https://london.ctvnews.ca/driving-fore-dollars-to-raise-funds-for-shuttered-summer-camp-1.5075130