Phase one of a mini golf attraction
Never mind that you have to install it all 6,000 miles from the shop
By Dan Sawatzky
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015
Almost five years ago a fellow from Trinidad disembarked from a cruise ship in Vancouver, British Columbia, flagged a taxi, jumped in and told the driver to take him to the very best miniature golf course in the land. Over the course of the next couple of hours they stopped at various facilities.
Each time they stopped, though, he did not find what he was looking for. He wanted higher quality. He spoke to the owners of each facility and asked directions to the next, hopefully better one. At their second to last stop the owner told him of a miniature golf course that was another hour down the road. He also offered some advice. He said, “The fellow who did the facility was good but also very, very expensive.”
By coincidence I had done some preliminary design for that fellow but my chance of doing some work for him had ended abruptly when we started talking about what it would cost to build. I wasn’t willing to compromise in price nor quality and so we had parted ways. Had I done less than we were capable of, the fellow from Trinidad may have ended his search in Canada. I may well have missed the opportunity now at hand.