David Smith opened Go Putt!! Miniature Golf in Lone Tree in August of 2001.
My wife and I run Go Putt!! Miniature Golf in Lone Tree.
We have been here since August of 2001. I call it my two-acre garden on steroids, primarily because I do everything. If it needs to be cut, fixed, whatever, that's what I do, so I'm kind of a Dave of all trades.
When I'm not working ...
I'm sleeping. I'm either sleeping or at a city council meeting, and that doesn't mean they are distinctly different things, but don't tell the council that.
This is pretty much an all-day, everyday kind of a job, because when you're not here doing stuff there's … any businessman knows that there's always paperwork, reports, and things that have to be done, so this is an all-consuming kind of thing. We really don't have extra time.
That would be the hardest question for me to answer, because I don't really know. If I did, I wouldn't have the time to pursue it, so I suppose my passion is to make this the best and the most fun experience that anybody can have when they want to enjoy the outside.
Reward of owning business is …
Smiles on faces. Seeing kids grow up over the last 16 years that we've been here. The most rewarding to us is seeing families enjoy each other. There are very few places you can go where your kids can scream and carry on and nobody really cares other than some place like this.
Seeing families enjoy themselves. That's why we built this. There wasn't anything around here like this, so we wanted to make sure there was a fun and safe place for people to go. We've done a pretty good job over the years.