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Shout About London

Dec 15, 2017

Indoor crazy golf courses are no longer a novelty. They’ve popped up in Hackney, Stratford, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Stokey, Battersea, even Canary Wharf.

But who leads the market? And why?

Swingers Co-founder, Matt Grech-Smith, joins Shout About to talk about their journey from a warehouse punt, to the peak of a burgeoning trend. Also, hear some exciting details on their new West London site, due to open March 2018.

00:30 Recap of last weeks episode

02:00 What happens in London last week

09:00 This weeks theme: Swingers

11:00 Introducing Matt from Swingers

12:18 Matts background and growing a student brand

15:04 How that lead to Crazy Golf and the original pop up

16:25 The Institute of Competitive Socialising

17:15 The first site and getting people there

20:30 Initial funding

22:07 The name

23:12 Becoming a permanent venue

25:30 The style of the venue

27:40 Biggest challenges

30:25 Successes

32:00 Getting the right staff

34:25 Costs times and dates

35:47 An in depth description of the new venue opening in March 2018

43:55 Who entertains the entertainers

46:55 Social Media for Swingers

48:10 Recap of Matt from Swingers

50:50 The Weekly Shout

56:34 The Weekly Thank You’s

57:00 Social Media

You can reach the guests here


Venues mentioned:

The Bedford Live

Talent Banq

Long Arm Brewery

Shuffle Club

Bull in a China Shop

Ballie Ballerson

Pug L’chateux

Zap Space

100 Wardour Street

Shuffle Club

The Delaunay


Bob Bob Richard

Bob Bob Exchange

Mr Foggs Residence

Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square

Christmas Canopy Market

Mike end vintage store

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

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