"We all grew up on miniature golf,” Hunnicutt said. “You go to the beach and play miniature golf on vacation still today. It’s sort of an iconic, timeless activity.”
That idea grew into Games To Go Nashville, a Franklin-based company that rents games and equipment all over the Middle Tennessee region. In addition to offering a nine-hole miniature golf course, the company offers yard games, including lawn bowling, giant Jenga and cornhole, for hourly and daily rates.
Hunnicutt said when he first brought the business to the Franklin area in 2017, he focused mainly on birthday parties and other celebrations. However, being a member of the Williamson Inc. chamber also inspired him to widen his business to include rentals for local companies wanting to offer games for team outings and events. About two-thirds of Games To Go Nashville’s business has been based on referrals and word of mouth, he said.
Games To Go Nashville also offers games created by Hunnicutt himself including “Yardzee,” an oversized version of Yahtzee, and Soccer Pool, a billiards game using a large court and colored soccer balls.
Hunnicutt said the best part about his company is helping people play and have a good time.
“It’s miniature golf and soccer and yard games, but what my business really does is sell fun,” Hunnicutt said. “I put smiles on people’s faces. I like to tell people I’ve really got the most fun job in the world, because that’s what I do all day.”
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