New crowdfunded golf projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this week include a golf tricycle, a mobile golf simulator, a golf documentary and a golf target game
The Pitch: It is a specialized bike designed for use on the golf course. The inventor, Yaguang Wang, offers it as a compromise between walking — which he finds fatiguing — and riding a cart, which offers no exercise.
Why I Might Be Interested: It would be fun.
Why I’m Holding Back: I’m not sure how many clubs would allow this on their course.
The Pitch: Building on the World Golf Tour app by TopGolf, the Phigolf simulator uses a sensor that fits on either a club or on the included swing trainer. The sensor connects with WGT so you can play different courses.
Why I Might Be Interested: I like the idea of a really portable golf game/simulator
Why I’m Holding Back: After you fork over money for the Kickstarter, you still have subscription fees to deal with.
The Pitch: The film documents the progress of the Youth Golf Initiative In Liberia program, which offers a free, open-door, state-of-the-art golf program to the youth of that often troubled country. The founders hope that the film will “unleash a wave of similar initiatives.”
Why I Might Be Interested: It’s an inspiring story
Why I’m Holding back: There are just so many worthy golf-related causes at this moment.
The Pitch: Using the well-known Birdie Balls, Target golf offers a portable course and unique scoring system that lets you play a round in under an hour.
Why I Might Be Interested: I need more practice
Why I’m Holding Back: It’s too expensive for my budget.