Here’s an interesting idea that’s up on KickStarter right now. It’s a set of clubs that uses couplers to switch clubheads between a two-piece shaft. With this, a whole set of clubs can be condensed into a backpack. It seems perfect for travel or for city dwellers or college students with limited space.
My first concern would be that these clubs do not perform as well as a “regular” set. The company’s testing, however, seems to suggest that they hold up against “three leading brands.”
The other is how using these works on the course. Do you just put the pack in the cart? If so, how does it attach? Or is it designed to fit in the basket? If that’s the case, where do you store your beer? For walkers like myself, I suppose that I would slip on the backpack as I go between shots. But that means slipping off the pack, opening the zip cover, putting the old head away, putting the new one on … I’d have to see how it all plays out.
For what it’s worth, Rick Smith likes the idea:
“Whether you travel by subway, bike or sports car, DV8 Sports makes it easier to have your clubs with you, ready to use at any opportunity. That’s important, because the more you practice and play, the better golfer you’ll become and the more fun you’ll have.”
– Rick Smith PGA Tour Instructor
If it all works as advertised, and if there is an answer for the on-course transport and usage questions, I would love to have a set of these.