Golf Themed Kickstarters and Indiegogo Projects:
New up on Kickstarter this week for golfers is Scratch Golf. On Indiegogo, there’s an electric golf bicycle.
The Pitch: This is a golf version of the grade school game where players use a pencil to “shoot” tanks by making scratch marks.
Why I Might Be Interested: It is cute, and for $11 you can get an electronic version that you can print and use as many times as you like.
And on Indiegogo:
The Pitch: An electrically assisted bicycle, the gBike supports a regular golf bag and is designed for use on a course. You can pedal for exercise, and use the electric motor for those uphill challenges.
Why I Might Be Interested: I like bicycling, and this looks like a lot of fun. Further, I think it would be a terrific thing for courses — especially higher-end resort courses — to offer as an alternative to traditional carts or walking. It might even make the game more appealing to the younger crowd. I think four players on these would play much faster than four in carts … unless they are of the over-sized types who make regular carts groan upon entry and exit.
I honestly hope this gets funded. It’s too far for me to get one from New Zealand, but maybe the idea will catch on.
Still in the pipeline from last week:
The Pitch: This is actually two Kickstarters in one. One pledge level is for the SelfieSpinner, a fidget spinner that also can be used as a divot tool, ball marker, club prop, ball liner and more. The other is for the SelfieGolf, a clip that attaches your cell phone to various items so you can take selfies, or video of your swing.
Why I Might Be Interested: First, the Selfie Golf looks like fun. It will probably poke holes in your trousers and leg with those points, but if you keep it in a bag pocket …
The SelfieGolf clip looks better. My current solution is to prop the phone on the bag. The Selfie Golf looks small enough to keep handy at all times.
The Pitch: Mars Open is a tabletop dexterity game where you flick a golf “ball” over various targets to a crater hole box. The project comes with a five specially folded Mars Open Golf Ball Cards, five punchboard standees, two plateau obstacles, one golfer obstacle and a flag pole.
Why I Might Be Interested: I like tabletop games (my other website focuses on gaming). I like golf. The winters and golf off-season here in Michigan are pretty long. A golf-themed tabletop game just might be the thing on a cold and snowy January day. My only concern is that there aren’t enough obstacles included in the package.
The Pitch: HAGGIS is a casual tabletop miniatures game about playing golf in a Dungeons and Dragons style world. Using paper figures (included with the game for you to cut out and assemble) and tabletop terrain that any respectable miniatures gamer already owns, players guide their characters through a danger-fraught round of golf.
Why I Might Be Interested: I’ve been playing miniature wargames (both historical and sci-fi/fantasy) for more than 40 years (as I said above, my other website focuses on gaming) and the idea of having a dragon eat a duffer makes me chuckle. At $12 for a pdf rulebook and figures, the price is right. And although I enjoy painting tiny miniature soldiers, it’s nice that this game just requires some cutting and pasting.
The Pitch: Shoe-Kaddy secures shoes to the ouside of golf and gym bags, keeping them in place, while letting them air out and breathe (which they would not do packed into your bag.).
Why I Might Be Interested: I think the actual use of this might be to keep shoes secure in a travel golf bag. Just strap them on the outside of the bag, and then put the bag into the travel case. I am also thinking that it might be useful for my own gym bag. I’m sure those shoes are not drying out in there.
The Pitch: Nailed golf gloves are targeted at women who want a high quality golf glove that accommodates nails. Apparently, for women golfers, the standard way of dealing with the issue is to clip off the ends of
Why I Might Be Interested: While I obviously don’t need a glove that works with decorative nails, I am totally in favor of products that will make women feel more welcome in golf. Women constitute more than 50% of the population, but less than 20% of the golfers. If women participated in numbers anywhere similar to men, golf’s “declining participation” woes would be over.
Still, this product makes me wonder is there might be a market for fingerless gloves for men. I wear fingerless weight-lifting and driving gloves. At least one manufacturer produces fingerless gloves for fishing.
The Pitch: The Sha’Cup is an all-in-one measuring tool, shaker and glass for cocktails.
Why I Might Be Interested: I enjoy a good cocktail, but for me, mixing them involves measuring tools. I’m not at the point yet in my mixology where I can just pour and count. This would be a quick and less messy way to a nice adult beverage.
The article Golf Kickstarters first appeared on GolfBlogger.Com on November 11, 2017.