I never ceased to be amazed by the creativity — and dreams — of the people who post their projects on Kickstarter. Here are four Kickstarters for golf and golf lifestyle related products I spotted this week:
The Pitch: It’s a golf themed scrabble variant. Players compete to finish holes by forming words from a pool of tiles. Each hole has a “par” — the number of tiles each player must use to form as few words as possible. Use all your letters and record a good number. Use fewer and take a penalty.
Why I Might Be Interested: I love tabletop games. I love words. I love golf. It’s a match made in heaven.
The Pitch: It’s like beerpong, but with putters! Putterball consists of an eleven foot mat (when unfolded) made of high density foam with six holes on either end. Teams take turns taking strokes, and each time a putt is made, the hole is removed from play with a cover. Additional beerpong rules can be added at will.The Kickstarter includes the mat, two putters, two golf balls and twelve hole putters.
Why I Might Be Interested: Putting is my favorite part of the game of golf. That probably has to do with all the rounds of miniature golf my parents took my brother and me to when we were kids.
The Pitch: Designed to be 100% waterproof, the Sunshine Showers golf bag is constructed from 2000 mm waterproof fabric and has heat welded seams, thermo sealed nylon coated zips and a waterproof rain hood. It’s got 14 full length dividers and nine pockets.
Why I Might Be Interested: Whenever I play in the rain, I manage to stay dry with my Gore-Tex gear. Stuff in my bag, however, gets soaked — even the spare towels in the bag. It never hurts to be prepared.
The Pitch: This stylish bag is designed for the serious road warrior. It has padded, pivoting straps for comfort, a supportive pivoting hip belt, and quickly converts from a backpack to duffel to briefcase. bag. Hidden internal compression straps keep everything in place. There’s also a 17 inch padded laptop sleeve, passport pocket, a hidden internal pocket, an oversize water bottle pocket with tripod tie-down and an external battery pocket with cable pass through. It meets current allowable carry-on sizes, and is compatible with TSA luggage locks.
Why I Might Be Interested: It looks like the perfect piece of gear for a weekend trip — whether up to the cottage in the north country or a short flight to points south.