I like to think of myself as an idea person. My brain is always working and I always seem to be thinking of good ideas (at least their good ideas in my mind). Problem is, I never act on developing my ideas and that’s where I fail. I probably have a list of about 100 or more ideas from over the years that I think are just amazing.
One of my favorite websites to look at is Kickstarter. I have the app on my phone and scroll through it several times per week. Being the golf nut that I am, a lot of the ideas I come up with are golf products and services that I think would help the golfing world. Typically when I look on Kickstarter I start with searching for golf specific ideas to see what’s out there.
Kickstarter is mostly thought of as the top crowd funding site for technology, art, music and food products. But occasionally there are some decent golf products listed. Two come to mind recently that have successfully funded. First, the Revolution Magnetic Golf Tee and Happy Golf Starts Here all made their funding goal and you’ll probably see them come to market very soon. If you’ve never checked out Kickstarter before, I recommend you head on over there and see what’s out there. If you’re an idea person, doesn’t have to be only golf, you can find a lot of cool things.
Here are the four best golf products on their right now that I picked out today:
Currently 41% funded of $5,500 goal with 21 days to go
Noochie Golf is simply an interchangeable miniature golf game for your home or office. I like this product
because I can see me and my sone playing this game in the backyard. Noochie Golf has been in production for just over a year now and it they plan on using their pledge money to jumpstart production and fill inventory.
You can pledge anything from $1 up to $75. Noochie Golf is based out of Phoenix, AZ and You can find them on Twitter, @NoochieGolf.
Currently 3% funded of $4,000 goal with 6 days to go.
There’s several similar products like this on the market today, but I have not seen one that holds your cigar, acts as a divot repair tool and then retrieves your lost balls in the lake. It really has more than anything in one functional golf tool I have seen on the market. On top of that, it comes in three colors; black, red and pink. They’ll use the money to improve packaging and develop a flag assembly kit.
You can pledge anything from $5 to $150. VersaGolfer is based out of Indianapolis, IN and you can visit their website at VersaGolfer.com.
Currently 2% funded of $5,000 goal with 17 days to go.
The Money Putt might come across as something of a novelty golf product, but after further looking into
this it might actually be a fun game to play with your buddies on the putting green. It’s basically a money printed golf ball that comes with rules on how to play the game. It also comes with scorecards so you can keep the score with your friends. They will use the money to complete the packaging and then fill orders and inventory with the rest.
You can pledge anything from $2 to $100. Money Putt is located in Scottsdale, AZ and you visit their website at Money-Putt.com.
Currently 4% funded of $20,000 goal with 19 days to go
Okay so these types of products have been popping up everything lately with their own little twist involved. I did a Tee Claw review recently and I can honestly say it was a cool product to use on the range. The Tether-Tee is similar to the Tee Claw in functionality but this product actually has a plastic tee tethered to the cord which you can reuse over and over again. It also comes with a divot repair tool that you can use on the green and stick in the ground on the tee box.
Tether-Tee is offering one pledge amount in the amount of $15. I could not find a website or Twitter account for this company.
So what do you think? These four are most likely not going to make their funding goals. They have less than three weeks to go and all three of the four are below 5% of their goal, so they need to get on it. Noochie Golf might get there as they are almost halfway there. The thing with Kickstarter is you must get your funding goal or you get no money at all.