SmartClaw Unbreakable Golf Tee - Lifetime Guarantee
Using simple, yet effective physics as a guide, the uniquely designed golf tee is unlike any tee you've ever seen.
The idea started when I was complaining about how boring golf tees were and how compared to the rest of the golf products in the market, the tee has been mostly left behind from a functional and stylistic point of view. Additionally, tees are notorious for breaking which creates an unsound sustainability situation with the litter/waste it leaves on the tee boxes. Also, you typically run out of golf tees in the middle of the round which is quite annoying as you're then left to borrowing a tee from one of your fellow players or you are looking around tee boxes for tees. Lastly, I also looked at what could be done to a tee that creates less resistance to the golf club when coming in contact with the ball. So with the understanding that I wanted a more stylish tee that would never break and remove some of the resistance a standard tee creates, this is the first version I came up with.
Once I did come up with the final design, I hired a plastics firm to design prototypes and the version in the video is the initial version we are going with. There most likely will be other versions but this is going to be the first one.
This Kickstarter project will fund a variety of required startup costs and provide a vital role in the successful launch of the "SmartClaw" Unbreakable Golf Tee. First line of expenses that will be paid are the tooling charges for the tee molds and a portion of the first runs that will be shipped to all individuals that support this effort! Molds are very expensive and will cost around $7,000 per mold. The first runs costs will easily hit the $3,000 mark which as you can see will be paid for if I meet the fundraising goal of $10,000. Any remaining funds will pay for for a portion of the attorney fees for filing several patents and trademarks to maintain protection for the long term success of the product.
Below is the timing for purchasing tooling then production and finally delivery to you!
Tooling Purchase and delivery - 8 Weeks
Production - 2 Weeks
Delivery - 1 Week
Thus following the successful end of this project, 11 weeks later you will have your own personal SmartClaw!!
Risks and challenges
This project actually is not that difficult once tooling has been paid for as well as part of the first run of product. Thus, if my goals of funding are met, I'm very confident you can be sure that you will receive your product within the time frame provided. The only potential challenge that could occur is that the company providing the tooling delay (tee molds) delivery past it's usual 60 days turnaround time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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