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GreenPlay Project: The Smarter Way to Putt like a Golf Pro

GreenPlay Project: The Smarter Way To Train & Become A Better Putter!

GreenPlay Project: The Smarter Way to Putt like a Golf Pro

GreenPlay Project: The Smarter Way To Train & Become A Better Putter!

$1,541
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
24
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 31 2014 1:01 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 31, 2014

About

Thank you for checking out our GreenPlay project.  The project started just a little bit over a year ago. It all started from one of our creators, Rick Yu's own frustration in the golf learning experience, especially when it comes to putting.  Reading the wrong breaks, deceptive slopes, wrong speed causing longer 2nd putt than the 1st putt had made it really annoying.  Rick then started researching online in hope to find materials that can help him find a way to crack the myth in green reading.  Unfortunately there are much tips and lessons in full swings but hardly any material on reading breaks.

With the backgrounds in Computer Science and Product Marketing, Rick believes how the golf ball rolls on the green is all dictated by science and all can be realized by a digital device with computing capabilities, so he started working with a team of Physics PhDs to come up with a ball-rolling simulation model and it had proven to be working quite well on actual testings on the greens.  In the mean while, a long-time friend of 15 years, Frank Lay had joined the team bringing over 25 years of experience in electrical, mechanical and manufacturing of consumer electronics.  Both of them are real passionate about injecting technology into sporting to help each athlete excel.  The GreenPlay project had hence officially turned from a pet project into a real project that we wish to launch commercially and bring real values in putting improvements to golfers around the world.  

The GreenPlay Project is a golf training aid consists of both hardware and software.  The GreenPlay+ is a small, stylish Bluetooth Smart (BLE) device that the golfers can carry in their pocket during a practice round.  It is designed to be placed on the green pointing at the cup to collect the multi-dimensional slope information about the green.  The GreenPlay+ will then send the data wirelessly to the GreenPlay App on the the golfers' smartphones.  GreenPlay App is an iOS/Android training app that takes the data from the GreenPlay+, together with Green Speed, distance to the hole, distance control, grain variation input by the user, through real-time simulation.  The App will then output putting tips with a suggested Aim Target (aiming left/right, putt long/short) to help the  amateurs visualize how the putt will break and raise the success rate of aiming in the right direction and learn how to putt better.

 The GreenPlay+ was designed to be the intention to be used like a ball marker.  Simply mark the ball's position and collect the slope data while you wait for other players to play.  After series of redesigns and validations, the GreenPlay+ has transformed from using a plastic cover into an alloy body design to deliver the sturdiness on the green with a premium feel in your hand.

 This is how the GreenPlay+ (version 1 in the video) and the GreenPlay App will work together:

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We are soon going to wrap up the development stage in which we have self-funded, but we will need to raise additional funds to set up production lines, purchase materials and conduct all types of regulatory certifications.  We truly appreciate your generous support and taking time to learn about the GreenPlay project.  No support is ever too small and it would be very awesome if you can help spread the word about the GreenPlay to your friends and family!

Risks and challenges

Our software work is 85% to being in production and the only risk and challenge that we foresee in the next few months would be on the mechanical aspect of the GreenPlay+. The GreenPlay+'s body is made of unibody alloy to deliver a supreme feel in the hand and also to sit tightly on the green. The machinery process requires high precision with very little allowable errors. We expect the first few productions will be bumpy. With that in mind, we are doing due diligence in our mechanical design verification and review before we take it to mass production. Also, with our team and suppliers' decades of experiences in taking consumer electronic products to mass production, we have very high confidence to overcome these issues smoothly.

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