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$817
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33
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 26 2013 9:06 AM UTC +00:00
$817
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 26 2013 9:06 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi Kickstarter,  

We are friends , we are cousins ánd we are dutch. We love to play golf and a couple of years ago , at the 19th hole, we had a splendid idea : The Royaltee

We thought : Why playing with an ordinary and dull golftee while you can be inspired and happy by something so beautiful, elegant and so simple as the Royaltee ?

Everything in golf is well designed except the golftee : the most simple and crucial thing when you want to play the game properly.

Product Development Proces

It started with sketches, the first home-made prototypes, technical drawings, choosing the material (plastic, wood), color, shape of the crown, total design, rules & regulations PGA, finding a manufacturer, checking and testing final prototype, production planning.

one of many sketches
one of many sketches
one of many technical drawings
one of many technical drawings
Design studio in Karel's cellar with first home-made prototypes
Design studio in Karel's cellar with first home-made prototypes
Final design
Final design
Final prototype
Final prototype

The Royaltee is a golftee made of wood and has a golden crown with seven "pearls" on it. Because the ball touches seven points instead of the whole surface of an ordinary golftee there is less friction and the same stability. It is not a gimmick or funproduct the Royaltee is designed according to all international standards. 

Where do we stand ?

At the moment we have the prototype, we tested it and it meets our quality standards. We have already chosen a manufacturer offering the best conditions. When the funding goes well we place the first minimum order of 100.000 Royaltee golftees with an estimated delivery-time of 6-8 weeks. In the meantime we make a decision about the packaging and prepare shipment. We are confident to deliver the rewards before Christmas. 

When the funding goes extremely well we are able to offer special editions of the Royaltee when people come up with ideas or special wishes.

Dear Kickstarters, 

So here is the moment Kickstarters ! to join this project by supporting us getting this prototype into production. Your support is vital to get this magnificent Royaltee available for every golfer in the world. 

The development of a new product from idea to the final product is tough, takes a long time but is a lot of fun and very challenging. Now we have reached the point of sharing it with the world and getting  the Royaltee in every golf bag in the world we cannot wait to start to make this project a success. 

If not, you'll keep on playing with these dull and boring golftees and miss the beauty , inspiration and excitement of another straight hit with a Royaltee.


Thanks for supporting us , bye bye !!!

Karel Labouchere & Otto van Verschuer

Risks and challenges

The risk that we could expect is that we don't receive the product in time as we proposed to the pledgers before Christmas. The prototype looks great and is according to our demands and wishes but it is possible that when the final product is finished that our quality standards are not met. We work with a very reliable manufacturer that has a lot of experience with these projects so we are confident that in case this happens we can solve the problems and hopefully in time. If not we will communicate to all our pledgers very intensively.

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    Friends for ever and you are listed on the website as a very appreciated supporter

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    1 set of 30 Royaltee golftees. Delivered before Christmas.

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    You become an exclusive "Number" of the Royaltee Golf Community and receive 1 set of 30 Royaltees with your own exclusive number. Delivered before Christmas.

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