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The Golf Farm

A 21st Century golf driving range consisting of Eight (8) individually designed practice stations to help master specialty shots

The Golf Farm

A 21st Century golf driving range consisting of Eight (8) individually designed practice stations to help master specialty shots

$1,250
pledged of $380,000pledged of $380,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 17 2017 9:31 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 17, 2017

About


8 Strategically Located Practice Stations
8 Strategically Located Practice Stations

1 Sand Bunkers Station                   2 Putting Green & Chipping Station

3 Fairway Bunkers Station       4 Fades, Long Drives, & Draws Stations 

5 Uneven Lies Station                       6 Flop Shot & Stinger Shot Station

7 Deep Rough Station                                        8 Water Hazard Station

---------------------- WHAT IS THE GOLFARM? ----------------------  

The Problem: There exists today very few places for one to actually practice tough golf shots routinely missed during a normal round of golf.  

The Solution: The Golfarm  

  • A Twenty First Century Prototype for future Golf Driving Ranges.  
  • Eight (8) unique practice stations in one location   
  • UNLIMITED practice balls provided to help engrain Muscle Memory for different golf swings o All for about the cost of an average bucket of balls at current golf ranges.   

1 Sand Bunkers Station 

 Practice until you can replicate that familiar “thump” required to escape the sand.

2 Putting Green & Chipping Station

 Practice on large Chipping & Putting Greens that rival those found anywhere.

3 Fairway Bunkers Station

 Practice the proper adjustments required to escape Fairway Bunkers

4 Fades, Long Drives, & Draws Station

 Practice on gently curving fairways that promote the execution of fades and draws and eliminates the need for “Muligans”

5 Uneven Lies Station

Practice appropriate techniques to execute Downhill & Uphill Uneven Lies at will.

6 Flop Shot & Stinger Shot

 Practice to finesse Flop Shots and Stinger Shots over obstacles and under low hanging branches

7 Deep Rough Station

 Make better contact and get better results escaping Deep Rough

8 Water Hazards Station

 Practice until you no longer fear approach shots over water to “Island” greens.

Practice makes perfect, and now you can practice all day long. With UNLIMITED practice balls at the Golfarm you no longer have to commandeer weird places to practice those great swing tips provided by the Golf Channel and other Internet golfing sites.  

So Golfers, this means you should now be able to:  

  • Allow your backyard grass to regrow in your old favorite chipping spots 
  • Return control of your living room back to your significant other 
  • Move your cars back into the garage 
  • Practice those great Golf Channel swing tips in the proper environment 

The Golfarm

  • Spend all day at one specific Station or create practice schedules for all 8 Stations 
  • Come to the Golfarm to help “Grow the Game” 
  • Come to the Golfarm . . . Come grow your swing!

 

------------------------------------- FUNDING ------------------------------  

Projected Costs  

What is the budget for the Golfarm?  

  • Summary: The total Kickstarter Project funding request is $380,000. (As noted below, incremental costs above and beyond the $380,000 amount, up to a maximum of $60,000, will be borne by the owner.)  
  • Expense Projections: The major expense components consist of:

Expense Projections: 

  • Property Purchase / Closing                                       $ 181,500 
  • Practice Station Construction                                     $ 180,450 
  • Startup Equipment & Supplies                                    $   78,050 

                                         Total Project:                              $ 440,000

                                         Owner Investment:                    ($ 60,000)

                              Project Funding Requirements:        $ 380,000 

 As expected, property acquisition will be the largest expense of the project. Numerous NE Ohio locations have been identified and tracked for possible purchase over the last 3 years. Also, to ensure a timely implementation after funding, costs and quotes for every required item and component of the project have been continually updated and monitored. As a result, we expect to find more cost effective suppliers as the project progresses, for determining the final ceiling on our funding. 

 Since this is an open source project, we plan to disclose all participating manufacturers, invoices, and other expenses incurred along the way. We'd also love any insight more experienced backers may have regarding lowering the costs, and risks of a project of this nature.   

------------------------------------ TIMELINE -----------------------------  

Timeline projections take into account construction limitations of NE Winter months (December – March)

 Golfarm Announced / Funded:  

  • Kickstarter 30 Day funding period announced
  • Project Fulfillment, progress communications, updates 
  • Project Announcement / Pitch plans 

Golfarm Launch: 

  • Pledge management / Attorney, Realtor Contact 
  • Backer Communications Update 

 Golfarm Property Acquired: 

  • NE Ohio Winter Months (Dec – Apr) used to finalize property location and purchase 
  • Backer Communications Update 

Golfarm Practice Stations Developed: 

  • Vendors Acquired 
  • Backer Communications Update 

 Golfarm Grand Opening: 

  • Soft Launch, Design Testing
  • Announce public opening ceremony 

Risks and challenges

---------------------- RISKS AND CHALLENGES ----------------------

As with any business project of this nature there are risk factors to consider. Although the perception of risk is subjective, our detailed business plan attempted to identify and eliminate unforeseen risks. All attempts will be made to eliminate the noted risks by ensuring qualifications of hired staff, professional consultants, and continuous marketing assessments.

• Location: Of course with any business venture of this nature, location is of utmost importance. We have, however, spent a significant amount of time working with our Realtor to track and monitor the status of properties in the NE Ohio area over the last 3 years.

• Insurance: Insurance coverage for stand-alone golf driving ranges come in many different forms. Although most local Carriers do not offer the required coverage, benchmarking inquiries have revealed that the appropriate coverage can be obtained through other specialized vendors. Project benchmarking activities will continue to ensure a neat, clean, inviting, establishment providing a fun learning experience for each patron.

• NE Ohio Weather: Most northern climates only provide approximately 6- 8 months of weather conducive for golfing. Regardless, research has shown that Golfers spare no expense when it comes to fees and costs associated with playing, equipment purchases, and training associated with golf.

Of course we expect there will be some surprises along the way, but in our efforts of making the Golfarm the best, most innovative project for our customers all obstacles will be promptly addressed and issues resolved as they arise to keep our project on schedule.

So, we ask for your support to spread the word by sharing our page and help bring this project one step closer to fruition.

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