We are working to commercialize the world's first hollow metal core golf ball. Read more
This project was successfully funded on December 2, 2011.
About this project
Hey Kickstarters, thanks for checking out our project! OnCore Golf is a start up company on the verge of launching a revolutionary hollow metal core golf ball- The Omen. Just to be clear, there is no other golf ball designed like ours in the world! The Omen, by shifting the weight to the outside of the ball, reduces one's hooks and slices. It is geared for amateur golfers looking to play golf from the fairway and not the woods!
We have spent the last year optimizing the design and have released a limited number of balls for feedback in our local market here in Buffalo, NY. Due to the extremely positive response, we want to take this national and to do so, we need to raise a minimum of $20,000 dollars. The money pledged would help us take the momentum from our local market and build on it with a national launch of the Omen. The more money we raise, the more golfers we can get the word about this revolutionary technology to. It would kickstart the company to a point where we can kick some serious a@@! Additional funding will allow us to purchase the tooling, materials and labor necessary to support a national launch.
The major golf companies are so entrenched and powerful that the thought of a small start-up producing golf balls right here in the US is inconceivable to them. But just remember how wrong they were when they doubted Happy Gilmore and his ability to beat Shooter McGavin. Well, we all know how that ended- so please Kickstarters help us whip the Shooter McGavin's of the world one last time!
It is a radical new approach to the design to the golf ball that incorporates a patented hollow-metal core. This unique core concept shifts weight to the outside of the ball and changes the spin characteristics resulting in a far more accurate flight in comparison to other balls on the market that still use the same basic design and construction that was introduced over 20 years ago. In addition to the reduced hooking and slicing, putting lines are straighter.
The ball is intended to make the game of golf more enjoyable for everyone. Its performance enhancements will be most noticeable to non-professional golfers and our hope is that this ball can help expand the golf market by reducing some of the frustration that comes from hitting errant shots! There are plans to further improve the product so that scratch golfers and even tour professionals might find it of interest as well.
Our concept was approved in the past but balls must be resubmitted every single year. We have made sure that when designing the ball, it would conform to all the metrics the USGA has laid out. We have no interest in making a "cheater ball." We just want to make a better ball. I beleive that is what we have done!
We have three US patents already issued that cover the construction of a hollow-metal core golf ball.
It is an incredible new product with a strong team of young passionate workers that has the support of the kickstarter community:)
Pledge $25 or more
Man Up and Get Some Balls-
with a donation of $25 or more, you will receive a 3-ball sleeve so that you can try out the Omen and experience golf in a brand new way – one that you will enjoy! Includes shipping within the USA (add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $15 for international shipping for each dozen balls requested).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
The Hacker Pack- you will receive one (1) dozen balls – enough to get you through several rounds of golf with a smile on your face and balls in your bag. Includes shipping within the USA. Add $35 to your pledge for each additional dozen you'd like to order. (add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $15 for international shipping for each dozen balls requested).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Limited Edition Pack-
At this level you'll get two dozen golf balls, a limited edition OnCore golf towel, and your name listed on the website as a backer. Includes shipping within the USA. Add $35 to your pledge for each additional dozen golf balls you would like. (add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $15 for international shipping for each dozen balls requested).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
Showoff That Core- at this level you'll get five (5) dozen golf balls, a limited edition OnCore golf towel, your name listed on the website as a backer, and a one-of-a-kind hand-crafted sectioned golf ball mounted in clear acrylic for display at your home, office, or golf shop. Includes shipping within the USA. Add $35 to your pledge for each additional dozen golf balls you would like. (add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $15 for international shipping for each dozen balls requested)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
Once In A Lifetime Pack - at this level you'll get one dozen golf balls every other month for 10 years! You will also receive the limited edition OnCore golf towel, your name listed on the website as Lifetime Level backer, and a hand-crafted sectioned golf ball for display at your home, office, or golf shop. Includes shipping in the USA.Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)