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DV8 Sports Raises Over $85,000 With Crowdfunders' Support To Bring "Golf Without Obstacles" To Market
Patented, portable golf club and bag design becomes most successful golf equipment campaign to-date on Kickstarter
|By PR Newswire
|August 27, 2014 12:05 PM EDT
ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of a supportive and enthusiastic Kickstarter community, DV8 Sports, a new company committed to growing participation and enjoyment of golf, has turned its vision of bringing "golf without obstacles" to market, into a reality. After reaching its initial goal of $50,000 in only 16 days, DV8 Sports continued to rally support around its patented, portable golf club and bag design for people-on-the-go, securing a total of $85,442 in pledges from 170 backers by the end of the 35-day campaign, making it the most successful golf equipment campaign to-date on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dv8sports/dv8).
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DV8 Sports' first production run and broader market launch is expected in early fall. DV8 clubs will come in three different shaft flexes: stiff, regular and ladies/senior.
"We are grateful to the Kickstarter community and inspired by their engagement with our campaign," said Richard Stamper, president and CEO, DV8 Sports. "Our clubs represent a turning point in the industry, allowing for more people to enjoy the game regardless of where they live, how they travel or what they drive. We're excited to see how many people share our vision of growing participation of golf through innovative out-of-the-box equipment designs."
DV8 clubs liberate users from heavy, tough-to-transport clubs and bags. Instead of muscling around 40-plus pounds of equipment (or struggling to find storage at home or on the go), DV8 users get a regulation set of clubs and portable backpack style bag, all weighing less than 15 pounds.
Five years in the making, the secret to "golf without obstacles" is DV8's patented coupler technology, which allows club heads to be interchanged on one or two custom shafts. Carried in a stylish, super durable backpack DV8 club head changes take less than 3 seconds, with no tools or torque wrenches required. The entire system is roughly one-third the weight and one-quarter the size of a traditional set. The DV8 bag also features a tablet compartment positioned to enable users to record their swing or practice while watching downloaded instructional videos.
Thanks to its unparalleled portability and affordability, a fully-stocked DV8 Sports set opens up the game to on-the-go people who don't want to sacrifice their lifestyle. It's the ideal choice for motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts as well as apartment dwellers, frequent travelers and new players just picking up the game.
In terms of performance, the clubs have been subjected to extensive durability and player testing and compared to three of golf's leading brands at Golf Labs, an independent golf test facility in San Diego. In those tests, DV8 clubs performed exceptionally well, showing no statistically significant performance difference from traditional clubs.
For more information, please visit www.DV8Sports.com.
About DV8 Sports
Founded in 2009 by accomplished inventor and engineer Pat Brady, holder of more than a dozen patents on a range of technologies, telecommunications executive Don Akerberg and Callaway Golf and sporting goods veteran Richard Stamper, DV8 Sports, owned and operated in Atlanta, GA, defies convention by offering a first-of-its-kind patented solution to golf without obstacles. Designed for golfers that demand a compact, convenient alternative to traditional golf equipment, DV8 Sports offers full and partial sets of golf clubs that fit in a bag, no bigger than a college student or commuter backpack, allowing users to play golf whenever they want, whenever they can. For more information, please visit www.DV8Sports.com.
To get the latest news and updates from DV8 Sports, "like" them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/DV8Sports, follow them on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DV8Sports, Instagram at www.Instagram.com/DV8Sports, Vimeo at www.Vimeo.com/DV8Sports or on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/user/DV8Sports.
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