Fling Golf is a unique type of golf club made of carbon fiber, it’s perfect to take for different events. It’s more accurate than a regular club because it can literally fling a golf ball accurately over a great distance. It’s designed like other golf sticks but the difference is that at the end, it’s got a lacrosse-type cure that gives it an edge over regular clubs. The product costs between $89-179 depending on whether you’re looking for a one for kids or for adults.
It was invented by Alex Van Allen and John Pruellage. They invented it because when Alex was young, he remembered combining different sports, that’s when he discovered that lacrosse sticks were a pretty efficient tool for golf. But he wasn’t sure if it would be accepted by golf courses. Walk Lankau, a member of National Golf Association’s Board of Directors, was shown the product. He felt it was brilliant and just what the golf courses needed.
The greatest part is, no adjustments are required for existing courses. In 2014, he demonstrated the invention at a golf convention, where it received rave reviews. The number of courses that let Flingers play on their grounds is well over 1700. Their ultimate aim is to get access to all golf courses worldwide.
Are They Still an Active Company?
Yes, the company’s active and still in business.
How Did the Shark Tank Pitch Go?
John and Alex didn’t waste any time pitching their idea and telling their tale as they entered the tank. They extended an invitation to the sharks, and Daniel wasted no time in accepting.
Robert Herjavec said that the two had introduced lacrosse to golf as the demonstration continued, but Kevin O’Leary, ever the sceptic, remarked that golf facilities would likely not permit this to take place on their facilities. Alex reassured Mr. Wonderful that the company is accepted at most of the golf facilities they’ve contacted.
Alex and John already had a firm where they offer cutting-edge sports gear directly to customers and golf courses. Surprisingly, sales are booming, particularly at golf course pro shops. Sales for Fling Golf were $142,000 for all of 2019, and they were up to that amount through July of 2020. Alex and John’s golf clubs cost them $25–$35 to build, and they fetch $119–$179 from customers.
John responded to Daniel’s question regarding the company’s worth by saying that they were concentrating less on making a profit and more on spreading word of the new sport. An increase in sales is a natural consequence of the sport’s growing popularity. They’d already invested in the company and have raised an additional $500,000.
Mark Cuban was the first to say he was not keen on the idea of starting a new sport. When Lori Greiner heard the value, she quickly followed suit. Kevin also decided to avoid the sales by going outside. Robert Herjavec matched Daniel’s first $300,000 for a 33.3% ownership offer.
The two men, John and Alex, then requested whether they would be ready to reduce their equity proposal from 30% to 20%. Alex and John agreed with Daniel’s proposal that he do 25%.
Overall, the Fling Golf Shark Tank Review was positive and they left with a good deal.
Our Review of Fling Golf
We decided to try out the club for ourselves to see how it would fare in practice.
The good news is that it costs much less than a regular club and you don’t need to spend years learning golf to be able to use this product. The best part is that there’s a little space in the head of Fling Golf that allows you to put the ball inside before you fling it over a huge distance. And it’s got a separate design on the side for shorter distances.
It’s accessible to most people and it’s a good option for beginners. If you play with this stick, the rules are different and they’ve got a lot of options for you to choose from. If you’re not ready to buy one, you can always rent it for a day and these sticks are pretty lightweight.
The bad news is that it’s got an entirely different way of playing as compared to regular golf so you’ll have to get used to them if you’re not. Also, people who take golf seriously might not enjoy it at all.
Pros of Fling Golf
- Easy to use
- Lotsof options to choose from
Cons of Fling Golf
- Regular golfers won’t like it
- Different from hard golf rules
Who Is Fling Golf for?
This stick’s mainly meant for people who are getting used to playing golf or want to enjoy the sport without struggling with getting the ball in the hole.
Are There Any Alternatives?
As this is a whole new way of playing golf, there are no current alternatives besides just regular golf clubs.
Our Final Thoughts
This golf stick is a great option for people who are still learning how to play golf or struggle with getting the ball into the hole otherwise. It’s made of very lightweight carbon fiber and nylon plus the design is efficiently designed to make sure you definitely get the ball into the hole. You could play with any kind of golf ball and it would still work.
But people who play golf regularly and take its rules seriously, might not like it so much.