Golf Guide

  • Prize
    Winner in Sport Equipment Design
  • University
    Purdue University
  • Lead Designer
    Alexandra Jacobson
  • Design Status

Golf Guide acts as a friendly guide to assist with your golfing experience. The current market targets primarily highly experienced golfers rather than beginners. As a kid, you are sent out on the course with a group of players and left to figure it out on your own. This solution never worked well nor encouraged a long-term commitment to learning golf. With Golf Guide, there’s convenience and clarity for amateur players that are still new to golf and desire to learn discreetly. Seeing that golf clubs are the top expense for beginners, Gold Guide makes sure all beginners understand how to use golf clubs.

One of the main problems new golfers have is knowing which clubs are used and when. The idea of Golf Guide is to assist beginner golfers by recommending clubs throughout their in-progress play; a portable caddie if you will. The Golf Guide uses a combination of an application and a device to work with the user. This duo ensures a more enjoyable beginner-player experience and decreases the chances of injuries using the wrong equipment. Golf is known to injure your back by the excessive force of the swings, so knowing how best to use the equipment will minimize this and enhance your overall golfing experience.

The device is created with TPU Plastic to allow flexibility to make subtle form adjustments when clipped over the built-in golf bag divider. The TPU Plastic material was also considered due to its weight, flexibility, and affordability. The structure seamlessly fits over the built-in golf bag dividers, specifically over a 4-way club divider, the most common divider in golf bags.

Golf Guide is a portable assistant for new golfers. The size of the assistive equipment is 6" x 7.3" x 2". The weight is estimated to be no more than one pound, so it does not add much to the overall weight of a player’s golf bag. For reference, the weight of a golf bag can be anywhere from 3-11 pounds, with clubs around 25-35 pounds. It is designed with a black matted finish to ensure focus on the LED lights that turn on in the section that is recommended. Golf Guide is designed for all ages and genders that are new to golf. Future stages of this prototype would be to design versions of the device to fit with all other golf bag divider types.

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