We’ve had a pretty busy spring putting on night golf events, but what is really cool is that we’ve also been lighting up neon night runs with marker lights so runners can see where they are going…in style. Here are a few photos of our lights and how they have been used.
A night golf ball so good, you’ll want to play it during the day
Folks have wanted us to talk more about our GlowTour V2 night golf glow balls because unlike LED powered night golf balls that hit like a rock and can hurt your clubs, the Glowtour is the only night golf ball that actually plays like a true golf ball. That’s right, a night golf ball that has real feel and actually goes the same distance as your traditional daytime golf balls. This means you no longer need to club up because the ball only goes 2/3 the distance of a traditional golf ball.
So if you are a serious golfer looking for a glow golf ball with true flight, distance and feel, the GlowTour V2 is for you. All you need to do is charge it up with our UV flashlight for about a minute and it shines for an entire hole. Then, when you come up to your ball, just pick it up and recharge it.
The real strength of our night golf ball is that fact that it is not simply a monster battery wrapped in a jacket. It’s a 90 compression three piece golf ball with the glow put in the skin. Now you also have a ball will glow again and again until you either loose it or break it and that would mean you would have to play a mountain of night golf to break our ball.
If you are like most of us and get out late in the afternoon and you need a twilight golf ball, the GlowTour V2 is also the glow ball for you because you will never have to compensate for the ball because it flies as true and as long as a Callaway HX or Titliest Pro V1. Now you can go for your yardage with complete confidence as the sun is going down. Just replace your ball when the sun is starting to go down and the GlowTour V2 will charge up in the sunlight. Once it starts getting dark you simply recharge the ball with your flashlight.
This is why we are the number one performing night golf ball in golf. So order a two pack or dozen today and see what people are talking about.
We’ve been busy putting together our cosmic golf skills competition and here is one of our favorite skills. Tic tac toe. There are two ways to play. If you are playing with another player it’s pretty much traditional tic tac toe where each player alternates shots until someone gets a complete row. If you are using this as part of a skills competition the player is given five balls to make a 3 row. If they make it they get three points. If they only get two they get one point, then they move on to the next skill.
Since cosmic tic tac toe golf has never been done before, we are all open to suggestions when it comes to scoring.
The best part of playing cosmic tic tac toe is that it the board can be nearly any size, so you could make the board so large you could be hitting from 30-50 yards away. Our board is a 9x9ft square put on a banking of grass. We were hitting from around 25ft away. Stay tuned for another board that is twice the size.
We just finished up a poster for a day and night Footgolf ‘open house’ Friday, June 6th at Olathea Golf Course in LeClaire, Iowa. Kevin Bohach is the promoter setting it up. There will be a day and night round of play. They are setting up a mobile course using our glowgear night golf lighting and night target rings. The cool thing about this is that it’s completely mobile. There is no need to cut huge holes in the ground and have a perminent course. Now golf courses can put on night footgolf events whenever and where ever they want. This makes it interesting because every weekend they could put on an event and change the course so players are having a new experience everytime they play.
Here is a cool emailer we just sent around about night golf. I really think night golf needs to reach out beyond just golfers and into the cross-sports world because young people are the ones who want to play at night and have no problem with staying up late. But the problem is that they are not all necessarilly golfers. But from what we’ve seen with how the golf industry is getting behind footgolf, it’s clear that what they are into is revenue and players paying to play, no matter what they are throwing, hitting or kicking. Why not put on events that incorporate as many social events as you can. Why not even include cosmic Cornhole. It’s an awesome game everyone likes to play.
Why don’t we bring disc golf, foot golf and golf together as one crossgolf sport?
There has been a mountain of golf press about footgolf (soccer golf) and how it could impact a golf course’s bottom line by adding another demographic. My take is that this is only the very first step golf courses can take to open up their venues to more sports played in more ways. Per this, we need to create a “crossgolf” category that allows footgolfers, disc golfers and golfers to play together.
Right now disc and foot golfers can play together, but golf is the odd man out because the ball flies so far. But there is a solution. Just as BMX revolutionized cycling and snowboarding helped skiing and Rollerblades helped hockey, why can’t we create a one or two club version of the sport in golf. When playing with a footballer or disc golfer having only a wedge and putter levels the playing field and makes the game a whole lot easier for beginners. This is especially true when you are playing night golf. Full bag night golf is a tough cookie because of the distances, dangers of darkness and golf carts and
SHORT COURSE CROSSGOLF: When you only play with two clubs, now a beginner can dial in that one club and begin to get good at just one club at a time. There is a lot of chatter in the golf industry about making the holes bigger and the fairways shorter etc. but really, just reduce the game down to its simpliest form of fewer clubs and you have a whole new game.The key is to have a target that can be used by discgolfers along with footgolfers and regular golfers. During the last few years at Glowgear we’ve actually seen the disc golf movement coming and we’ve been working hard to create a mobile target that not only serves all three cross-sports, but also lights up so players can compete at night. With a fully functional Night golf target light system a golf course can now put on very cool multi-sport events without having to create perminent in-ground targets, especially 2ft wide footgolf holes. The other key issue with allowing these three sports on your golf course are that most people who play any sport work at night, so why not make your course glow in the dark. This is key.
If you have an opinion on this, give us a comment and let’s hear what you think.
This was a long weekend of about 5,000 kids playing 13 holes of golf. I am exhausted, but we got some great photos.
Here is a gallery of shots of the kids. They definitely had a great time. I can’t wait to set this up at a school or as a cosmic office golf competition. Stay tuned.
We had the fun job of setting up a simple 3 hole demo at Wildwood Country Club in Louisville last night. From it we created 3 new styles of holes and learned that the 90 degree turns are the very best to create bank shots. The first hole (yellow) had a 45 degree turn which was tough to catch just right, so we flipped some track and made a simple banker ramp to help players from jumping the rails. The blue hole had a perfect 90 degree turn that allowed the kids to make numerous hole in ones, which is always awesome.
My final orange hole was the true secret. I had wanted to simply make it a T shape so players had to lag the ball to the dogleg left. Instead I created a “ramp around”. Now players either lagged their shot or tried to hit the ramp just right and flip the ball around the circle. It was harder than it looked.
All in all it too only about 20 minutes to set up and the kids and adults checking it out had a great time playing over and over again. I can’t wait to see a full 9 or 18 holes in the ball room. I think it will be a cosmic crazy night of golf for sure.
Many thanks to the folks at Wildwood CC for the opportunity. Here are a few more shots from different angles. These holes are definitely going in our office golf idea manual.
We had a pretty great treat last weekend with a 12 hole event at Morgan run golf course in Rancho Santa Fe, CA. We set up 12 holes of cosmic putting event on their two stellar practice greens, along with a cool night golf chip shot to an adjacent green. (photo below) The cool thing was that we had it shot with a helicopter cam which I will put up the second we get the footage.
The other cool thing about cosmic putting is how to set up the holes on a putting green because unlike setting it up on carpet, which is very cool in it’s own right, you have the slope of the green to consider. We created several holes that went down grain and up grain to create different effects and challenges. I can’t wait to see what other ‘course designers’ will come up with in the coming year.Check out some of the holes from the event. Of course, many thanks to the folks at Morgan Run for the opportunity to showcase cosmic night golf.