July 8, 2011 > Invention proposes to revolutionize golf
Invention proposes to revolutionize golf
By Kevin Yin
Would you be interested in playing golf if you didn't have to use a driver? Roy Taylor thinks you would be, and he's spent the past 12 years of his life backing up his theory.
Taylor is the inventor of the Ezee Golf club, a golfing utility that can drive a ball up to 225 yards. Although it resembles an ordinary driver, to call Ezee Golf a club is somewhat deceptive; the player does not swing an Ezee Golf club as he or she would a regular club.
Rather, the player lines the club up with the ball in the direction the player wishes to drive the ball. The player sets the desired range, and then activates the club by pressing a button on the handle. A mechanism inside the head of the club then strikes the ball, driving it potentially hundreds of yards without a single swing.
Taylor believes that, in so far as it can equalize play between a veteran golfer and a rookie, Ezee Golf can facilitate a great deal of play. Taylor also highlighted the potential for Ezee Golf to facilitate play for the elderly or the infirm, who may lack the physical ability to swing an ordinary driver.
"It allows you to play a full regulation sized game of golf without being a golfer," Taylor said. "An inexperienced player could go out and play right beside a golf pro with Ezee Golf and have a good time."
To say that the development of Ezee Golf has been a tribulation for Taylor would not be an understatement. According to Taylor, he first filed the patent for the Ezee Golf club 12 years ago, but the release of the clubs has been complicated by disputes with partners. Taylor said he has committed a considerable amount of his own finances toward the project, and he believes that Ezee Golf can have a big future.
"It can do what snowboarding did for skiing," said Taylor. "Some years ago, they used to have signs out on the freeway, 'If you're a snowboarder, don't come here.' Now, snowboarding is bigger then skiing."
The analogy reveals what Taylor believes Ezee Golf is capable of: not merely augmenting the game of golf as it is now known, but potentially displacing it.
"People get discouraged with driving balls. They go home and never come back. It's intimidating. The alternative is going on a driving range and practicing for hours before you play. They want to play, but they don't want to spend hours practicing. It takes five minutes of instruction to learn to use the Ezee Golf."
The Ezee Golf clubs themselves are expensive to manufacture, with Taylor estimating their cost at $1,000 each. Taylor's ultimate goal is to sell the clubs to golf courses, who would then make them available to players upon request, perhaps with a small rental fee. Taylor and his associates are still in the process of acquiring the capital necessary to produce a large number of Ezee Golf clubs.
If you wish to rent an Ezee Golf club, contact Steve Fluke at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on Ezee Golf's website, www.ezeegolf.com.