DV8 Sports is aiming to revolutionize the standard club by breaking it down into more portable parts — fitting a 14-club set into a backpack.
Golf enthusiasts take a lot of pride over their club collections, but they can often become a burden when they have to be carried around the course, taken on public transport or airplanes, or won’t fit in the trunk of the car. DV8 Sports is aiming to revolutionize the standard club by breaking it down into more portable parts — fitting a 14-club set into a backpack.
One of the things that makes club sets so cumbersome is the variation serious golfers need — putters, chippers, sand wedges, woods. While all of these clubs have specialized heads, their shafts are largely similar, so DV8 set out to create two multi-purpose shafts with replaceable heads. Over the last 5 years, the company has created a patented stainless steel quick-change coupler that is the result of meticulous research. The mechanism enables players to change their club heads in the same time it would take to simply switch the entire club for another from their kit. It’s also been rigorously tested to ensure it performs just as well as single-piece clubs.
A set of 14 club heads and two shafts fit into the custom-built DV8 kit bag, which is worn as a backpack. As well as protective foam that keeps all of the pieces in tact, the bag even fits in a window-pane pocket for tablets and comes with an optional tripod stand. This is so that golfers learning from apps or tutorial videos can use the bag as a display while they’re swinging.
Watch the video below to learn more about the DV8 kit.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, backers have until 15 July to get their hands on a complete 14-piece kit with one shaft (the two-shaft package is already sold out) for USD 1,070, although there are cheaper options available. Are there other types of sports equipment that could be redesigned to boost ease of use?