Interest in the British-made Zen Green Stage adjustable putting and full swing platform (www.zenoracle.com) has soared since the product made its TV debut on Sky Sports at The Open Championship in 2017, and its subsequent high profile during Sky’s ongoing golf coverage including the 2018 Masters, Players and US Open tournaments.
Now, with the ‘Zen Green’ set to literally take centre stage once again in the Sky Sports Open Zone at Carnoustie for the 147th Open Championship, Zen has announced a new finance package which makes owning one much more affordable.
Harewood Asset Finance, in partnership with Zen, can now offer golf academies, teaching professionals and other Green Stage buyers the option to pay monthly, spreading the cost of purchase and improving cash flow for their business.
Tour putting coach Phil Kenyon, who teaches on a Zen Green Stage at his Harold Swash School of Putting studio at Formby Hall Golf Resort Hotel & Luxury Spa in Southport, said: “For many coaches the Zen Green Stage will be the final piece of the jigsaw at their golf academy: it opens up new creative possibilities for both putting and full swing coaching. It is a great product but raising the capital to buy one can deter some people. I can see the new finance option being very popular.”
Nick Middleton, the product’s creator, said: “If you are a golf coach, you can now start making money from the Zen Green Stage well before you have paid for it completely. This opens up the prospect of Green Stage ownership to a much wider audience.”
On the phenomenal awareness being generated by the product’s appearances on Sky Sports, Middleton said: “The buzz about the Zen Green this season has been amazing and is growing week by week. PGA professionals and other golf coaches can now engage with pupils who are fascinated by Sky Sports’ innovative coverage, which now includes the Zen Green Stage. Everyone is talking about it – the top golf coaches, and the top golf TV presenters.
“Adding the Zen Green Stage to your business connects you directly to modern audiences who love to watch Tour golf coverage on Sky Sports. Merely by being there it gets your golf club or academy into the headlines, it positions you as technically-advanced, and it creates a big additional fun-factor to every visit to your establishment.”
Andy Herridge, Partner at Harewood Asset Finance, said: “We have made the process of applying for Zen Green Stage finance as quick and simple as possible. You can choose whether or not to make a deposit, to lower your monthly payments, and after the final payment you fully own your Zen Green Stage.”
A PGA Professional and GCMA Member, and formerly Captain and Chairman of the PGA of Yorkshire, Herridge is familiar with the challenges faced by golf coaches and academy managers. “Within a few days your account could be set up, your order placed, and you will be on your way to making an early return on your investment by offering a new level of coaching on the Zen Green Stage” he said.
Herridge also had some advice for buyers who intend to put the Zen Green Stage at the heart of their golf coaching business. “We can very much tailor the finance package to suits your needs through a variety of products we have available. Repayments can be spread to suit the seasonality of the industry and Capital Allowances may be applicable to your business.”
Nick Middleton concluded: “As the former Head Professional at England Golf’s 2018 Club of The Year, Leeds Golf Centre, Andy Herridge really understands the challenges facing anyone looking to monetise their skills as a golf coach. He’s been there! He and the Harewood team can help you to grow your business in many ways – including financing your Zen Green Stage purchase.”
Start by calling Nick Middleton at Zen Green Stage on +44 (0)7971 403627, or Andy Herridge at Harewood Asset Finance on +44 (0)1937 222123.
Zen Green Stage www.zenoracle.com