Discerning golfers with an eye for quality and performance coupled with a potential investment have the chance to own ‘the most technologically advanced putter ever made’.
The new Zen Bloodhound putter combines cutting edge engineering techniques and design expertise to produce a new level in balance and feel.
And being made from the same materials as the Bloodhound SSC, the world’s most expensive supersonic car which being built for a cost in excess of £42 million, it also conjures huge appeal to collectors as well as perfectionists.
Zen Golf Works, the Yorkshire-based golf manufacturing company, aims to showcase British engineering at its best on the world stage with its new putter, and it is offering golfers an early opportunity to snap up what they believe is going to be a highly sought-after collectors’ item.
The company is seeking to raise £100,000 from the public by the end of April through a concept known as crowd funding to enable the project to flourish.
In return, supporters are promised unique rewards that are expected to far outweigh the initial value of their investment.
At the top end, those pledging £1,000 or more via the website www.kickerstarter.com will be guaranteed one of the first one hundred putters from the limited edition of 1,000.
Each putter will have the signatures of the Bloodhound car’s driver, Wing Commander Andy Green, and project director Richard Noble, engraved on the head to confirm its authenticity.
However you only have to pledge £10 to show your support for British engineering at its finest – and in return you will get your name written on the tail fin of the Bloodhound SSC supercar which is attempting a world land speed record next year. It hopes to smash the 1000mph barrier a year later before going on permanent public display. The project has been heralded as the most adventurous of its type ever undertaken.
The putters will be the most highly advanced in the world – and the most accurate – according to the company that has achieved global recognition with earlier widely acclaimed products.
They will incorporate alloys from the car’s wheels which weight for weight are more valuable than gold.
Nick Middleton, Zen Bloodhound Golf project leader said: “We have teamed up with Bloodhound SSC whose target of a land speed of 1000mph is one of the earth’s most incredible challenges. Our own challenge is to encapsulate this same engineering excellence and spirit of adventure by creating the most awesome golf putter of all time.
“We do not have the backing of a multi-national company and we are relying on public and business support to ‘kickstart’ the project. But the rewards for showing support are great, not only for those pledging cash, but also for the innovatory traditions of British engineering.
“We believe this putter will put the UK on the centre stage of global golf manufacturing.”
Crowd funding is a concept that originated in America where it has successfully helped raise finance for scores of projects in arts and technology. Zen is hoping the British public will rally to support what would be a significant coup for British manufacturing.
Zen Golf www.zenoracle.co.uk