28 Mar '13, 10pm

Golf Gadgets - A Winner &Some Also-Rans

Golf Gadgets - A Winner &Some Also-Rans

But having a good idea and bringing it to fruition with a tangible product, for many, is the hardest part. McMullin, who now teaches at Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo, Wash., north of Seattle, said that process took four years. "I filed for the patent in 2008. The first sales were sometime in 2010. The prototype process was difficult -finding the right blend of plastics to keep from breaking and soft enough to put on and take off easily. "The finished product looked almost identical to the first conceptual drawings done by my brother Brady," Casey added. "I would get a batch from the manufacturer and I would break it on the first swing - very frustrating. Eventually we found the right mix and off we went. I put the product on my own website and got a few sales." Actually selling golf gadgets can also be a Sisyphean task. "Marketing has always been the challenge," McM...

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