When you’re trying to introduce a new sport, it helps to have publicity. This is why John Pruellage and Alex Van Allen went on
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Fling Golf after
Fling Golf appeared on
|Daniel Lubetzky||Accepted deal of $300,000 for 25% equity|
|Robert Herjavec||$300,000 for 33.3% equity|
|Mark Cuban||No Offer|
|Lori Greiner||No Offer|
|Lori Greiner||No Offer|
Shark Tank Fling Golf Update
- Entrepreneurs: John Pruellage and Alex Van Allen
- Business: Golf-lacrosse hybrid sport
- Ask: $300,000 for 10% equity
- Result: $300,000 for 25% equity
- Shark: Daniel Lubetzky
John and Alex brought Fling Golf to
From Tee to Green, one light-weight stick is all you need to play. You can even putt with it! Great for those new to the golf course or those looking for a more casual golf course experience. Join the growing trend that has already been played on over 1,200 golf courses worldwide, in 27 countries.
They say that over 1,800 golf courses have closed in the last decade, and the younger generation finds golf to be too expensive and hard to learn. Because of this, they created something fun and new, in turn, bringing new life to golf courses.
The two invite the sharks to come and give it a try, and guest shark Daniel Lubetzky does not hesitate to do so. As the demonstration is underway, Robert Herjavec comments that the two have brought lacrosse to golf.
Kevin O’Leary, ever the skeptic, suggests that golf courses probably would not allow this to happen on their courses.
However, Alex assures Mr. Wonderful that the majority of the golf courses they’ve asked don’t mind if you play Fling Golf instead of traditional golf.
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Basically, Alex and John’s business is that they sell the new sporting equipment direct to consumers and to golf courses. Surprisingly enough, the business is doing well, especially in golf course shops.
In 2019, Fling Golf made $142,000 in sales, and in 2020, the sales were up to $142,000 through July. Additionally, the golf clubs cost Alex and John $25 to $35 to make, and they retail for $119 to $179.
When Daniel asks about the valuation, John explains that they are less focused on sales, and more on promoting the new sport. If the sport gains traction, then the sales will organically increase.
So far, John and Alex have already put $1.5 million of their own money into Fling Golf, while also raising another $500,000.
Mark Cuban goes out first, stating that he is not interested in trying to create a new sport.
Lori Greiner follows soon after because she does not like the valuation.
Kevin doesn’t like the sales, so he goes out as well.
Daniel on the other hand is interested. He offers $300,000 for 33.3% equity, and then Robert Herjavec matches the offer.
John and Alex ask if either one is willing to lower their equity ask to 20%. Daniel says that he’s willing to do 25%.
With that, John and Alex accept and walk away with a deal from Daniel. Keep reading our Fling Golf update to find out happened following
Now, for our Fling Golf update, we need not look further than the company’s official website. According to a blog post made 10 days after their episode of
Since then, the company has only continued to grow, and even has a dedicated community now called the “FlingGolf Players Club.”
Additionally, thousands of golf courses around the world are officially Fling Golf ready and many even rent out FlingSticks.
The Fling Golf website also sells the FlingSticks, along with merchandise, and accessories. There you can also rent event packages, or find information about bringing Fling Golf to your school’s P.E. class.
FlingSticks are also available on Amazon, so check them out!
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