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Sol Board Crowdfunding Becomes Most Visited Landing Page Ever on

Source: Sol Boards

BEND, OR) – The crowdfunding program launched by Sol Boards in late July has become the most visited landing page ever on, demonstrating significant support for the company’s innovative GolfBoard and upcoming global product launches.

Institutions and individuals are embracing the unique opportunity to be early-stage investors of the maker of GolfBoard, the first and only substantive, surf-inspired, single-rider, motorized golf vehicle built specifically for the sport.
Sol Boards is receiving a growing volume of international requests for GolfBoards from course operators, golfers, and distributors. The global interest in GolfBoards is necessitating the company’s use of new resources to increase product inventory, expand sales teams, institute a seasonal course rental initiative and establish a worldwide service network. Industry experts predict GolfBoard will become standard fare in the next five to seven years.
GolfBoard is fast becoming golfers’ preferred mode of transportation. Nearly 1,400 GolfBoards are in service at more than 200 courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. There are nearly 13,500 courses in the U.S. and 34,000 worldwide.
Integral to the crowdfunding program, which closes October 31, 2016, Sol Boards plans to soon unveil ResortBoard and BeachBoard models for markets exponentially larger than golf.  All-terrain and commercial / industrial use boards are now in prototype stages. 
Widely considered the future of golf, GolfBoard energizes golfers and attract new ones by allowing riders to “surf the earth” and enjoy rounds in an entirely new way. Increasing speed of play by up to 50% and reducing turf wear by as much as 75% compared to golf carts, Billy Casper Golf, Troon and other major multi-course operators have adopted GolfBoard as part of their modern innovation and revenue-generation playbooks.
"For a limited time, you can own a piece of golf history,” says John Wildman, Chairman and CEO of Sol Boards.  “Rapid market acceptance confirms that GolfBoard is not only ‘cool’ new way to enjoy the course, but ushering in a paradigm shift that meaningfully contributes to America’s $69 billion annual golf economy.
“Being one of golf’s fastest-growing brands superbly positions the company for high-potential growth in adjacent markets.”
In roughly 24 months on the market, there have been hundreds of thousands of rides at golf courses, country clubs and resorts, including Ryder Cup, U.S. Open and PGA Championship hosts. Golfers of all ages and athletic abilities are GolfBoard loyalists, including millennials which represent the golf’s fastest growing segment. More than six million 18- to 34-year olds (28% of all players) spend more than $5 billion annually with a forecasted compounded annual growth rate of 3%.
CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, Robb Report, CBS This Morning and others refer to GolfBoard as golf’s “next big thing,” “golfers’ trusted partner” and “advanced technology that’s super fun and built to last.” GolfBoard won Golf Digest’s “Best Club Transport” and the PGA Merchandise Show’s “Best New Product” awards. PGA Tour stars and A-List celebrities have purchased units for personal use and helped GolfBoard become a social media sensation.
Conceived by Bally Total Fitness Founder Don Wildman and legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, “GolfBoarding” promotes fast, fun, active and easy-to-ride golf experiences. The four-wheeled board allows users to turn by simply shifting their body weight in a carving motion akin to snowboarding or surfing.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, GolfBoards are ultra-durable and built sturdily with a safety-first mantra. GolfBoarders customize settings and configurations to their riding preference, including adjusting speed settings from six to 14 mph via a simple, one-touch stability bar switch. There is a wide selection of custom fender colors, graphics, wheels and decks.
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