Monday, April 15, 2013

Kansas City-based CaddyX Ships Golf Clubs to Your Next Course

If you’re anything like us, we could not be happier that spring is finally here (although in Kansas City that may not mean much since it can be 70 degrees one day and 40 the next). Nonetheless, we cannot wait to be outside—from watching Royals games at the K to sipping beers on a Plaza patio to hitting balls at the local golf course. 

But sometimes, golfing in Kansas City is a challenge.  After booking your tee-time and finally getting to the course, it may be 35 degrees and snowing.  Or raining.  Or hailing.  One solution to this problem is to book a tee-time somewhere warm with consistent good weather like Arizona or Las Vegas.

But then that raises a different array of issues and nuisances. In addition to booking a flight there is packing. Then you have to lug your precious clubs to the airport and check them at baggage claim and hope that they don’t arrive as metal pretzels (if they even arrive at your destination at all).

But thanks to local Kansas City startup CaddyX, your precious golf clubs will arrive at your destination on time without a scratch. Co-founded by KC’s Chris Hanway and Jason Gregory , CaddyX provides the touch-free transport of golf bags for America's elite country clubs allowing your golf pro or fanatic to experience “The Ultimate Lug-Free Xperience”.

CaddyX’s goal is to give your golf bag a safe way to travel and arrive on time and in the same condition as when you checked them. The service is quite simple and efficient. It works by utilizing connections between country club golf pros. To use their service, simply go to your local pro shop, leave your bag with your pro, tell them you’d like to CaddyX your bag as well as when and where you’ll be playing. After that, CaddyX takes care of the rest. You can rest assured knowing that your bag will arrive safely with their $5,000 peace-of-mind guarantee.

If you haven’t heard about CaddyX yet, it’s about time you did. The KC startup launched in 2010 and has been growing ever since, expanding to elite courses at country clubs all across America. Like many other Kansas City-based startups, CaddyX fills a market that has been neglected for quite some time. We at Think Big Partners can’t wait to see what’s in store for CaddyX and can’t wait to CaddyX our golf bags soon (Vegas, anyone?).  

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