Cross Brush: A Powerful Tool for Christian Golfers
Organized by: Irving Shirley
Play Better Golf, Reaffirm Your Faith, Connect with Other Christians, and Share God's Word! Short Summary Welcome! Do you love the Lord? Do you play golf? Do you know anyone else who does? If so, then you've come to the right place! My name is Irving Shirley (my friends call me "Link"). I'm the Inventor of the patented Cross Brush™, a golf club cleaning tool designed to: • Honor Christ • Hang from Your Golf Bag and • Improve Your Game I created this project because I'd like your help taking this product from just a simple dream to a full reality that ultimately helps build God's kingdom. I'm not a pastor or a deacon. But I love the Lord; I've always wanted to be an entrepreneur & philanthropist; and I desire to do good things in the community. This project isn't about me, though. This new start-up exists for people who love Christ, love golf, and are excited about expressing their faith while playing the game they love. To be more specific, our goal is to provide quality cross-shaped brushes that specifically benefit and inspire Christian golfers. The Cross Brush actually helps you strike golf balls better, too! Also, 10% of all proceeds will benefit faith-based initiatives such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)! What's Needed & What You Get In Return The funding goal is $5K, and every penny will be used to support this project. If you’re an avid golfer, a beginner, even a family member or friend of a golfer, I invite you to grow with what I refer to as 'The Cross Brush Concept.' Your contributions will directly support future product development, professional website design, additional patents & trademarks, and tradeshow displays. More importantly, you--or that special golfer in your life--will be inspired and empowered to spread God's word on the driving range, on the golf course, and at the clubhouse. Simply latching/displaying your Cross Brush on your golf bag as a reminder of God's goodness is an option, too. The Impact Here's one example of how The Cross Brush can have a BIG impact. Imagine this: A golfer completes a round of golf, returns to the clubhouse, and places his/her golf bag upright on the ground before heading to the 19th hole (usually a restaurant & bar at the golf course). As the golfer does this, a person nearby notices something very unique about the golfer's bag (hanging from the golfer's bag is a cross-shaped brush that clearly honors Jesus Christ). The two people engage in a conversation about the cross and its significance in the golfer's life. By the end of the discussion the other person (maybe a golfer, maybe not) accepts Christ as his/her personal Savior. Additionally, maintaining clean golf clubs—or “irons” as many clubs are called—is absolutely essential to every golfer’s success on the course. Why? Because clean grooves lead to much purer ball-striking, which usually translates into much lower scores; and that’s something every golfer wants. Risks & Challenges This is a relatively new work in progress; that in and of itself is a challenge. However, I truly believe the unwavering faith, products, planning, and level of commitment that have gone into this project will produce something favorable in God's eyes. Other Ways You Can Help Some people simply don't have the money to contribute to this campaign. I can appreciate that. Here are some other critical ways you can help: • Make some noise about this "golf ministry" campaign! • Tell your pastor, your congregation, your family members, and friends. • Also, use Indiegogo's share tools to help spread the word via social media. One of the biggest complements you can give is a referral. Thank you!