Is It Me, Or Does Everyone Have A Grip Disc Golf Bag?
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Justin Atwater-Taylor (Justin Two Names – a term of endearment given by Prodigy Disc Golf co-founder Phil Arthur) started Grip Equipment as a project at Kansas University. How cool is that?! Get a grade – which I hope was an A+ – for engineering one of the best researched, best tested pieces of equipment in the game AND get paid for it for a long time to come. The result is one of the most in demand custom made pieces ever created, the Grip disc golf bag.

Three time women’s world champion Val Jenkins was one of three (three time world champ Nate Doss & ’09 world champ Avery Jenkins being the other two) to wear a proto at the 2010 Steady Ed Masters Cup in Santa Cruz to show off. Everybody who tried them on was amazed at how well they distributed the weight of a normally cumbersome, ‘box-y’ disc storage unit. This was more like a glove for your back than a disc golf bag.

Many people thought the price would be a major hang-up for the average disc golfer. The opposite turned out to be more accurate. Back orders piled up as Justin’s ‘baby’ gained popularity along with massive momentum. Golfers happily waited months in anticipation for their Grip disc golf bag.

Long hours in the lab and on the disc golf course, strenuous demands by product testers (Val, Nate, & Avery), and a ton of money (not sure how much, but a ton I’m sure) went into research and development. ”I arranged the objects that (disc golfers) carry sort of in a vacuum in space and basically wrapped fabric around that.” Simple, right? Well, not so much…

“Design is attention to action. If you are truly attentive to what people do then you can design for those actions.” Justin took his time in the process of identifying a need, developing a product to fill that need, creating a business and marketing plan, and taking it to market. If you ask around you will find stories of his attention to detail – a highly desired trait in any product designer.

The Grip disc golf bag has set a new standard in the industry. ‘Aesthetically pleasing’ and ‘a pleasure to wear’ have never described 25 pounds of plastic and accessories on your back, until now. A lifetime warranty on every bag doesn’t hurt either.

With any luck, Justin will ride the wave of a growing sport all the way to the bank. Many golfers would offer a ‘thank you’ for providing a great product and growing the game.

Throw It Long!

PS: Each Grip disc golf bag purchased includes a LIFETIME membership to DiscGolfPlanetTV!


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