Stinger Golf exists today for one reason only, to make Golf more affordable. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of cheap golf equipment out there, but at Stinger Golf we also want to ensure we build quality equipment. Our objective is to design and manufacture equipment that the market desires, equipment that plays well but also looks great. You could say we want the best of both.
Since starting Stinger Golf, I have been asked several times how we can make our equipment inexpensive and claim how good it plays. It is a combination of a few simple requirements, we don't have massive margins, we don't have brick and mortar retail outlets to run and we don't use agents or third parties. We run things personally, allowing us to obtain our products more cost effectively which results in a better price for our customer. There really is no secret to it, at Stinger Golf we just don't have the overheads that others usually have.
All that said, here is a little bit about myself!
Weekend Warrior & 4 Handicapper
Tim Riley - Owner & Founder - Stinger Golf
Golf has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy the walk, the feeling of being out in the open green environment and the challenge of this great game. Living in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, I am lucky enough to have access to some truly fantastic golf facilities and enjoy playing a couple times a week.
The Stinger Golf story began in mid 2017. It was born from frustration and the need to provide a solution to a problem. I had never used a Lob Wedge or Gap Wedge but would improvise around the greens. To improve my short game I headed out shopping for a full set of Golf Wedges. I was truly amazed at the cost! $200 AUD for 1 good club, I couldn't believe it. That meant if I wanted a set of three, I would need to part with $600 AUD! Needless to say I didn't make the purchase.
To be honest, I went home extremely disappointed that I didn't acquire new clubs. In saying that, the experience led to where I am today, investing in and producing equipment I use and at the same time making golf equipment accessible for anyone who might find themselves in the same position that I was.
I knew I needed to make something that looked good, performed well and equipment others were proud to have in their golf bags. Naturally we began by designing a set of three Wedges with a 52 deg (Gap), 56 deg (Sand) & 60 deg (Lob).
Stinger Golf launched the Wedges to the world in May 2018 and we couldn't be happier with the product and the response we've had from our customers.
I thank everyone for your support. Please let me know how you go with your Stinger Golf products.
Good luck on the course!