Prospect Equity is one of the more interesting equity crowdfunding platforms we have come across. It’s actually so unique that we needed to create a new category in our analysis. Prospect Equity is literally making business deals on the golf course.
Prospect Equity is “A new source of funding for pro golf careers.” Golf is already an expensive sport and when trying to make it to the big tour, it can get even more costly. This is where prospect equity comes in. They are assisting aspiring golfers so that money isn’t what is stopping them from being successful on the golf tour.
It doesn’t appear that Prospect Equity has launched yet. (As of November 2019) They have an early release program for both mens and womans golf.
Womens-(Early adopter program open only to current pros targeting LPGA/Symetra Tour Q-School in fall ’19)
Mens-(Early adopter program open only to current pros targeting Web.com Tour Q-School in fall ’19)
Incentives and Promotions
Prospect Equity completed the SEC from CFPORTAL for the equity crowdfunding portal regulations in July of 2019. While it does appear that most of Prospect Equity is just getting off the ground. Those that are intersted in being an investor are encouraged to reach out by emailing: [email protected]
Earnings & Data
So how do you get paid to invest in professional golfers?
As an investors you will provide upfront cash for the professional golfer to play the season through Q-School. In professional golf qualifying school is used for the top golf tournaments such as the U.S.-based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. A fixed number of players in the event win membership of the tour for the following season, otherwise known as a “tour card,” meaning that they can play in most of the tour’s events without having to qualify.
When the golfers earn at the tournaments. This is where you get your ROI from investment. Part of the earnings are then distributed to investors. If the golfer stops playing pro golf as a career, the payout obligation to investors ends.
Golf has one of the highest purses, and even just the thought of being able to take a percentage of earnings without stepping onto the driving range sounds like an inticing invesment. In 2019 the Top 10 mens golfers in PGA Tour took home over $50 million. Similarly the top 10 LPGA tour took in over $15 million in 2019
Mens – 2019 – PGA Tour
Womens – 2019- LPGA Tour
|1||Jin Young Ko||$2,714,281|
|3||Sung Hyun Park||$1,529,905|
|4||Brooke M. Henderson||$1,519,447|
|8||Sei Young Kim||$1,253,099|
|9||Hyo Joo Kim||$1,252,555|
While more than enough risk to go around, and no true great way to analyze whether or not a golfer will have a full-filling career. This investment will nevertheless make for a interesting conversation at the country club as your watching the next PGA event.
As per SEC form CFPORTAL application – The funding portal may charge a transaction fee payable from the proceeds of the offering and/or securities of the issuer.
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