Our Early Days
It’s not every day that someone gets to say their name is on the moon. Yet if you were to ever visit the moon that’s where you’ll find the name of our founder and Chief Technologist Roy Taylor and the names of his launch team colleagues.
As a former aerospace engineer for Lockheed and NASA, Roy worked on many exciting projects, including the Gemini-Agena Target Vehicle project. Roy’s specialty and passion – propulsion.
In his time away from work Roy enjoyed playing golf. As he says, he wasn’t a scratch golfer, but he enjoyed getting outdoors with friends and knocking the ball around.
One day, while out on the course with a friend from Cape Canaveral, Roy found himself growing frustrated with his game due to a bad back. As he approached a par 5 tee, Roy’s friend jokingly said “Roy, do you need a cane?” mocking Roy’s bad back issue and he never forgot that comment nor his bad back.
Years later after he retired and forced to quit golfing, he decided to see if he could develop a power club for him and others to use who could no longer physically swing a traditional golf club. His competitive spirit and rocket science propulsion brain kicked into gear and he thought “There must be a way.”
And the journey began.
Today, after several years of development and 5 patents, Roy’s vision has become a reality. To Roy’s delight, The PowerGolf club by EGC, the world’s only swing-free golf club, is now available to help everyone enjoy the game. Golfing is now possible for not only the skilled and able-bodied, but now the unskilled and physically limited can also join in on the fun.
As Roy likes to say now, one quick lesson and you’re on your way.