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Andrew Parr
Sports
San Francisco, California
United States
2 Team Members

Thank you for making this campaign a success! If you happened to missed the deadline but still want to be a part of #TeamParr2014 and get sweet perks, just email me at andrewDparr@gmail.com.




THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS, I'M HUMBLED.


In the Media:

http://scoregolf.com/blog/bob-weeks/2014/april/parr-meets-his-goal

The Globe and Mail - Roy Macgregor: Plucky Canadian uses crowd-sourcing to get back into the golf game

National Post - Scott Stinson: Faced with the ruthlessly capitalist reality of pro golf, Canadian Andrew Parr tries 'something completely different' in search of sponsors

Huffington Post - Mei Mei Fox: How overcoming a stroke taught this pro golfer the meaning of life

Golf Canada - Andrew Parr: The winding road to pro golf

Wei Under Par - Stephanie Wei: Meet pro golfer Andrew Parr and hear his inspiring story

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/04/25/funding-allows-london-golfer-andrew-parr-to-chase-dream-without-having-to-worry-about-money

CJBK Radio interview



    For most of my life, golf has been at the core of what I do and who I am. 

                               

I was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. I won my first top amateur prize in 2004, I was medalist at the Canadian Amateur, top-10 at the US and British Amateurs, and I competed collegiately as an All-American and All-Big 12 with Texas A&M University (2002-2006). In 2007, I turned pro and won my first-ever pro tournament on the Gateway Tour. Then something happened that changed my life....

I had a stroke.


I was only 24 and in what I thought was great health, yet I had a stroke. The event changed my life. My father had died suddenly at age 40, when I was 12 years old. These two events shook me. As I recovered, I grew to see an undiscovered world that lay beyond the golf course. I came to a new appreciation of every day, seeing the good in the people I met, embracing the rich diversity of beliefs and experiences that exist around the world. Rather than just be about winning, I became about living.

Strokes usually cause brain damage. For me it was my left hemisphere (which controls the right side of the body, language and speech). I had to literally re-learn so many things that were once routine.

As I started to get feeling back in my right side, still many simple tasks like typing were nearly impossible. I was stumbling in my speech. This was obviously an extremely frustrating time. I was reteaching myself all basic movement. I would move all day until exhaustion for months on end relearning some functions I had taken for granted. A friend gave me a book on Tedy Bruschi, the Patriots linebacker who would return to football after he had gone through a similar incident. This provided great inspiration to know that I could come back. I became fascinated with how the brain and body works, and human potential.

I was determined to get back to golf.  Six months after having a stroke I qualified for the Shell Houston Open on the PGA Tour. That same summer in 2008 I would tie for firsts before losing in a playoff on the Canadian Tour. I posted another 2nd place a few months later. In 2009, I qualified for and briefly led the U.S. Open after a rain-delayed first day. In 2012, I competed in several European Tour events and played in the final grouping on Sunday in Sicily, where I would finish 6th.  In the Joburg Open I played in the second to last group on Sunday to finish 13th in my European Tour debut.  In 2013, I qualified and played on PGA Latinoamerica. The following are tours and tournaments in which I have competed in:



In the years following the stroke, I traveled around the world, questioned my beliefs and my path, experimented with connections between good health, diet, and nutrition, met many amazing people and learned about their journeys.

All the while, I’ve been trying out new approaches to the game of golf. I’ve been finding connections between the way I’ve changed as a person with the way I need to play on the golf course to win at the highest levels.  I’ve come close many times and am now poised for a major breakthrough for my career. 

Through it all, I have come to fully understand something about myself. I LOVE THE GAME OF GOLF.  It’s a beautiful game, and it’s a beautiful way to learn who you are. People call it a mental game. I feel like it's more of an emotional awareness. To compete and win at the highest possible level. To live with passion, humility, and grace.

Over the years, a small group of dedicated sponsors gave me the opportunity to pursue my professional career. I’m so grateful for their support. This year I am going to try a new approach to sponsorship. My plan is to be sponsored by a collective.

With the proven support of my local community and the network I have formed throughout my career, I’ve found a large community of people who tell me they want to support me on my path. These people see my potential in golf, but also connect with me as an individual as I go through all of life’s ups and downs.

That’s why I want to do something different this year. I want to get a whole community of sponsors like YOU behind me for this 2014 season. No matter the size of financial contribution you make, I want to provide you with access to the world of professional golf and to life as a professional athlete. 

2014 is going to be a big year for me. I've played on nearly every major world tour at some point in my life. I have the industry's best coaches in my corner. I feel more prepared and poised than ever before to take the next major leap in my career.

Now I'm looking for another very crucial part of my team. I'm going to need your help to get there. For 2014, I need $75,000 in financial support to cover the significant expenses (see the full cost breakdown below).

I’m going to provide sponsors with exclusive updates during the season, interactive video calls with Q and A, handcrafted golf bags, hats, and the perfect polo. There are opportunities to receive virtual coaching, or chances to spend a training day on the course. If you run a business, I can take your best clients out for an unforgettable golf experience. There is also a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the best golf coach on the planet, Sean Foley!

In 2014, I hope to be lifted up by the support of a whole community as I reach for new heights in my career. It's the richness of relationships that make this endeavor worth pursuing. Let’s go do this together.

Thank you!

Andrew

ps- Even if you can’t to be a sponsor, you can still contribute by helping my campaign go viral! Share the video or like the page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest and other social media. Thanks! #TeamParr2014   

          



Video Chat Q and A

Ask me anything! Will send out an invite to sponsors. Interactive video chats via google hangout, skype, etc. Also receive exclusive updates, tips, and upcoming event details.




The Perfect Polo
This polo has been in the works for a few years now. I've worn nearly every polo known to man and created my favorite with my friends at Taylor Stitch in San Francisco. This is a super lightweight cotton micro pique with a touch of lycra for the most comfortable performance polo, timeless style, and great fit. Available in White. Made in San Francisco.


                                                                                          


The Hat

This 5 panel hat is a collaboration with Taylor Stitch. Made in USA. Grey Cotton Twill. Great for on or off the course. This is the hat we will all be wearing as a part of Team Parr.


Belding Golf Bags 
From its inception in 1965,  Belding's commitment to quality manufacturing has not wavered. This hand crafted American vintage carry bag with a leather bottom and shearling top is part of their heritage series. Manufactured for a lifetime of authenticity and experience.


One on One Coaching with Me

Whether you want to shave strokes off your round, enjoy the game more, or feel healthier, let me help point you in the right direction with systems that have been tried and tested over the years. I will provide customized lessons. You will learn the fundamentals of golf and how they affect ball flight, try my favorite practice drills and gym training routines, and learn how nutrition affects performance and health. I have various stages of coaching available to suit your needs. Visit me in San Francisco or Toronto to play and practice. Don't want to travel? I can do virtual lessons, by video chat. Everything you need to be a better, healthier golfer. Junior packages available.


Golf with Lorne Rubenstein 

Lunch and a round of golf with renowned golf author and writer Lorne Rubenstein at a club in the Toronto area. Lorne is one of the most respected writers in the golf world. Spending a day with Lorne on the course and to hear first hand his accounts of the golf world is truly a pleasure! Greens Fees included for you and two friends.


Your chance to work with the best coach in golf!!!

One day of private instruction with Sean Foley. Sean is the coach of Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, among many others. This is an extremely exclusive offer, as Sean Foley is not available for coaching to the general public and only one package is available. You and up to five friends will have the opportunity to spend five hours with Sean in Orlando, Florida. The day includes two hours of morning instruction, lunch, and then two hours of instruction in the afternoon.  This will likely be the most memorable, entertaining and fascinating days of golf instruction you will ever have. This package also includes a round of golf with me. I will meet you in Orlando for a round of golf the day before or after your day with Sean.

This package is available within 1 year.


If there are other perks you would love to see as sponsors, please leave me a comment and I will see what I can do!

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My Yearly Expenses

I'm planning on playing 20-25 weeks this year. $75,000 will cover my expenses for the full year whether I play a schedule of Monday Qualifying on the Web.com Tour or play on the European Challenge Tour. My weekly expenses are pretty much the same on both tours. I also have costs when working with my coaches.




  Weekly Caddy $1000 =  $20,000 This would be a huge plus




Q School

Qualifying School is a very important part of professional golf.

European Q School $2,500 entry fee + $8,000 in travel expenses = $10,500

Web.com Q School $5,000 entry fee + $7,000 in travel expenses = $12,000




Thanks for reading!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at andrewDparr@gmail.com
or leave a comment.



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  • $5USD
    Good Vibes

    Thank you for your contribution! Sending good vibes your way.

    10 claimed
  • $25USD
    Exclusive Updates

    As a sponsor, you will receive exclusive updates from Andrew Parr during the year, and you will be invited to participate in interactive video chats at key times in the season.

    40 claimed
  • $125USD
    The Polo + Exclusive Updates

    Cotton Micro Pique with lycra Collaboration with Taylor Stitch Fitted Made in San Francisco Sizing chart will be sent after campaign -If you prefer baggy size up -women size down All shipping included in North America (outside North America, please add $15)

    24 claimed
  • $140USD
    Combo #1 Hat and Polo

    Get 1 hat and 1 polo + Exclusive Updates All shipping included in North America (outside North America, please add $15).

    37 claimed
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    $200USD
    1/2 OFF Virtual Coaching

    Master's Week Special: Now - Sunday at midnight. Technology has allowed golf instruction to travel. Two hours of online coaching. Learn the golf swing, short game, exercise, and/or nutrition for better performance and health. Customized to your ability and needs. Multiple sessions available. + Hat + Exclusive Updates

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $375USD
    Belding Golf Bag

    Vintage Soft Golf Bag + Exclusive Updates Handmade in America, vintage carry bag with leather bottom and shearling top. All shipping included in North America (Outside North America: Europe please add $100 Asia please add $175)

    8 claimed
  • $400USD
    Virtual Golf Lessons

    Technology has allowed golf instruction to travel. Two hours of online coaching. Learn the golf swing, short game, exercise, and/or nutrition for better performance and health. Customized to your ability and needs. Multiple sessions available. + Hat + Exclusive Updates

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $525USD
    Combo #2 Hat + Polo + Bag

    Get ALL the gear here + Exclusive Updates Bag ships within 1 month Hat and Polo ships max 3 months

    6 claimed
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    $600USD
    Pro Performance

    Are you looking to perform better under pressure, lower you personal best and enjoy the game more? Learn the skills all the pros use from Paul Dewland, the Mental Performance Coach at the Core Golf Academy in Orlando Florida. Spend four hours on the practice tee in Orlando or have four hours of Skype coaching with Paul. Surely some of the most important skills to learn. +Exclusive updates

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    10 Hrs of Virtual Golf Lessons

    Technology has allowed golf instruction to travel. Ten hours of online coaching. Learn the golf swing, short game, exercise, and/or nutrition for better performance and health. Customized to your ability and needs. Available within 1 year + Hat + Exclusive Updates

    1 out of 3 claimed
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    $2,000USD
    Golf with Lorne Rubenstein

    Do you want to know what really happens inside the ropes at a tour event? Or get a personal and in depth perspective on some of the best that have ever played? Get all the stories from one of the best golf writers and gentleman of the game, Lorne Rubenstein. Lunch and a round of golf with renowned golf author and writer Lorne Rubenstein at a club in the Toronto area. Greens Fees included for you and two friends

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    1/2 OFF Day with me

    Last day special 50% OFF. Today only! Day-long training session for you and up to 2 friends. Morning of instruction, lunch, afternoon coaching round. Customized to your ability and needs. At a premier golf club Toronto or San Francisco. Green fees included + Hat + Sponsorship benefits Multiple back to back days available.

    1 out of 2 claimed
  • $4,000USD
    Pro Package with Terry Rowles

    Instruction with Terry Rowles This guys has all the latest tech to see exactly how you are moving, swinging and hitting it. One of the most experienced and certified instructors in the world. He coaches a handful of players on the PGA and LPGA Tours. Spend 4 hours of instruction with Terry in Scottsdale AZ, get an assessment and performance plan for real improvement. This also includes 9 hole playing lesson with me. I will meet you in Arizona . Includes greens fees and instruction for 2

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    2 Days of Coaching 3 Juniors

    Get your junior to San Francisco/Toronto and I will take care of the rest. Two days with me of practice and playing for a group of three. Whether you're local or flying in for the weekend. I will also take the juniors out for dinner and back to the hotel. Green fees, lunch and dinner included. Hotel not included Available within 1 year

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  • $5,000USD
    A Day at my Course

    Day-long training session for you and up to 2 friends. Morning of instruction, lunch, afternoon coaching round. Customized to your ability and needs. At a premier golf club Toronto or San Francisco. Green fees included + Hat + Sponsorship benefits Multiple sessions available.

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  • $6,000USD
    Private Outing in US/CAN

    One day of golf with me for a private outing, business or organization. Includes instruction/clinic and a round of golf. Can also include speaking at an event. Available anywhere in North America

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  • $10,000USD
    Pro Am Team and Gerry Dee

    Play insides the ropes at a tour event! Bring a team of four to play in the Wednesday Pro-Am of the Web.Com's Nova Scotia Open. All entry fees incl. PLUS Hang out on set with Gerry Dee while he shoots season 4 of Mr. D. + 10 weekly passes to GOLFest GOLFest is going on in Nova Scotia during Canada Day week. Be a part of the inaugural festivities by bringing a team to Halifax. Come early for the Canada Cup where Team Canada- DeLaet, Weir, Hearn take on 'The World'- Matt Kuchar, Gary Woodland

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    $30,000USD
    The Sean Foley Experience

    1 day of private instruction. Sean is the coach of Tiger, Rose and Mahan, among many others. This is an extremely exclusive offer, as Sean Foley is not available for coaching to the general public.You and up to 5 friends will have the opportunity to spend five hours with Sean in Orlando, Florida. The day includes 2 hours of morning instruction, lunch, then 2 hours of instruction in the afternoon. A memorable, entertaining and fascinating day of golf.

    1 out of 1 claimed
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