Growing up in the Canadian city of Calgary, Jesse Galvon knew something about playing golf with cold hands. Alas, that issue did not disappear when he went off to college in the States. That’s because his school of choice was the University of San Francisco, where summer can feel almost as chilly as winter back home.
“I always struggled to keep my hands warm on the golf course when I lived in Western Canada,” said Galvon, who had earned a scholarship to play golf and study at USF. “And I was surprised that I had to deal with the same issues when I moved to the Bay Area.”
But through a company called G-Tech that he helped found in Calgary in 2014, Galvon hit upon a solution to that problem with the Heated Pouch. Designed initially for professional football players, it uses a heating element powered by a lithium battery to warm the muff-like product that athletes wear around their waists – and into which they insert their hands whenever they become cold. And it has come to be employed...
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