Golf ball you will NEVER lose in the rough! Entrepreneurs claim to have solved the old problem of hunting through the long grass with trackable ball
- The & # 39; ball never lost & # 39; Follow the rules of golf and it will cost around £ 13
- Golfers can use the smartphone app that will tell them exactly where their ball is located
- The application works by picking up a Bluetooth signal emitted by a small transmitter
Jonathan Bucks by mail on Sunday
Golf can be a notoriously frustrating game, and few things are more annoying than losing a rough ball.
But two entrepreneurs claim to have solved the old problem: invent a trackable golf ball.
Instead of hunting through the long grass, often in vain, when a shot goes astray, golfers can simply pull out their smartphone and launch an application that will tell them exactly where their ball is.
Losing the golf ball in the long grass could be a thing of the past with the "Lost Ball" (archive)
The application works by picking up a Bluetooth signal emitted by a small transmitter inside the ball and guiding the player to its source. The signal can be detected up to 150 yards away, so a golfer should have no problem finding his ball if he has a vague idea of where he landed.
Swiss inventors Thomas Sandel and Alex Raimondi claim that future versions of the ball will also allow players to verify where their opponent's ball is and make sure they do not cheat by surreptitiously pushing it into a better place.
Previous attempts of similar products have failed because the Bluetooth transmitter can not take force
It is expected that the Never Lost ball, which complies with the rules of golf, will be available in stores for Christmas and will cost around £ 13.
Previous attempts to produce a trackable ball have failed because they were too heavy or the transmitters within them could not withstand the impact of the impact of a golf club.
"We have invented a ball that will allow golfers to play faster and get better results," said Sandel.
It is estimated that almost half a billion balls are lost in the 35,000 golf courses in the world each year.