RFID finds lost golf balls
June 24, 2004
For those who hate looking for lost golf balls after a particularly bad slice (not us, of course!) there is RadarGolf, the first RFID solution designed to keep players hitting balls and not backing up the course hunting for them.See also:
According to the Radar Golf website, "The system is comprised of an electronically 'tagged' golf ball and a handheld unit used to find the ball. When the golfer hits a shot that is difficult to locate, they pull out the handheld unit, turn it on, and point it in the direction of interest and begin walking toward their ball. By moving the unit from left to right, a pulsed audio tone (from the handheld unit) provides information on ball direction and distance. The golfer quickly walks in the direction of their ball and finds it within seconds, avoiding a delay in the game and the disruption to fellow golfers who come over to help look."
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