RFID finds lost golf balls

June 24, 2004

Alice Hill:

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.

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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Posted by andersja

Comments

I always have time for golf! Do you think www.printronix.com or other companies will find a way to make them for us?

:)

Posted by: mjcrown at July 8, 2004 02:52 AM

I always have time for golf!

:)

Posted by: mjcrown at July 8, 2004 03:06 AM
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