A device for harvesting golf balls from water hazards.
Andrew Gable and Dylan Fuller are a couple of engineering students who have come up with a clever way of retrieving sunken golf balls. It’s simple in design and easy to use.
The idea for the Golf Ball Wrangler started with a school physics project. It consists of a series of circular fibre glass mesh discs mounted on an axle and the ends are fitted with weights to which is attached a tow chain. The device is tossed into the water, dragged along the bottom with the aid of a rope and the golf balls get lodged between the discs.
The Wrangler is available on eBay for $119.99 (plus S&H). Andrew and Dylan are now looking for funding so they can expand their business and improve the product. They hope to raise $10,000 by August 4, 2011 through a program called Kickstarter.
Article first published June 17, 2011