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

Stan Megraw

Stan is a writer/researcher, a PhD graduate of McGill University and was a member of the CurioCity team for several years. As a kid he dreamed of playing hockey in the NHL then becoming an astronaut with NASA. Instead, he ended up as an environmental research scientist. In his spare time Stan enjoys working on DIY projects, cooking and exploring his Irish roots.

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