Many golfers are not aware of this very new and innovative technology. A golf ball finder is an electronic device that can quickly locate your lost ball. Most varieties work with any standard white golf ball. Digital photo imaging is behind this new development. Some ball finders incorporate a super-fast imager that can locate a golf ball with a range of up to 35-feet if only 1% of the ball is visible. These devices are battery operated and can be clipped to your belt for very convenient usage.
There is one particular product endorsed by golfing great Nick Faldo called The Ballfinder Scout. This unit uses a video-like camera and can search up to 600 square feet in on e second which equals 1/7 of an acre in 10 seconds. All of the 3.2 million pixels are scanned in nanoseconds and analysed. The GLS locating system is scanning for a unique color signature stamped on any standard white golf ball. This unique golf ball finder requires only 1% of the ball to be visible (3 dimples). The Ballfinder Scout will not locate a ball if it is in the water or if it is totally covered.
A golf ball finder is used to speed up play which will greatly increase the enjoyment of every member of your group. The Ballfinder Scout is very easy to use. Just point the unit in the approximate area where you think the ball landed as you are walking toward it. There is a green neon button to press. Once the unit is turned on, slowly scan the area where your ball may be and keep it pointed below the horizon. Now you have a second pair of more sophisticated eyes. Once the ball finder locates the ball it will vibrate and the blue directional lights will come on. Walk in the direction the lights are pointing to locate your golf ball. It is just that simple to use.
Add up the minutes you spend each year searching for your own golf ball and that of your playing partners and you will understand just how convenient a golf ball finder can be. On top of everything else, your golfing friends will love you to death for using one. This isn’t one of those frill products, it is a very useful item and well worth the investment. Ball finders cost in the vicinity of $90.00.