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Golf ball with GPS - yes or no?

 
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:08 pm    Post subject: Golf ball with GPS - yes or no? Reply with quote

Hey all Smile

This will be quick and painless; all I need is a vote!
I am a student working on a new product proposal. This is a golf ball with a microchip installed inside, which works with GPS technology and gives you info on speed, angle, distance of ball from hole and exact location so as you never loose your ball. This will also be waterproof in case it falls in the water. The ball will be more expensive than a normal ball, but it will provide all the above.

Would you buy it? Do you consider such an innovation useful???

Thank you in advance for your feedback and comments Smile

So, yes, or no? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly sounds interesting, Sofia... is it something you already have in development? How much more expensive will it be than an ordinary golf ball?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:50 pm    Post subject: Prob not Reply with quote

Well I think that
1. it will be very expensive
2. You will also have to create a very durable cover for the ball so that it is worth the initial investment - remember a ball scuffs, cuts and damages quite easily.
3. The weight of the ball has to be so that it still rolls true on th eputting green.
so unfortuneatley I think that it may be non-cost effective at the moment but I wish you luck in your endeavor
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

already a product on the market see Censored
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy wrote:
already a product on the market see Censored


This wasn't the question. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't know if this is a product that every golfer would buy. but it might be useful for golf instructors and coaches to use in lessons and practice to help assess swing and shot improvement
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:17 pm    Post subject: Golf ball with GPS - yes or no? Reply with quote

sounds gd to me it might be more expencive but your save yourself buying balls all the time if u have a golf ball with GPS i like the idea when u looking to market it ????
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like that radar golf product which uses a radio transmitter to find the ball. I did an interview with the owner of that co on my golf blog a while back.

But GPS would be another level than that. If those hand held GPS devices are $1000, how much would a system like this cost? Too much at the beginning for sure. But a few years down the road when GPS stuff gets real cheap maybe it would "fly."
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Golf ball with GPS - yes or no? Reply with quote

I dont think it suitable for me , Its so expensive
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds very interesting. But few people will buy it if it is very expensive. You must consider the factor of cost.
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