It's been a while since we found anything worth covering on the golf beat, but that doesn't mean that labs full of green-vested engineers haven't been slaving over the next big thing in links technology. And it looks like they've come up with it. The BallFinder SCOUT works with ordinary white golf balls, and uses a scanning digital camera to track them down as long as at least 1% of the ball is exposed. The device can apparently scan 600 square feet per second, and works in almost any terrain. Of course, at a price of over $260, you could buy quite a few new balls, but where's the fun in that?

[Via Gizmag]

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BallFinder SCOUT tracks down golf balls with scanning camera