By Andrew Liszewski
So this one’s a little hard to wrap your head around, but you can think of the Golf Mobile Boomerang as a kind of cross between golf and tether ball. It’s designed to be a portable aid that lets golfers practice and improve their swing without requiring access to an entire course. You won’t be able to use it in your home or office, but in a relatively spacious backyard you should be able to swing away without worrying about your balls rocketing their way through your neighbor’s windows.
The Golf Mobile Boomerang device includes a set of special balls which are all actually tethered to the main unit via a thin filament. So you can not only program the device to limit how far the ball travels, no matter how hard you swing, but they’re also automatically retrieved when the filament is wound back in. And based on how quickly the filament is unraveled when the ball is hit, the GMB can also calculate how far and fast the ball would have traveled were it not tethered, providing golfers with some quantitative data as to how they’re improving their game. Of course golf is most enjoyable when you have a healthy budget because the Golf Mobile Boomerang will set you back $1,242!