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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:56 AM
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Calling all golfers: my aunt is still playing golf but is getting frustrated because she
is developing macular degeneration and can't find her ball herself anymore. Have you seen/ can you recommend a golf ball that would be easier for someone with poor vision to find?
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:05 AM
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1. a different color?
bright orange, maybe? something that really sticks out? I remember seeing somewhere (skymall maybe?) a gold ball company that put RFID chips in the balls, you could find them with a handheld device. obviously not that cheap, not possibly great balls.

found it: radargolf.com
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:20 PM
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2. Thanks I was looking for those but couldn't figure out how to google them!
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 12:21 PM by hedgehog
Ouchie! They are pricey! I think I'll stick with fluorescent orange!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:34 PM
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3. Check out eBay -- there are lots of golf balls for sale.
I'm sure that there must be some brightly colored ones listed.

Good for your aunt that she is still playing. I had radiation in my left eye last year to destroy a tumor -- what I see out of that eye resembles what a person with macular degeneration would see. It certainly would be hard to spot a golf ball!!
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:41 PM
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4. the initial set is pricey, sure
but 30 bucks for a dozen balls isn't all that much, honestly, you pay more than that for NIKE balls.
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