Golf Ball Retrievers

ball retrieverEvery once in a while, you mess up a shot. I know. Shocker. The ball dribbles literally feet from where it started. It’s embarrassing, and you glance around in shame as you quickly run up and try it again.

It’s ok. It happens to all of us.

More often than not, the ball will travel far enough away from you where it is at least not mortifying. When that happens, it is a glorious thing. A golfer will almost never complain about having to walk a long way to their next shot.

But we’re not always, on the course, are we? Golfers, above almost all other sports, can be intense — even borderline obsessive — about the amount of practice that we try to sneak in. Driving ranges, school fields, backyards with nets, community parks… almost anywhere with grass and an area to swing. When it comes to putting, even the living room or office carpet is not safe from stroke after stroke of repetitive conditioning.

One thought plagues us, however, after we let loose with our first practice stroke — and probably has since the very first Scotsman thwacked his very first ball.

“Who is going to get that ball back to me so I can do that again?”

This section will highlight some of the most popular tools used to retrieve the ball after it flies away from you. (Or at least farther away from you than the embarrassing miss.)

Types of Ball Retrievers

The most common tool used to fetch your golf balls after hitting them from your “practice area” is the Shag Bag. These hand tools make it easy to hold a ton of practice balls and collect them quickly and easily without too much effort. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to even find those practice shots, and that’s why you may find a product like the Golf Ball Radar Detector or something similar to help you locate where the shot actually landed. Finally, the most common tool used while practicing your putts may be something like the Robocup Ball Retriever, which actually shoots your ball back to you after your stroke.

But is that all? Unfortunately not. Sometimes, it is on the course itself where you need to get you ball back. Enter that ugly pond on Hole #4. You know the one. It sucks in golf balls like Hungry Hippos eat marbles. In this case, you may have to use a different type of “retriever” to get your ball back.

Read all of our Ball Retriever reviews below:


Robocup Return Robot, Golf Ball Putting Practice

PGA Best New Product Award

Robocup Return Robot, Golf Ball Putting Practice | PGA Best New Product Award

Calling all lazy people! This gadget is for you. Practice your putting without ever having to bend over to pick up your golf ball out of the cup. This reminds me of that thing you put on your basketball hoop to practice your free throws. ...





Golf Ball Radar Detector w/ 1 Dozen

Electric Ball Finder

Golf Ball Radar Detector w/ 1 Dozen | Electric Ball Finder

It's golf gadget time. Here's an interesting concept for two hundred and fifty schmolies. But rest assured, this is going to pay for itself in lost golf balls. It's a radar detector for your balls.

The only catch is you have to use their special ...





The Original Bag Shag

75 Ball Capacity Shagger

The Original Bag Shag | 75 Ball Capacity Shagger

Grab your shag bag and throw it in the back of your Jag! Every serious golfer has a shag bag in the trunk of their car. When you have a shagger full of balls, you don't need anything more than one golf club and an open field.

Some of the best ...





Teed Up Driving Range

Portable Golf Chipping Net w/ Ball Dispenser

Teed Up Driving Range | Portable Golf Chipping Net w/ Ball Dispenser

"Teed Up Teed me off!" was one of the quotes I've seen about this product.

Uh oh.

It looks like such a great idea, too. The Teed Up Portable Driving Range is a simple ball holder that can handle 45 golf balls, and a mechanism that automatically places the ball on the tee... ...





Igotcha Ball Return Retriever

Lake Hazard Tool 6 Foot

Igotcha Ball Return Retriever | Lake Hazard Tool 6 Foot

How we all dread coming to that hole where we have to suck it up and hit a golf shot. There's no bailout. It's a long carry over a lake. You're going to need confidence to tee it up and swing away. And what better way to instill confidence then ...





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