View Full Version : Homing beacon for disc golf
January 7th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I thought that this was too funny not to share
January 7th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Get me 20!!
January 7th, 2011, 11:28 PM
actually for a blind disc golfer it would be essential...as would a sighted partner, but with a sound at the disc to locate, and one at the basket it would be just a matter of strokes before it went in. Yes I've scored a 9+ before, why do you ask.
January 8th, 2011, 10:23 AM
I already tried this, but I used 10 amp swtch, a car battery, and a fire alarm bell. I didn't have the delay circuit, so I just switched it on and hukked it. It landed right in front of the tee and and made everyone else mad, but I didn't lose any discs.
January 8th, 2011, 11:21 AM
If someone could make a flatter inexpensive alarm chip, with a remote control that clips onto your bag, that would be wonderful. Me, I'd also want a button on the remote to activate an extendable whirling blade, so my disc could chop its own way out of the blackberries. Ooh! another button that whips out a towel to dry itself. Yeah. That's living.
January 8th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Not only does the disc alarm locate your discs but it also makes your boss fly like a roadrunner :)
Pretty funny/cool idea though!
January 8th, 2011, 08:54 PM
The disclamer - "Avoid hard impacts. Do not use golf disc alarm where hard strikes with trees or fixed objects are likely. Damage to the unit or separation from the disc can result."
Makes this invention a no go for me....:nahnah:
January 14th, 2011, 01:14 PM
When I first started playing I lost a LOT of discs. My idea for a similar contraption to this was to cut the operating mechanism out of a singing Christmas card and tape it to the bottom of my disc. That seems like a lighter, simpler, and cheaper solution to me. Since I am a world class procrastinator I didn't get around to actually trying it and these days I don't lose discs that often so I don't know how well it would actually work. If you try this I would suggest finding a card that plays a suitable Christmas tune. Maybe "Joy to the World (my disc is found)."
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