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A putter that plucks golf ball from hole

February 08, 2012

Plucking your golf ball from the bottom of the cup has never been easier than it is with the Eagle Grasp putter, which also was designed with the idea that you might have a need to retrieve it from the hole more often.

The clubhead of the Eagle Grasp fits into a golf hole and features a hole the size of a golf ball, with two rubber rings inside that enable the golfer to pick his ball out of the hole without bending over, preventing unnecessary strain and helping those with back issues

"Our owner [John Smith] had a little bit of a hard time bending and grabbing the ball out of the hole," company vice president Nicholas Costa said. "He's an avid golfer. He had an idea. Why can't you get a performance club that also gives the golfer the ability to extract the ball out of the hole, but not make it gimmicky."

The putter is milled and face-balanced and customizable; it comes with an optional weight kit ($29.95) that inlcudes five weights from 72 to 116 grams that can replace the 46-gram weight already on the putter.

"We tried to make it as universal as possible," Costa said. "We're targeting something professional, not gimmicky."

The putter is available for a promotional price of $149.95.

-- John Strege