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OnCore’s new Genius golf ball with GPS technology (2018 PGA Show)



Why isn’t there a way to track your golf ball when it’s lost? Why can’t the golf ball deliver you data from the shot? OnCore — the company that brought the golfing world hollow golf balls with metal cores — answers those questions with its new Genius golf ball.

The Genius golf ball, which has raised over $110,000, has a chip in the core that, in conjunction with a phone app, can track you golf ball, and provide feedback such as ball velocity, spin rate, spin direction, carry and more.

OnCore had a prototype of the golf ball on display at the 2018 PGA Show. While the company didn’t reveal pricing, it did say the golf ball will hit retail “sometime in quarter 3 or quarter 4.”

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show here.

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  1. DaveT

    Jan 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    This video review of an actual product was posted in 2010. I saw the ball in Prazza’s booth at the 2011 PGA show. So not new at all.

    • tim

      Jan 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      It’s not about finding your ball its about digitally retrieving data pertaining to your swing, its an information gathering device.

  2. etan

    Jan 28, 2018 at 2:01 am

    How about radioactive balls and a geiger counter …. 😮

  3. Simms

    Jan 28, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Radar golf had balls that you could track years ago….

  4. 8thehardway

    Jan 27, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    The idea’s ok; getting my buddy who keeps slicing it into the woods yet always finds his ball sitting up with a shot into the green, to use it… that would be genius.

  5. acew/7iron

    Jan 27, 2018 at 8:48 am

    But will it fly like Callaways new Chrome Soft and spin like a Pro V?

  6. Victor

    Jan 27, 2018 at 3:53 am

    Will it floot also????

  7. Eureka

    Jan 27, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Why not just embed a simple beeper in the ball that beeps for 2 minute after being hit?
    That would improve pace of play out of the rough!

  8. Judge Smeills

    Jan 26, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    as i get older, its harder and harder to find my balls

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