This robo-caddy will follow you anywhere

And it doesn't even need a remote.

Shadow Caddy

Some of the most important technology in golf has nothing to do with virtual putting , digital scoring , or video analysis of your swing. Case in point: The "Shadow Caddy."

This Australian-made marvel can follow you onto the first tee, through all 18 holes, and into the clubhouse, perhaps with the exception of sandtraps. And it will do it all by itself, without even a remote control. This robo-caddy works by communicating with a sensor worn by the player and navigating its way around the links with built-in processors.

The pefect accessory for the lazy duffer, it makes the remote-controlled caddy look like a dinosaur by comparison. Maybe you can even get a golfer's golfer's Segway and see if it can keep up. Or you can just a " Golf Ball Launcher " and save the trip altogether.

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