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'Golf Ball Launcher': Never shank again

This air-pressure device has a range of up to 300 yards.

Air Force Golf

The next time your golf buddies start dissing your last swing, here's one way to shut them up in a hurry. The "Golf Ball Launcher" may not be of much use as a putter, but it'll probably make it a lot more fun getting to the green.

The designer of the launcher, made by Air Force Golf, was inspired to create it after his father suffered a stroke that robbed him of the use of an arm and a leg, according to Slippery Brick. But having witnessed the obsession of some duffers in our acquaintance, we suspect that interest in these air-guns-turned-golf-rifles won't be confined to those with physical disabilities--especially when they learn that it has a range of up to 300 yards. And they probably wouldn't even flinch at the $795 price that's estimated once it comes to market later this year.

Needless to say, not all courses have agreed to allow the launcher in play. But it could have other uses if you're still looking for ways to get that golf-ball cam into position to spy on your opponents.