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Just today I received a brand new 162 gram Wraith to replace one I'd lost. I am on vacation this week so I decided to throw a solo round at North Water Tower park here in Sarasota. less than halfway through my round the new wraith found it's way into middle of the crown of fronds topping off a cabbage palm. With overlapping fronds blocking out thrown objects from the bottom and sides I was about to give up. I thought about things and it occurred to me that a telescoping fishing pole, (the kind made for bobber fishing for panfish)  would be very handy. Less than 30 minutes later I returned to the spot after a quick trip to Wally World's sporting goods department. I got a 13 foot Shakespeare Durango fishing pole for about $8. It worked perfectly to reach up between the fronds and to lift the disc by the rim. Later on I was doubly happy because one of my drives sent the same disc into the clutches of a Live Oak branch which looms about 12 feet above the fairway. The kids accross the way were already discussing how they'd get it out later when I arrived with my handy dandy walking stick and got it down. When not telescoped It's about 4 feet long, and very lightweight.

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I would love to see a photo of that!

Hey, whatever works. I actually lost a baseball once by sticking it in a tree that I could not then climb. Your device would have worked better for sure.
I like the idea, but damn, one more thing to carry around. When I come down to Sarasota in the spring, can I just borrow yours?
Yeah, I thought to myself, "Now I'll have to carry this thing with me all the time." It actually is so light, that it's no burden, and acts as a walking stick. Sure, I'll come along for a round when you're in town. and bring the disc knocker downer LOL.
I will let you know when Todd, my in-laws have a condo out on longboat key, we'll be coming down when my daughter gets spring break.
Sounds good!
Just for the heck of it, I weighed it on my digital scale. It's just over 203 grams, so less than 2 discs weight added to your supplies.
I might just have to go to Walmart and get me one of those. For $8 it would be well worth it.
don't forget the lag hook and the hose clamps.
For me, it saved my new Wraith twice which I paid 11.50 plus shipping so call it 14.50 x2 = 29.00 minus $8.00 at Wal Mart. Net savings $21.00. With my paycheck that's a winner all day long LOL.
baseball of water bottle
What's the name of this course in Sarasota?? I might want to check it out...


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