Drones could soon be flying to your aid!

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Do you have a mate who constantly complains of being hungry when you’re out playing 18 holes? Well, there could soon be an incredible answer to this. Why? Drones.


Yes, really. Japanese company Rakuten, who bought the popular UK online shopping site Play.com for £25m in 2011, have started experimenting with drones and the technology behind this is simply remarkable.

At the Camel Golf Resort in Chiba, golfers will be able to use their smartphones to order snacks and small golf items – including a sleeve of balls – to be delivered via flying drones to anywhere on the course.

Want to find out how it works? Check out this video below…



Pretty cool, don’t you think? And what’s more, they also seem very stable in what looked like a fairly strong wind.

However, a drawback: they do appear to be pretty noisy. Not ideal when lining up a nervy 5ft putt…


Drones on golf courses :: Your thoughts


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