Golf Ball Pick-Ups and Retrievers
From the back nine to your backyard, golf can be a fun and relaxing way to spend your time. While playing, a golf ball retriever, ball pick up or shagger from a brand like Callaway can help you avoid lost balls and sore backs. These tools are a great addition to any golfer’s bag.What is a golf ball retriever?
A ball retriever, also known as a shagger, is a specialized tool that allows a golfer to shag a golf ball from obstacles like water hazards without endangering themselves. The typical golf ball retriever is a long shaft that can extend several feet. A ring or cup at the end of the golf ball retriever acts as a scoop to shag the ball.
- A golf ball retriever can easily fit into a normal golf bag, and can be taken on any outing.
- Ball retrievers use telescoping technology to extend up to 15 ft. This allows a golfer to shag golf balls that are well out of arm’s reach.
- Many popular brands, including Callaway, make golf ball retrievers.
- A branded golf ball, like Callaway, is an expensive investment. A golf ball retriever can help cut down on that expense.
Ball pick ups are another tool, but instead of shagging balls from obstacles like a ball retriever, this type of shagger allows a golfer to easily retrieve a ball from the ground without bending over. These retrievers come in two main types, a claw that can be added to a club, or a shag bag, which can pick up multiple golf balls before being emptied.What is a claw style shagger?
When on the green, a player frequently must grab their golf ball to allow other putts. Additionally, they must retrieve their ball after holing their own ball. The amount of times a golf ball must be picked up can be taxing on the back and knees, so a claw style ball pick up can be used to prevent this wear and tear.
- Usually added to the putter, claws can typically be easily screwed into the base for shagging.
- To shag, simply flip the club and use the claw to grab without any bending motion, saving your knees for the back nine.
This retriever is used to recover many balls without the need to bend and grab each one. This tool is perfect for use during a session on the practice green, or even when hitting a few golf balls in your own backyard.
- An aluminum tube with clips on the end is used to grab the golf ball.
- Grabbing another ball pushes the first ball up the tube and so on.
- When many golf balls are grabbed, the balls will fall out of the tube into a nylon bag, which is easily emptied through a zipper.
- Some companies, such as Callaway, are switching to sturdier boxes on the retriever that can also double as a feeder.