Modern Living: Help for the Duffer

Like most weekend golfers, an Englishman named A. (for Arthur) P. Pedrick, 52, often found his game wanting. "I was frustrated with my slicing and hooking," he says, "and I spent a lot of time looking for the damn ball in the rough. It was infuriating." But Pedrick, a mechanical engineer by training, a tinkerer by inclination—and a better inventor than golfer—has now filed plans with the British Patent Office for a series of devices that could offer the suffering duffer new hope on the links.

Pedrick first attacked a major problem for both duffers and professionals. Unless the face of the...

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