The Nite Hawk Predator is a torch which allows you to find golf balls in low light levels. Small and easy to handle it is highly effective and can pay for itself within minutes.
To be honest, when I was first approached about doing a review on this product I was a little skeptical. I have tried other ball-finding products in the past and have been less than impressed. The Nite Hawk Predator, however, delivered surprisingly well.
The Nite Hawk is a well-constructed and lightweight torch made from aluminium which fits easily in your pocket.
It helps you find balls in low light (or no-light) situations so it's not something you would use when play golf. It emits a low wavelength of light which makes golf balls "illuminate" when shone in their direction.
Finding Golf Balls Is So Easy
The manufacturer claims that even if 1% of the ball's surface is visible you should be able to find it. Having used the Nite Hawk I can believe this. I've been out with it twice. The first time was to film the video you see above when I found 35 balls. Many of these balls were embedded in mud or hidden under swathes of grass, yet I was able to see their glow. Yellow balls are particularly easy to find with the Predator.
The second time I went out was with a friend and we looked for 45 minutes, covering 4 holes of the course he works at. We decided to have a contest, and in the end it was a tie, with exactly 40 balls each, and the whole process was easy and fun. I kept the balls I liked and the rest were handed on to another friend.
Even if I play horrendously badly I reckon I've now got enough golf balls to last me for the next year, all from a couple of enjoyable forays onto the course as it was getting dark.
The product is well priced and should pay for itself within a few minutes of ball hunting. It comes in a variety of colours and can be ordered directly from the distributor. I have negotiated a better price for BestGolfGadgets.com visitors so go via the following link to save some money.
Related terms: Ball Finder Golf, Nite Hawk Watch, Nite Hawk Bird