Whoever said playing golf is easy has probably never tried it themselves.
Sure, it seems easy in theory (and from the TV and video games), but just hitting the ball properly is already hard. Aside from learning to swing at a driving range, you also need to know how to putt in order to get the ball into the hole when playing at a course. Simply put, golf is not easy. Nissan, however, has found a way to make it a lot easier.
During our trip to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese automaker gave us the chance to try the ProPilot golf ball, inspired by their own ProPilot 2.0 technology available on the new Nissan Skyline. The ProPilot golf ball works by automatically navigating itself across the green and into the hole. In fact, it will still work even if you are aimed at a different direction from the hole.
Thanks to this unique golf ball, anyone can become a golfing prodigy at any age. At the same time, it makes playing golf an almost stress-free experience. The pros, however, won’t be too happy to hear about it, and certainly won’t be happy to see it being used in official games like the PGA Tour.
We’re not too sure how it specifically works, but the golf ball is very well loaded with tech and possibly even a motor to ensure it goes into the hole, all the time. At the same time, it’s also very sensitive as we were told not to hit it too hard with the putter.
Just like the other concepts Nissan revealed to make life easier (Intelligent Parking Chair and ProPilot Chair), the ProPilot golf ball will strictly remain a concept. Thankfully, the ProPilot 2.0 technology has already been deployed in the new Skyline, and we got to drive it on Japan roads too.