• You may have read about our partnership with University of Delaware Engineering to develop a Ropeit Pro. The Fall semester is here and a group of talented Masters students have teamed up to build upon our smartphone app and the first prototype designed by Chris Hazel back in April.  The base model of Ropeit, which consists of a parachute and bungee cord attached to a golf ball at one end and a weight at the other, provides an effective and convenient practice tool for golfers of all skill levels. However, it would...

  • Chris Hazel, a Mechanical Engineering student at UD, has partnered with Rope It Golf, a Delaware based company co-founded by two University of Delaware alumni. Louis Girifalco and Marc Reda graduated from UD and the Lerner College of Business and Economics in 2009. Rope It Golf manufactures and sells “The Rope It”, a product originally invented by Louis’ father, John Girifalco, as a simple alternative to a hitting net and more convenient than going to the driving range. It has developed into a 20 ft long bungee and nylon cord...