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This innovative advertising device catches golfers' attention even while they keep their eye on the ball.

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This story appears in the October 2005 issue of Start Up.

What: Manufacturer of polyurethane products, including agolf-ball holder
Who: James Dewberry of Adverturf
Where: Canton, Georgia
When: 2002

Hands on the club, feet planted firmly, eyes on theball-you're ready to take the perfect swing. Concentratingdeeply, you inadvertently glance several feet ahead of you at astrategically placed advertisement in an Adverturf unit, agolf-ball tray and tee divider that has slots on both sides forads. Although later you may not even recall all you saw during thatquick glance, you can be sure that James Dewberry, 34, is bankingon your subconscious remembering everything.

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