It all started with a goal to create something that would remove sand from the putting greens on golf courses.
Eben Dobson’s lightweight, bristle comb broom swept the particles into the grass with ease.
"Sand was all over the putting green from people hitting bunker shots, and they were slapping it with their towels and hats and stuff," said Dobson, the creator of the Wisp. "I said, there should just be a little brush here that could help sift that sand into the grass."
What the Solana Beach man didn't realize at the time was that he may have actually reinvented the household broom. He said the lightbulb went off in his head when workers from the...