Technology has changed the way many sports are played now a days and golf is not the exception.
Although it is debatable, it is believed that its origins go way back to Scotland during the middle ages. For more than 800 years the game was played without the assistance of a machine. All that changed when the machine was introduced into the golf courses. The traditional golf cart has been around for nearly 70 years. It has been the vehicle that all golfers have been using to reach the green for the past decades. The idea of the golf cart originated from the three wheel boogie that was made for women to go grocery shopping. They were powered by a battery and also ran on three wheels. It wasn’t until the early 1970’s when the first changes were made. The new gas powered models had four wheels instead of three and a steering wheel instead of a tiller steering. With revenues of $200 million per year, the modern golf carts have been a huge success. Then came the hovercraft.
Now we come across the next evolution of the golf cart. Professional golf player Bob Watson teamed up with Oakley to introduce the custom made Hovercraft golf cart. With a 65 horse power engine it lets you glide across the golf course reaching speeds up to 45 mph. You can easily float over water hazards and sand traps barely leaving a mark on the golf course. According to Chris Fitzgerald, president of Neoteric Hovercraft Inc., the hovercraft’s footprint pressure is 33 times less than a human foot. This allows the player to come off right on the green, so no more leaving your golf cart 30 yards from the green or having to stay in the cart path when it’s raining. The Hovercraft golf cart is every golfer’s dream come true. The BW1 (model name) is now available to the public for $58,000, but if happiness doesn’t have a price, than the Hovercraft golf cart is right for you.