The wait is over. Surf-able golf carts are finally coming to a golf course near you.
GolfBoards are going national, after making their North American debut on a limited basis more than a year ago. A deal was recently struck between Sol Boards, which manufacturers the stand-up boards, and Billy Casper Golf, the nation’s largest operator of daily-fee courses. Golf.com first reported the deal. The next time you hit the links, you’ll be able to “surf the earth” at speeds up to 14 mph.
About 100 courses throughout North America already have GolfBoards, but 300 more courses are expecting theirs to arrive within the next three months.
The skateboard-cart hybrid, was actually co-created by surfing legend Laird Hamilton, Bally’s Total Fitness founder Don Wildman and an Oregon based entrepreneur team.
According to GolfBoard co-founder Paul Hodge, a recent study found that 96 percent of players who used the GolfBoard said the boards would be their preferred method of golf transport in the future. By the end of the summer, Hodge expects that there will be GolfBoards at courses in all 50 states.