Technology has changed a lot of things, including how we play lots of games. Golf equipment has embraced technology in a rather significant way as the latest technologies are being used to manufacture clubs and other golf tools.
Although scooters are not as popular as they used to be when they first came out a few decades ago, they have found increased usage in the game of golf.
For the transportation of the golf clubs, players can either use a pull cart or walk and carry their clubs.
But there is now a better option to transport your clubs. Motorized single rider vehicles such as electric golf scooters are the new innovative option for those looking to carry their golf equipment easily. Scooters and golf boards are changing golfers’ views and experiences of how they enjoy the game.
How Golf boards are Helping Golfers Move around Better
Golf boards are electric skateboards explicitly designed to carry golfers and their gears. They can reach speeds of up to 14 mph, which combines the fun of skateboarding and surfing with the beauty of a golf course.
Apart from helping to transport both the golfer and their equipment, it makes things more fun and exciting.
Generally, the boards are powered by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries designed into the base of the boards. They are designed that way to provide a smooth riding experience on rolling terrain.
Interestingly, it doesn’t take too much time to charge them entirely and get them ready for movement. In most cases, it will take approximately 3 hours to get them fully charged. So when a golf board is fully charged, it can give you about 3,500 rounds of golf.
Here are some of the benefits of using a golf board
It reduces environmental damage
You can reduce the environmental damage of playing a golf course. That’s because golf boards are lighter and create lesser wear and tear compared to golf carts. Some golf carts weigh ten times higher than golf boards and golf scooters.
Golf boards are designed in such a way to have a minor possible degree of turf impact to reduce injury to the turf. With a golf board, the turf wear can significantly reduce by as much as 75%. . So, you will be doing the environment a lot of good if you decide to travel with one of them.
You can cover more grounds
Another reason you should choose a golf board over a cart is that it can increase the pace of play to a large extent. For example, a golf board golfer can go directly to their ball, but it will take a two-person cart a longer time to cover the same distance.
With a golf board or scooter, you can travel directly to your own ball. Thus, allowing you to play better, faster, and have more fun. It will also give you more time and freedom for pre-shot routine and golf shot execution.
If you are playing on a proper golf course, you may sometimes have to travel long distances for some shots. But a scooter or golf board will make your movement easier. Apart from the ease of rising and moving to another location, you will encounter less stress, enhancing your overall game.
Golf boards are also designed to be used on different types of terrains, including on loose gravel, soft turf terrain, paved trails, and steep grassy slopes.
Due to its low center of gravity, it is easier to step on the board, which is extremely important for first-timers on skateboards.
They also have large turf tires that can provide balance and maximum traction, while keeping the boards in beautiful condition.
How to ride on a golf board/scooter
If you already know how to use a scooter, you don’t need any lessons to get around while playing golf.
A golf board is effortless to use, although a beginner rider may have slight challenges. It is used as a skateboard, as you can place one foot ahead of the other to keep your balance. It comes with a thumb throttle designed at the center of the handlebars. Once you’re mounted on the board, press down on the throttle to accelerate. Release the throttle to break or bring the engine to a stop.
As we stated earlier, a beginner may find it a little challenging to get around quickly with the board. However, like everything else, you will get around easily with constant practice.
Controlling your movement
You can control the movement and turns of the board by leaning to the side. Most golf boards also come with a high/low switch that allows you to set the speed at the level you want. This will be especially important for beginners to help 5them gain more confidence before riding on a higher speed setting.
Additionally, most of the boards come with a bag holder and a stability bar to help improve balance and provide assurance.
Most courses see golf boards as alternatives to two-person golf carts, with most of the centers using boards to introduce younger people to the sport. But golf boards and scooters now have significant benefits than traditional golf carts, as we have seen above. While some still prefer using carts, it’s safe to say some prefer the simplicity and efficiency of golf boards.
They are lightweight and offer better movement around the golf course. In addition, most of them come with safety features that will enable even inexperienced riders to get around easily.
With faster charging time and reduced maintenance costs, golf boards gradually draw more attention than traditional golf carts.