After the introduction of the cart, there wasn’t much in the way of golf course transportation innovation for decades, until the advent of the GolfBoard.
The first patented all-wheel drive personal transport vehicle for golf, GolfBoards took the game by storm when they were named Best New Product at the 2014 PGA Show. Now, they will be coming to the 35th annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship this August.
GolfBoards will be at a different World Am host course each day, including the Sunday skins game at World Tour, providing a total of 40 lucky participants the opportunity to “Surf the Earth” during their tournament round.
Don’t let the allusion to surfing scare you off, a GolfBoard is very stable and extremely easy to drive. The base of the board is wide, providing stability, and learning to steer, which you are able to do with minimal effort, is easy. By the time you enjoy a little pre-round training, navigating it around the course quickly becomes second nature.
And since a GolfBoard has 25% of the footprint of a golf cart, you can take a direct path to your ball around greens. According to the GolfBoard representative in Myrtle Beach;
“GolfBoards are the perfect transport for tournament play by giving the player the independence to ride directly to his own ball, at his own pace, with his own thoughts, focus, and attitude. And for some players, the opportunity to remain standing between shots and not constantly having to get in and out of a golf cart, can reduce muscle stiffness and aches and pains to the back and knees. We believe that riding a GolfBoard will improve scoring and look forward to proving this with the GolfBoard tournament rounds posted at this year’s 35th Myrtle Beach World Amateur.”
Golf hasn’t offered many “fun” innovations, but the GolfBoard will increase your enjoyment of the game; and for those of you wondering, yes, a GolfBoard comes complete with a drink holder.
So, how can you win a chance to use a GolfBoard during the World Am? Once course assignments are complete, if you are playing a layout the boards will be at, you will receive an email to signup. So be on the lookout for the email and make sure you enter for a chance to win a round on a GolfBoard.
If a course you play isn’t selected, have no fear. GolfBoards have been a part of the Myrtle Beach market for a couple years as True Blue, TPC Myrtle Beach and World Tour Golf Links have them available full time.
Golf adopts change slowly, sometimes grudgingly, but GolfBoards are here to stay. Simply put, they are a “Faster, Fitter and Funner” way to get around a golf course.
There will be a GolfBoard booth at the World’s Largest 19th Hole, so make sure you visit and learn how you can “Surf the Earth.”