Surfing and golf is not something you typically would hear in the same sentence. The people of GolfBoard are looking to change all that. Released to the public in 2014, the GolfBoard is an easy-to-ride fully electric vehicle that adds a whole new level of fun and excitement to the game of golf.

The idea is to benefit courses, the consumer and the game as a whole. We at Sports Vacations wanted to see what all the fuss was about. We took a few out for a spin at a Golf Digest Top 100 facility in True Blue Golf Club in Pawley’s Island, SC.

In a nutshell, the experience was fantastic. The round itself was nothing to write home to in terms of performance. That didn’t stop the enjoyment of this brand new style of play. Instead of being excited to hit the next shot your focus became steered on your next ride.GolfBoard_Scott

One of the common questions we got about the board was how easy is it to ride? That was answered very quickly when we saw a 75 year old man scoot past us before we started my round. As someone who’s never been surfing it took two holes to get the hang of it. More notably, the novelty never wore out.

To avoid liability you are asked to watch a 5 minute video so you can understand how the machine works. To be honest, you really just need to take it for a test ride around the parking lot but I doubt their lawyers would agree.

Surf the Earth

The key is not utilizing your arms but instead your body and weight distribution. Your weight helps steer you left and right literally as you would surfing or on a skateboard. Moving your arms like you’re driving a car will be of no use. Once you realize that it’s smooth sailing. In terms of safety, you’d have to be supremely irresponsible to fall off or tip this thing. Its center of gravity is very low.

Recap

There are too many advantages to GolfBoards for this concept not to take off. The course has less wear and tear, you get to go to your own ball in your own ‘cart’ and rarely will you be limited to cart path only. True Blue Golf Club makes a perfect fit for this new technology being that the fairways are wide open (and beautifully plush green by the way). You can surf the earth all the way to that ball you hit entirely across the planet on a soggy day.

I have no idea what I shot that day and could not have cared less. According to their site you can find one in almost all 50 states. We hope this becomes the norm in the golf industry and suggest you try them out at your local course! So head on out and ‘surf the earth’.

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