Is it a skateboard, is it a golf buggy? It's both
THE business of marketing golf to new customers just got a boost with the launch of a new motorised skateboard that carries a golf bag too, local company Golf Skate Caddy said.
The firm markets a new motorised caddy that is based on an extended skateboard. It has four chunky tyres and a deck twice as wide as a standard skateboard.
Golfers attach their bag on the front and then stand on the board to ride the fairways to their next shot. Videos suggest the board is also more manoeuvrable than the standard golf buggy.
The Golf Skate Caddy is officially scheduled for release next month although inventor Douglas Mizzi, of the Golf Skate Caddy firm, is heavily promoting it at golf clubs, resorts and organisations. Sunshine Coast based PGA Professional Legend's Tour Player Darrell Dalton is also assisting with promotions.
The duo attended the Queensland Amputee Golf Association Championships on the Gold Coast last month and were encouraged by the response to the invention at the Lakeland's and RACV Royal Pines golf courses.
It was the first time the golf skateboards were used in tournament conditions and the results were good, Mr Dalton said.
"The units performed better than expected in slightly heavy fairway conditions for the two-day tournament and both Douglas and I came away with an added confidence that the product is first rate and able to handle whatever we throw at it," he said.
The Golf Skate Caddy will be displayed at the Plates for Mates golf day at Cooroy Golf Club on April 13.