The one thing you can say about the ancient royal game of golf is it’s designed to take you back to nature. Just you, the trees, bushes and grass and a infernally annoying little ball you’re trying to get down a tiny hole. The stroll across the fairways, the gentle sound of the putt as it strokes the ball somewhere close to the hole. It’s all so beautifully serene.
Or at least it was. Until golfer Bubba Watson came along with his damnable idea of a new form of transport around the course. The BW1 Golf Cart Hovercraft is one of those products that sounds awesome on paper, swishing around over grass and water on a cushion of air, but you mark our words, this will get banned on courses across the world faster than you can say Tiger Woods.
Sure they’ve tried to make it quiet, as you can tell from the video, but can you imagine what a modern busy course would be like with everyone driving one of these instead of a cart? It’s going to be like the I-405 at 9.30am on a Monday morning. Hell on wheels. Or air. Or whatever. Anyway, the thing is now officially on sale at a mere $58,000, so please form an orderly queue.
Just don’t blame us when your local course tells you ever so politely where you can go with your new fangled machine…hint…it probably won’t be anywhere near a tee.