GolfBoards, electric devices that resemble a combination of a skateboard and scooter, are quickly gaining popularity at golf courses in the United States.
The latest course of note to make GolfBoards available to customers is True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C., just south of Myrtle Beach. According to MyrtleBeachOnline.com, the cost to use a GolfBoard for 18 holes is $29 more than the combined price for green and cart fees. According to the course’s website, green fees are typically around $100.
"It’s a completely unique experience playing golf with it," Bob Seganti, director of golf at True Blue and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, told MyrtleBeachOnline.com. "It seems to be a really safe product. Age is not a factor in using these boards. If you can stand up you can feel comfortable and safe using it."
True Blue reportedly has invested in four GolfBoards with the possibility of acquiring more, depending on the response. A post on True Blue’s Facebook page announcing the arrival of GolfBoards has nearly 150 comments and 1000 likes, so True Blue staffers aren’t concerned about a lack of popularity.
"Interest has been amazingly high," said Seganti. "We've had people call and say they want to play the property because we have the board. There seems to be a lot of excitement about it coming to the marketplace."
GolfBoards have also been recently added at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., site of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
"We've made lots of inroads with big companies who have done their due diligence," said Todd Barlow, a local GolfBoards sales rep. "We're at the point now where we feel it will be at every course the same way golf carts are now. It's just a matter of how long it will take."
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