Look, Out in the Fairway: It’s a Segway. It’s a Golf Cart. No, It’s…Both

March 4, 2014

Ride on Golf Cart Scooter Ride on Golf Cart Scooter (via Hammacher Schlemmer)

Talk about a good walk spoiled.
In the latest assault on fitness and tradition, we now have the Ride On Golf Cart Scooter, which steers like a Segway, serves like a golf cart and is guaranteed to cut down on the calories you burn.
You’ll have to burn some cash to get it, though. The snazzy toy, sold by catalog giant Hammacher Schlemmer, costs $4,500, but comes with a rich payload for the slothful. It has a handle-mounted throttle, a cup-holder, reverse controls and a rechargeable battery with energy enough to get through 27 holes at up to 11 miles per hour. It’s collapsible, too, so you can stuff it the trunk of a compact car.
True, some golfers have physical restrictions and really do require the aid of transport. As for the rest of you, why not buy a robot to hit your shots so you don’t have to exert yourself at all?
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