A golf buggy as it’s commonly called in the U.K (otherwise known as a golf car or golf cart), is the perfect way to get around the course when walking is either too much of a burden, or time is of the essence. Actually owning your own golf buggy can also provide several benefits, as well as afford you the option to upgrade and outfit it in numerous ways.
The most notable topic of discussion concerning buggies is their price. After all, most courses have their own buggies for rent, so if it simply doesn’t make sense financially, there doesn’t seem to be much purpose to get your own golf buggy. The answer of course will depend on how often you golf, and how often you use a cart, as well as the amount of money you’re willing to spend on a cart. Beyond just the purchasing of a buggy for financial reasons though, owning your own buggy allows you to customize it any way you see fit, which is the big draw for buggy owners.
There are numerous additions that can be added to just about any electric golf buggy. Firstly, the buggy can be raised and outfitted with larger tires. This has several uses, providing a more stable ride at high speeds and in particular over rough terrains. The higher vantage point also affords golfers a better view of the layout and terrain of the course.
Next, your buggy can be outfitted with many different add-ons, such as coolers to store food or beverages, additional seating so larger parties can use just a single buggy, heavy duty shocks for ever greater stability while driving, windshields to prevent an increase in protein intake from bugs flying into your mouth, roofs and tarps to help prevent you from getting soaked during unpleasant weather (of course actually getting out and hitting your ball will be another story), and much more.
You can truly customize and build a golf buggy that you’ll not only be proud to own, but one which you’ll look forward to taking out on the course and scooting around in. When speaking specifically of electric buggies, there are also several advantages over gas buggies. For one, you’ll be doing your small part to protect the environment, an increasingly important topic throughout the world. Electric carts typically have higher top speeds than gas carts, so if you like moving around the course quickly, and especially if you plan to take your cart out on the roads (where it’s legal to do so), electric buggies will suit your needs.
Lastly, you don’t need to worry about the constant maintenance and servicing of gas engines, as well as having to purchase the gas itself. You’ll have to replace the battery every five or so years which will amount in a larger onetime fee, but on the whole you’ll be saving both time and aggravation with an electric buggy.
If you love golf, and routinely use a buggy to get around the course, having your own personalized electric buggy is something you should certainly look into. It comes with numerous benefits, and may even save you money in the long run as well.