Coming Soon To a Course Near You: The Golf Bike

It’s tough to find time to exercise. It’s tough to find time to golf. Golf is surely a form of exercise, but for some people, it’s not really as intense as they prefer their workouts.

For such fit folks, the Golf Bike can help. Instead of riding around in a golf cart, or pushing/pulling your golf bag along, you can hop on a bike with built-in bags to hold your full set of clubs. It features small-diameter wheels with wide rubber tires so the impact is minimal on the grass. They also come with six gears for easily traversing the terrain, and hand brakes.

The Golf Bike was featured at the PGA Merchandise Show in January, and is now starting to make its way onto courses. The Vinoy Renaissance Golf Resort in St. Petersburg, Fla., was the first to order some bikes. The Kierland Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., is offering up two bikes, with two more on the way, to try for free. And the Vail Golf Club in Vail, Colo., will have four bikes available to rent this summer at $15 for 18 holes.

Made by the Higher Ground Bicycle Company in Tallahassee, Fla., the Golf Bike joins the Golfboard (surfing/snowboarding), the Mantys (Segway/skiing), and the X9 Follow (a robot) as new, alternative methods to the traditional golf cart. All the inventions are a bit pricey, but so was the motorized cart when it was first introduced.

We can’t wait for the day a golf course offers every single one of these methods of transportation. While you bike, your buddy surfs, another skis, and another is trailed by his little robot. This needs to happen.

h/t PGA.com

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Garia’s Dream Carts
Bubba Watson Adds Custom Golf Cart to Vehicle Collection

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