Frasercorp is to distribute the GolfBoard single person transport vehicles in the UK. To operate a GolfBoard, the golfer step onto the board, takes hold of the stability bar and uses the thumb throttle controller to accelerate and brake, while the rider’s body movement controls the steering.
While using GolfBoard the golf bag sits on the bag mount/stability handle which is attached to the front of the vehicle. Experienced GolfBoarders may choose to carry a bag over their shoulder using the optional Bluetooth hand controller. However, the former requires less effort and the stability handle will also allow inexperienced users to build their confidence while getting used to driving their GolfBoard around the course.
The new four-wheel drive GolfBoards are powered by a lithium-ion battery which can be recharged in as little as two hours. They are also easily transportable because they can be dismantled and fitted into the boot of a car. Frasercorp says lease deals are available to clubs from £110 per month and demos are currently available on a first come, first served basis. They are now available for hire at The Grove and a growing number of other golf courses across the UK.
Justin Fraser Jones, a director of Frasercorp stated, “Just over a year ago I had the chance to go to America and try out a GolfBoard for the first time. It was an invigorating experience and one which I genuinely believe will attract a new generation of youngsters into the game. I’m proud that Frasercorp has been given the opportunity to introduce GolfBoard into the UK and feel sure they will prove to be as popular here as they are over in the States.” More at: www.frasercorp.co.uk