WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — If you're the type of golfer who doesn't like carrying your bag, but doesn't love taking a cart or using a pushcart, either, Demo Day at the PGA Merchandise Show showcased a variety of alternatives you might have been hoping for. Specifically, a handful of electric alternatives on display around the range at Orange County National Golf Club provide practical, and fun, options as you're hoofing it.
It's the fun of riding a dirt bike, but is built to hold your golf clubs. You ride seated, your legs straddling your bag, which is locked into place. The accelerator is a tab at your thumb, hand brakes are at both hands, and, of course, there's a cooler is over the rear wheel.
Retail: $3,700 (lease options available)
Clip the small sensor to your shorts at your lower back and this motorized bag carrier will follow you around as you walk. It features a screen that displays GPS data of the hole you're playing.
Retail: $3,995 retail (lease options available)
Set your feet like you would on a skate- or surfboard, grab onto the handle, and use the thumb throttle to start moving. A combination of steering with the handle and shifting your weight makes the board turn. The tires were made to have a minimal effect on golf course turf.
Retail: $6,500 (lease options available)
The front- and rear-wheel suspension creates a smooth ride. There are 15 different color options, and attachments that you can add—one turns your scooter into a beverage cart.
Retail base model: $3,795 (lease options available)
You've probably seen law enforcement officials on vehicles like this. The biggest difference is that the Golf Trikke has the ability to attach your golf bag—and a governor to keep you from going more than 15 mph.
Retail: $6,000 (lease options available)