You’ve probably heard of Casey Martin before. His lawsuit and eventual victory at the Supreme Court gave him the right to use a golf cart in PGA Tour competitions. It turned out to not make much of a difference as Martin lost his tour card and eventually became the golf coach at Oregon. He qualified for the Open last week and now will be making his first US Open appearance since 1998 (also at Olympic).
If you’re at all interested in Casey’s story, this is a great video. Martin is entertaining, engaging, and humble. Regardless of what you think of the Supreme Court’s ruling in his case, it’s hard not to pull for the guy.
This is a pretty cool video showing some of Google’s self-driving golf carts. They’re showcasing it as a cheaper alternative to their autonomous Priuses that could be used to move people around corporate campuses for example.
Google engineers have actually been using this system to travel between buildings at the Googleplex. Once the carts arrive, they can either drive the carts to the final destination themselves, or sit back and enjoy the ride while HAL the completely friendly and benevolent golf cart takes you to your meeting.
I kid, I kid! Apparently they’re playing the Women’s British Open this week (who knew?) and somebody decided that the one thing missing in this water hazard was a golf cart. Bada-bing bada-boom, problem solved.
After watching this video I have a strange desire to move to The Villages (a retirement community and “Florida’s friendliest home town”). I guess it’s where these guys are all planning on living when they retire?
90 miles of cart paths for 50,000 golf carts and only 16k people that play golf? That’s nuts.
Perez blew a .25, although testing was probably unnecessary as driving a golf cart on a highway in the middle of the night should be sufficient evidence of being drunk. Police reported that his passengers(??!!) were returned home safely.
Surprisingly, DUI’s in golf carts aren’t that uncommon…