Golf Cart

Casey Martin talks to the press

by Derek on June 12, 2012

in US Open,Video

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.

Google’s golf carts drive themselves

by Derek on October 23, 2011

in Equipment,Video

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.


More proof that women aren’t good drivers

by Derek on July 28, 2011


womens british open golf cart

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.


the villages golf carts

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.

If I do move, will I get kicked out of The Walking Golfers Society?  Full video after the break:

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Golf Cart DUI’s

by Derek on March 4, 2011

in Humor,Random Golf Stuff,Video

That beautiful mugshot belongs to Eric Perez, who was charged last Saturday night with a DUI after being found driving a golf cart the wrong direction on a divided highway.

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…

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Golf Cart Insanity

by Derek on December 14, 2010

in Equipment,Video

Apparently these guys thought it would be an awesome idea to give a golf cart a 100hp boost.  I wholeheartedly agree.

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