How Golf Carts are no longer just for Golf
I still remember being fancied by those cute carts being driven around the golf greens. I wondered if it added to the charm of the sport to be able to navigate your course with a beautiful little car.
Seemingly easy to drive, the golf carts would usually be electric powered which meant they were not only eco-friendly but also quite noiseless and smooth. I wondered why more cars weren’t like that, but then again – it would take away the absolute charm of these.
Skip a few years ahead and I am chaperoned through impeccably decorated grounds of a resort on one of those very golf carts. There is no golf to play here but the experience is magnified with the comfortable ride. It wouldn’t be the same if I was captured in a traditional car with the windows rolled down.
A quick admission check at the university suddenly becomes an adventure when the staff greets me from their fancy golf cart. “It doesn’t even look like a golf cart”, I exclaim as they take me through a campus tour. The gorgeous classic cart they’re treating me to is suddenly reason enough for me to start a course here.
The complex my friend works at has extended multi-seater golf carts to attend to the needs of the employees. It makes their day more efficient, knowing they can get from one place to another faster without having to sweat it out with a long walk.
I am glad golf carts have found their way outside of golf courses and found application in so many unique and useful ways. People have embraced the utility of a cart that was once just an experience to stroll around and have made it an integral part of their every day productivity.
All they need to do is plug it through the night and it serves them well all through the next day. That’s much easier than sending a fuel car for a refill to a petrol pump situated kilometers away for sure. Internal campus use has grown manifold over the past decade and more people are using eco-friendly transport to solve their needs.
Hospitals now use electric ambulances and medical waste trolleys in their complex. University and educational institutes have made it staple to help parents navigate their large premises in short times. Housing complexes make it easier now to receive residents from the parking lots to their houses. Large resorts have found use with efficient housekeeping trolleys, passenger carriers and luggage loaders.
A recent trip to the golf course brought back those memories of being wowed by those little cars again. They still wow me, in ways I had never comprehended back then. Electric is the way to move forward and we sure are on the right track.