Last April, professional golfer Bubba Watson announced that he had co-developed the world's first hovercraft golf cart. Because it floats on a layer of air, placing 33 time less pressure on the ground than the average human foot, the hovercraft – named the BW1 — is able to zip across fragile greens, water hazards and sand traps at speeds up to 55 m.p.h., all while seating four people and holding two golf bags.
The only problem, aside from the contraption's probably incredibly loud engine, was that just one of the hovercraft existed, a prototype presumably available only to Watson and his friends. But now a golf course in Ohio has purchased two of the vehicles for its members to use. the Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield will introduce their new hovercrafts on July 27, during the club's first annual Hover Bash.
"We wanted to be able to offer something no other course could," managing director Pete Duffey said in a statement. "A way to further put Windy Knoll Golf Club on the map of public destination golf courses. It was an easy decision. When we saw them on YouTube, we said 'We gotta have those!'"
The club hasn't set a price for rentals yet, but considering the hovercrafts cost $58,000 each, they probably won't be cheap.
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