The rumors are true: a golf-specific Segway is in the works. The "Segway GT" comes equipped to carry an ice chest, a scorecard, GPS equipment, and your clubs.
Segway officials showed off the GT at the PGA Fall Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Several rounds of beta testing followed, and the company said that the product should be on the market by the end of the year (just in time for winter!). The suggested retail price is expected to be around or above $5,000, a number slightly higher than the Segway's top speed of 12.5 MPH.
Segway HT America, the Houston-based distributor of Segway LLC, said the GT allows a foursome to play faster by transporting each golfer individually to his or her ball, and along cart paths, inclines and fairways. The company said the unit's lightweight size and differential wheel is gentle on turf -- allowing access to areas where standard golf cars generally are not allowed.
Funny, but we here at The Sand Trap .com thought that walking allowed you to do that too. And save $5,000+!