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My course just got some new one-person golf carts called Finn Cycles. My sons and I took them for a spin during a demo but have not yet played an entire round on them. Have you any of you tried them out? i cant find any reviews on here. I demoed a golf board once a while back but found it very hard to turn. the sales rep made it look like a lot of fun. I remember the Segway way back when. I am curious if any of these one rider options will stick. I liked Finn. It was easy to ride. even the most timid at the demo event were all smiles within seconds. I'll vote 'yea'. how about you?

 

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I’m wondering if a real ‘hilly’ course with morning dew might spell disaster?

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There was some talk about these scooter gizmos at my home course. Sun Mtn was offering them up as a better way to play ready golf, and speed up play. 

Last I heard the decision was still being made, but was not promising due to up front costs, and the extra liability the course owners would have to take on.

Personally I like the idea. 

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Looks like my comments about helmet laws got lost in the crash.


Find all the information you need about laws and regulations to ride a scooter or motorcycle in your state.

From a quick look, who must wear a helmet:

Alabama: everyone

Alaska: under 18 

Arizona: under 18

Arkansas: under 21, must also wear eye protection

California: everyone

Colorado: under 18

Conn: under 18

Del: under 19 (everyone else must have a helmet on the bike, but don't need to wear it)

Wash DC: everyone

Fla: nobody on scooters

GA: everyone + eye protection

Hawaii: under 18, everyone must wear eye protection

Idaho: under18 on public property; nobody on private property

Illinois: nobody for helmets; everyone for eye protection

Indiana: under 18

Iowa: nobody

Kansas: under 21

Kentucky: under 21

Louisiana: everyone, must have chinstrap secured

Maine: under 18

Maryland: everyone helmet & eye protection

Mass: helmet & eye protection

Mich: under 21

Minn: under 18 helmet, everyone eye protection

Miss: everyone

Mizzou: everyone

Montana: under 18

Nebraska: everyone helmet with chinstrap secured

Nevada: nobody

New Hampshire: under 18

New Jersey: helmet & eye protection

New Mexico: under 18

New York: everyone helmet & eye protection

North Carolina: nobody for mopeds

Oregon: everyone

PA: under 21

RI: under 21

SC: everyone

SD: everyone

Tenn: not clear from article

Texas: under 21; over 21 exempt IF have completed a training course

Utah: under 21

VT: everyone

VA: not clear as to off road use

Wash: everyone

WV: everyone

WI: under 18

WY: under 18

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Talldog said:

Looks like my comments about helmet laws got lost in the crash.


Find all the information you need about laws and regulations to ride a scooter or motorcycle in your state.

From a quick look, who must wear a helmet:

Alabama: everyone

Alaska: under 18 

Arizona: under 18

Arkansas: under 21, must also wear eye protection

California: everyone

Colorado: under 18

Conn: under 18

Del: under 19 (everyone else must have a helmet on the bike, but don't need to wear it)

Wash DC: everyone

Fla: nobody on scooters

GA: everyone + eye protection

Hawaii: under 18, everyone must wear eye protection

Idaho: under18 on public property; nobody on private property

Illinois: nobody for helmets; everyone for eye protection

Indiana: under 18

Iowa: nobody

Kansas: under 21

Kentucky: under 21

Louisiana: everyone, must have chinstrap secured

Maine: under 18

Maryland: everyone helmet & eye protection

Mass: helmet & eye protection

Mich: under 21

Minn: under 18 helmet, everyone eye protection

Miss: everyone

Mizzou: everyone

Montana: under 18

Nebraska: everyone helmet with chinstrap secured

Nevada: nobody

New Hampshire: under 18

New Jersey: helmet & eye protection

New Mexico: under 18

New York: everyone helmet & eye protection

North Carolina: nobody for mopeds

Oregon: everyone

PA: under 21

RI: under 21

SC: everyone

SD: everyone

Tenn: not clear from article

Texas: under 21; over 21 exempt IF have completed a training course

Utah: under 21

VT: everyone

VA: not clear as to off road use

Wash: everyone

WV: everyone

WI: under 18

WY: under 18

 

 

In Michigan, those over 21 can waive the helmet law if you pay the $100 fee.    Without the waiver, everyone wears a helmet

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53 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

In Michigan, those over 21 can waive the helmet law if you pay the $100 fee.    Without the waiver, everyone wears a helmet

So, if you pay a $100 fee you can ride the golf scooter without a helmet?

I'm sure that will quicken the adoption of these in Michigan.

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1 hour ago, Talldog said:

Looks like my comments about helmet laws got lost in the crash.


Find all the information you need about laws and regulations to ride a scooter or motorcycle in your state.

From a quick look, who must wear a helmet:

Alabama: everyone

Alaska: under 18 

Arizona: under 18

Arkansas: under 21, must also wear eye protection

California: everyone

Colorado: under 18

Conn: under 18

Del: under 19 (everyone else must have a helmet on the bike, but don't need to wear it)

Wash DC: everyone

Fla: nobody on scooters

GA: everyone + eye protection

Hawaii: under 18, everyone must wear eye protection

Idaho: under18 on public property; nobody on private property

Illinois: nobody for helmets; everyone for eye protection

Indiana: under 18

Iowa: nobody

Kansas: under 21

Kentucky: under 21

Louisiana: everyone, must have chinstrap secured

Maine: under 18

Maryland: everyone helmet & eye protection

Mass: helmet & eye protection

Mich: under 21

Minn: under 18 helmet, everyone eye protection

Miss: everyone

Mizzou: everyone

Montana: under 18

Nebraska: everyone helmet with chinstrap secured

Nevada: nobody

New Hampshire: under 18

New Jersey: helmet & eye protection

New Mexico: under 18

New York: everyone helmet & eye protection

North Carolina: nobody for mopeds

Oregon: everyone

PA: under 21

RI: under 21

SC: everyone

SD: everyone

Tenn: not clear from article

Texas: under 21; over 21 exempt IF have completed a training course

Utah: under 21

VT: everyone

VA: not clear as to off road use

Wash: everyone

WV: everyone

WI: under 18

WY: under 18

 

 

this whole helmet thing got me curious especially considering all of those e-scooters popping up in big cities and no one wearing a helmet. i was told that helmet laws will not apply to these golf e-bikes because they are for off-road use only.

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Don’t see it happening. Two golf carts on a hole just less a mess than 4 scooters making the course look like a Hell’s Angels convention.

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5 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Don’t see it happening. Two golf carts on a hole just less a mess than 4 scooters making the course look like a Hell’s Angels convention.

If the cart goes back and forth a lot between the two players' balls then I could see 4 scooters being less wear and tear, and likely less fairway crossing by the vehicles in general.

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It entirely depends on whether the course permits you to ride/drive anywhere or on a designated cart path only.  If designated cart path only, a cart takes the same amount of time assuming you drop a player off and move ahead to your ball.  If you wait for one player to hit, then come back and both of you go to hit the second person's ball, god bless us all.  That is how you get 6 hour rounds on an empty course.

The other concern with any scooter/balance board type golf vehicle is the risk that somebody will fall and injure themselves.  It is possible, though a lot harder in a cart.

Overall, I have to say not a big fan of the bike option.  I walk and pull/push my bag.

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2 hours ago, tri-golf said:

this whole helmet thing got me curious especially considering all of those e-scooters popping up in big cities and no one wearing a helmet. i was told that helmet laws will not apply to these golf e-bikes because they are for off-road use only.

I think it will vary by state.

It looks like some states require the vehicle to have pedals to be defined as a moped; others the engine size; others the top speed.

A few states mentioned exemptions for off-road use, others didn't. I'm assuming if there isn't an explicit exemption for off-road use, the law applies to off road use.

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I think that when you reduce the number of wheels from 4 to 2, you increase the margin for error. They look like fun, but they look like they could be an accident waiting to happen.

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22 hours ago, Talldog said:

Looks like my comments about helmet laws got lost in the crash.


Find all the information you need about laws and regulations to ride a scooter or motorcycle in your state.

From a quick look, who must wear a helmet:

Alabama: everyone

Alaska: under 18 

Arizona: under 18

Arkansas: under 21, must also wear eye protection

California: everyone

Colorado: under 18

Conn: under 18

Del: under 19 (everyone else must have a helmet on the bike, but don't need to wear it)

Wash DC: everyone

Fla: nobody on scooters

GA: everyone + eye protection

Hawaii: under 18, everyone must wear eye protection

Idaho: under18 on public property; nobody on private property

Illinois: nobody for helmets; everyone for eye protection

Indiana: under 18

Iowa: nobody

Kansas: under 21

Kentucky: under 21

Louisiana: everyone, must have chinstrap secured

Maine: under 18

Maryland: everyone helmet & eye protection

Mass: helmet & eye protection

Mich: under 21

Minn: under 18 helmet, everyone eye protection

Miss: everyone

Mizzou: everyone

Montana: under 18

Nebraska: everyone helmet with chinstrap secured

Nevada: nobody

New Hampshire: under 18

New Jersey: helmet & eye protection

New Mexico: under 18

New York: everyone helmet & eye protection

North Carolina: nobody for mopeds

Oregon: everyone

PA: under 21

RI: under 21

SC: everyone

SD: everyone

Tenn: not clear from article

Texas: under 21; over 21 exempt IF have completed a training course

Utah: under 21

VT: everyone

VA: not clear as to off road use

Wash: everyone

WV: everyone

WI: under 18

WY: under 18

 

 

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I always need the extra set of eyes in the cart with me to find my all, LOL.

Also, as stated above, hilly course, morning dew or rain, not a good combination. Plus the helmet laws if they apply to off road use??

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Okay, So my neighbor and I went and played 18 holes riding Finn Cycles. 
I have to say they are awesome! 

We had a blast! We've both decided that it should be the only way to play golf. No more carts only Finn Cycles! 

Here's a few clips of us enjoying our time between golf shots. I stuck them together into a little video montage. Enjoy. 

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9 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

Here's a few clips of us enjoying our time between golf shots. I stuck them together into a little video montage. Enjoy. 

They sure look like a lot of fun, but if I may make a suggestion, perhaps a different choice of music? Maybe try this song:

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