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  1. 1. Would you ride one? Comment below.

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I played with a guy a few weeks ago that had a Golf Bike. He bought it off of someone who didn't want it anymore, but they had replaced the front wheel with one that has an electric motor. At first, I thought this looked goofy but quickly took notice of how he progressed from shot to shot with speed and ease. Several other people came over and took pictures and asked him about it. It turned out to be quite the conversation piece.

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I added a poll to find out who would ride one of these around the course. Would the electric motor conversion make a difference?

Starting off, I voted Yes. I enjoy biking and think this would be a fun and fast way to get around a golf course despite how goofy it might look. The downside would be that I would get to my ball quicker and therefore spend more time waiting on the group in front of me. Then again, maybe they would be more inclined to let me play though.

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5 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

Starting off, I voted Yes. I enjoy biking and think this would be a fun and fast way to get around a golf course despite how goofy it might look. The downside would be that I would get to my ball quicker and therefore spend more time waiting on the group in front of me. Then again, maybe they would be more inclined to let me play though.

I believe I've seen that guy as well. It absolutely looks goofy. 

As far as people being more inclined to let you play through ... well let's remember where we are.

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Just now, David in FL said:

Not on a bet.  Relatively narrow bicycle tires on even a slightly damp course strikes me as a recipe for disaster...

This thing has fat tires.

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8 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

This thing has fat tires.

Not fat enough, and much thinner than other push/pull/riding cart alternatives.  It’s still going to be a real pain in soft conditions.  The kickstand isn’t likely to be effective in soft conditions either, nor on a hill.  I can easily see some course damage from ruts too.  Even the video doesn’t show it off a paved cart path.

I do a lot of biking and will “just say no” to this one!

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It said in the advertisement that it been in beta test for 4..5 years. I guess they take into consideration soft conditions. 

Another biker here that said no to this one. 

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It’s just a hassle really. It shows a bag with nothing but ...clubs. Some people carry quite a bit of stuff with them when playing. I dunno...I can’t see me using it unless I’m alone for 9 holes in the evening and it’s dry outside.

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I have seen similar versions of the bike pictured. The ones I saw appeared to be home made. I'd try one. 

There are three ladies at our home course who peddle around on three wheel trikes. Their golf bags are attached, sitting in a basket, on the back of their tricycles. 

They rarely get off the cart path from what I have seen, which makes sense.. Riding/peddling on concrete is alot easier than riding in grass. 

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My no comes primarily from the fact that, considering my current physical condition, balancing on a two wheel bike is out of consideration.

I have seen a 3 wheel golf cart and that appeals to me more.

 

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 It still drives me nuts when the marketing around these things is primarily about improving pace of play.

Until everyone understands the real cause behind pace of play, all the scooters, cycles, or carts in the world won’t help. You can still only play as fast as the slowest players on the golf course…

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12 hours ago, Osnola said:

How would it work on a wet course?  I don’t think very well. 

For all the concerns about riding this on a wet course, it was a damp, dewy morning and it did just fine. It doesn't weigh much and the fat tires seemed to really grip. I don't think it would work if there was a ton of standing water on the course, but neither do carts.

8 hours ago, iacas said:

I thought the topic was about this:

No, but I like the fact that you can put your whole bag on that one. This one is an actual bicycle that you pedal.

8 hours ago, David in FL said:

 It still drives me nuts when the marketing around these things is primarily about improving pace of play.

Until everyone understands the real cause behind pace of play, all the scooters, cycles, or carts in the world won’t help. You can still only play as fast as the slowest players on the golf course… 

I don't see this as a solution to slow play. Getting morons off the course will do that.

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17 minutes ago, CarlSpackler said:

For all the concerns about riding this on a wet course, it was a damp, dewy morning and it did just fine. It doesn't weigh much and the fat tires seemed to really grip. I don't think it would work if there was a ton of standing water on the course, but neither do carts.

Knowing Kittyhawk that place will be a rock by the time I get out there this weekend.

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11 hours ago, iacas said:

I thought the topic was about this:

 

I would definitely try that. The bag in front of you is better for balance. I’ve raced bikes, road and mountain, have really good bike handling skills, but I think the average rider could handle this.

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I can't see my self climbing on and off one of those 100 times or more in a round of golf. Also, I don't see any protection from the sometimes less than stellar weather we get around here in the PNW. The course I usually play doesn't have much in the way of cart paths so I'll stick with the cart, thank you...

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