See The New Bubba Watson Golf Jet Pack Video

The jet pack will be available to buy in December 2017 and prices start at $200,000

Bubba Watson Golf Jet Pack

The New Bubba Watson Golf Jet Pack certainly solves the issue of slow play!

See The New Bubba Watson Golf Jet Pack Video

Could we be seeing the death of the golf buggy?

No, probably not, but the new golf jet pack launched by Bubba Watson and Oakley is certainly an innovation that the game has never before seen.

The two-time Masters champion launched the 'Bubba Hover' back in 2013 which was a hovercraft designed for golf courses.

This time, it's the jet pack.

The BW-Air, which features room for golf clubs and other accessories and equipment needed during a round of golf, can fly up to 3,000 ft at a speed of 46mph thanks to its 210 horsepower engine.

The jet pack allows golfers to fly over trees and water hazards, whilst giving you a birds-eye view of the golf course.

Bubba says "Golf is always looking to speed up play and that's what the jet pack is going to do.

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"The jet pack is going to make the rounds faster and more fun. The biggest advantage I see is the bird's eye view. It's going to give you the perspective that you've been missing."

Almost an 'unfair advantage' say Bubba and Oakley.

Prices start at a whopping $200,000 and it'll be available to buy in December 2017 in a range of colours.

It has been developed by Martin Jetpack who Oakley say are the market leaders in jet pack development.

They say that they're in talks with civil aviation authorities around the world who will create its own pilot training and licence requirements, as well as the situations in which the jet pack can be flown.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x