GolfBoard review

Golf Monthly's Neil Tappin trials this four-wheel-drive golf skateboard

GolfBoard review

Golf Monthly's Neil Tappin has a go on this four-wheel-drive golf skateboard in his GolfBoard review

Above, Golf Monthly's Neil Tappin has a go on this four-wheel-drive golf skateboard in his GolfBoard review.

According to GolfBoard: "GolfBoard is undeniably the most exciting and enjoyable way to experience any course. Easy to learn, safe, and exciting, Golfboard can be mastered by most anyone in just a few minutes.

"After just a few holes, you will quickly agree that GolfBoard is by far the most fun you have ever had on a golf course."

At a glance:

- A skateboard buggy combination that makes golf more fun - It costs £3,399, with many clubs now offering them via hire

Winner of the ‘Best New Product’ award at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, GolfBoard is now available to try in the UK.

The motorised skateboard style vehicle can be ridden with your clubs on your back, or attached to the front, and can tackle nearly all types of terrain.

To use the Golf Board, all you have to do is to step on and operate a wireless hand-held controller that allows you to accelerate and break, while your body movements control the steering.

While using a GolfBoard you can either carry your bag over your shoulders, or attach it to a bag mount come stability handle at the front.

While the bag holder is the easier method to master, the carrying method helps you engage your core muscles and balance skills to transform your round into more of a workout.

What’s more, the innovative four-wheel drive GolfBoard has already been proven to speed up play and, as an added benefit, it causes much less impact on the course than a traditional buggy.

With a compact size of just 50x20x10”, the GolfBoard is easy to store and takes up minimal space in the boot of your car.

It is available at £3,399, on finance from £69.00 a month subject to status, or to hire at a growing number of golf clubs around the UK.

 

Nick Bonfield
Nick Bonfield

Nick Bonfield joined Golf Monthly in 2012 after graduating from Exeter University and earning an NCTJ-accredited journalism diploma from News Associates in Wimbledon. He is responsible for managing production of the magazine, sub-editing, commissioning and feature writing. Most of his online work is opinion-based and typically centres around the Majors and significant events in the global golfing calendar. Nick has been an avid golf fan since the age of ten and became obsessed with the professional game after watching Mike Weir and Shaun Micheel with The Masters and USPGA respectively in 2003. In his time with Golf Monthly, he's interviewed the likes of Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Jose Maria Olazabal, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Billy Horschel and has ghost-written columns for Westwood, Wayne Riley, Matthew Southgate, Chris Wood and Eddie Pepperell. Nick is a 12-handicap golfer and his favourite courses include Old Head, Sunningdale New, Penha Longha, Valderrama and Bearwood Lakes. If you have a feature pitch for Nick, please email nick.bonfield@futurenet.com with 'Pitch' in the subject line. Nick is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade M1 Fairway wood: TaylorMade RBZ Stage 2 Hybrid: Ping Crossover Irons (4-9): Nike Vapor Speed Wedges: Cleveland CBX Full Face, 56˚, Titleist Vokey SM4, 60˚ Putter: testing in progress! Ball: TaylorMade TP5x