Will Golfboarding Attract Millennials to the Course?

It’s no secret that golf courses around the country are looking for ways to attract younger players to the game. A much-needed influx of a younger demographic like millennials will not only add to the growth of the game of golf, but it will also keep golf course businesses healthy and robust, but can GolfBoard, named the “Best New Product” at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, bring millennials to the course?

Who Makes up the Millennial Generation?

Millennials, born between 1980 and the mid-2000s, are the largest generation in the U.S., representing one-third of the total U.S. population in 2013. Most are at the beginning of their careers, and will be a driving economic force in the decades to come. Ethnically diverse and well-educated, millennials are the first generation to have grown up with the internet. They are also a generation that grew up with board sports of many kinds. That’s why the GolfBoard promises to energize the sport of golf and bring millennials to the course.

What is Golfboard?

Part golf cart, part motorized skateboard, GolfBoard is a stable 15 inch wide electric board on which the golfer rides in lieu of the traditional golf cart. Easy to master, GolfBoard adds more activity to the game while improving speed of play and allowing users to experience more of the landscape. Its four-wheel drive and turf-friendly tires enable it to easily and safely handle all of the aspects of typical golf course terrain. The battery can last anywhere from 18 to 36 holes before needing to be recharged.

How Does Golfboard Work?

Users stand on GolfBoard like they would on a skateboard, and then shift their weight in whichever direction they want to move the vehicle. Operated with wireless handheld remote control, GolfBoard has two speeds: low (seven miles per hour) and high (11 miles per hour). While riding GolfBoard, golfers can use a stability handle or enjoy a free ride without the handle. They can carry their clubs or use a bag mount.

A Fun Way to Golf

GolfBoard lets people discover golf in a whole new way. It creates a more active, engaged and exciting way to experience the golf course, much like the way snowboarders experience the slopes, skateboarders experience the streets and surfers experience the ocean. With a base price of $3,995, GolfBoard can be purchased by individual golfers or acquired by golf courses to use as rentals.

Are you a Potential Golfboarder?

Let us know what you think of GolfBoard and if you see yourself using it instead of a golf cart during your next round of golf. Do you think innovations like GolfBoard will encourage more young people to take up the game? Tell us in the comments below!