SURF THE EARTH ON THE GOLFBOARD
The greatest invention in golf since the graphite shaft, the GolfBoard is forever changing the way golfers experience the game. Powered by an environmentally friendly lithium-ion battery, the GolfBoard is an easy-to-ride fully electric vehicle that adds a whole new level of fun and excitement. Golfers of all ages can now “Surf the Earth” from shot-to-shot in a way that feels like snowboarding or surfing. We call it “GolfBoarding.”
MAINTAINS THE TRADITIONS OF THE GAME
GolfBoarding changes the golfing experience, without changing the spirit and traditions of the game. With over 200 courses now offering GolfBoard rentals, and hundreds of thousands of GolfBoarding rounds played, the GolfBoard has a proven ability to attract new players and energize the sport.
FAREWELL TO THE 5 HOUR ROUNDS
The GolfBoard dramatically increases the pace-of-play. After conducting extensive time trials—the average round on the GolfBoard is 2:37!
Making it possible to play 36 holes in 5 hours.
“Our winner in the New Age category is Golfboard, a combination of electronic snowboard and golf cart that allows you to traverse the course by maneuvering the device while standing on it, with your clubs right in front of you. Golfboard is fun, and it provides a bit of a workout for those feeling guilty about not walking.“
— Golf Digest
DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR GOLF COURSE USE
4 Wheel Drive Posi-Traction System
The GolfBoard is driven by front and back gear boxes providing power to all four wheels. This proprietary 4 wheel Posi-Traction feature provides solid climbing ability even on the steepest hills while simultaneously reducing turf wear.
The GolfBoard is primarily controlled using an ergonomically designed one-touch thumb throttle which allows the user to smoothly accelerate and decelerate, plus turn on and off the board. The throttle mechanism also features an intelligent LED battery charge level indicator. A Hi / low speed option mounted on the Stability Bar allows the user to set their maximum speed preference, along with a forward / reverse function that provides optimal manoeuvrability.
Industrial Strength Motors & Enclosed Drivetrain
The GolfBoard uses the highest quality industrial grade electric motors and fully enclosed drivetrain to ensure reliability and low maintenance. Built to handle high-power industrial applications, the GolfBoard’s motors are expected to be maintenance free for several years before requiring a simple and low cost replacement of the motor’s brushes.
10 x 28cm Turf Tires
The GolfBoard utilizes tires specifically made for golf course use. Produced by the world’s leading manufacturer of turf equipment tires, GolfBoard’s gentle-on-the-turf 10 by 28cm tires provide maximum traction while minimizing turf wear. With the GolfBoards low weight of only 57kg distributed over the same surface area as much heavier equipment, there is substantially less impact and pressure on the turf than a fully loaded golf cart.
Ease of use and safety is optimized by an on-board computer that monitors speed and controls braking. The rider simply releases the thumb throttle, and the board immediately decelerates and comes to a complete stop. Then an automatic rear axle parking brake locks the board in position even on the steepest terrain. This provides you a stable structure to step off, and won’t allow the GolfBoard to roll away even if you come to a stop at a tricky sidehill shot.
Personal Use Options
GolfBoard riders have the ability to select either high speed or low speed modes of operation. For the Commercial Use Board, low speed is a gentle 8 km/h, allowing first time users the ability to practice turning and operating the board with security and confidence. Once new users have perfected their GolfBoarding skills, they can advance to a maximum speed of 16 km/h.
For personal use, GolfBoard offers an optional high performance package with low speed of11 km/h, and a maximum high speed of 20 km/h on flat terrain, plus up to 22 km/h down hill. This 25% to 40% increase in maximum speed also provides faster acceleration for those riders looking for a more adventuresome experience.
PLAY FAST AND ENJOY THE RIDE
The GolfBoard is the only board available with our proprietary “Spring Deck” technology utilizing a flexible spring plates. This Spring Deck technology gives the GolfBoard amazing suspension and flex, while still allowing for a secure and rigid mounting location for our durable non-skid rhino liner deck.
The GolfBoard’s highly effective and adjustable shock absorber system provides an extremely smooth ride. The Golfboard’s suspension system can be quickly and easily adjusted to the performance preference and weight of each rider.
Designed to have the lowest possible center of gravity, the GolfBoard is extremely stable and provides a truly surf like experience. The low center of gravity allows the rider to feel like they are in contact with the terrain, plus makes it easy to step on the board at each shot.
Power for the GolfBoard is provided by the same lithium batteries found in the latest luxury electric automobiles. Manufactured by a world leader in intelligent lithium battery design, the GolfBoard’s battery management system is leading edge. Lightweight, long lasting and encased in a protective metal casing, the GolfBoard’s lithium-ion battery technology and safety features are best-in-class.
Providing sufficient power to easily complete 18-holes on a single charge, the GolfBoard’s battery also allows for fast recharging times between rounds. After going 18 holes, most GolfBoards can be recharged and back on the course for another 18-holes in two hours or less.
In contrast to lead acid batteries in regular golf carts that require tedious maintenance and long recharge times, the GolfBoard’s lithium battery requires zero maintenance, lasts longer, and is far lighter.
Depending on conditions, such as rider weight, turf conditions and grade, a GolfBoard can go up to 30km on a single charge. The battery powerhouse is designed to give users the power to complete the longest and steepest courses with plenty of energy to spare.
REDUCES TURF WEAR
Every golfer loves playing on turf that is healthy and beautifully manicured. Day in and day out Golf Course Superintendents everywhere do battle with the forces that try to undermine their ability to produce these desired pristine playing conditions.
Ironically, it’s the action of the golfers themselves that frequently causes the most amount of turf damage. Foot traﬃc and golf cart wear are the greatest contributing causes of damage to fairways.
Out of strict concern for minimizing injury to turf, the GolfBoard has been engineered to make the smallest possible degree of turf impact. With approximately the same PSI as a golf cart (6lbs per square inch), but only 25% of the footprint, the GolfBoard can reduce turf wear by as much as 75%.
The psi of a person walking is far greater than the psi of a golf cart or a GolfBoard. But psi alone is not the main cause of turf damage, it’s redundant golf cart traﬃc patterns. The GolfBoard is much smaller and more maneuverable than a golf cart, which eliminates damaging recurrent traffic patterns, which helps keep grass healthier and superintendents happier.
GolfBoard’s smaller footprint allows two GolfBoards to deliver 30% less impact on turf than one golf cart.
NEW REVENUE STREAMS FOR COURSE OPERATORS
Attract New Players – Golf is a game that players quickly come to love, but is largely still undiscovered by a new generation of potential life long fans. GolfBoard appeals to the younger action sports crowd looking for adventure, excitement, and fun.
Increase Frequency Of Play – The avid player is GolfBoard’s biggest fan. With a GolfBoard you can complete a round in half the time, so you can play twice as often.
Differentiate Your Course – GolfBoarding is an entirely new sport that most every golfer is eager to try. A rental fleet of GolfBoards provides an unique new offering that will attract players from other courses and keep them coming back for more.
Guest & Media Buzz – Nothing generates more media attention and positive word of mouth than a new GolfBoard program. Your members and guests will help spread the word about just how much fun they had.
Increase Rounds Played – After years of declining popularity, GolfBoard has proven time and time again to put courses back on track for strong growth. Many early adopters of GolfBoard have seen over a 30% increase in rounds played.
Generate More Revenue – While the overall goal of GolfBoard is help courses attract new players, plus provide their members and guests a unique new way to enjoy the game, one of the greatest benefits is to a course’s bottom line.
- Golf: 18 holes
- Battery Pack: Li-ion
- Voltage: 50 Volts
- Max Capacity: 1kWh
- Min Capacity: 0.89 kWh
- Charger: External 10 amp
- Charge Time: 2 hours
- Quick Charge (after 18 holes): 1 hours Input: Std 110V or 220V
- Typical Cost to Recharge: AED1
- Power Delivery: Proprietary 4 Wheel Drive
- Tyres: 4″ Wide Kenda Turf Tyres
- Length: 153cm
- Height: 28cm
- Width: 56cm
- Type: High Efficiency, Brushed Motors
- High Speed: 19km/h
- Low Speed: 11km/h
- Controller: Industrial Grade 200 Amp
- Board: 44kg
- Handle/Stand (included): 8kg
- Carrying Capacity: 127kg
- Battery Tray: 5052 Aluminium Alloy
- Deck: Laminated Hardwood
- Wheels: 6061 Aluminium Alloy
- Fenders: Polycarbonate
*Note: Range values provided in this chart are only estimates, actual range varies based on usage factors and conditions. Specification is subject to change with product improvement.