Golf carts have been around forever and have become an essential part of the game for Chicagoans. Golf carts are the vehicles that carry the clubs around when golfers are in lazy mode. But one great thing about them is that they are an extremely fun drive on the golf course and are even popular with people who don’t play golf.
Driving in a golf cart is popular because Chicagoans love to drive and if they can drive and swing golf clubs along the way then that’s a win/win because they get both sport and driving action. Yes, walking is the better, healthier option, but typically players will still live a healthy lifestyle playing golf while driving a golf cart because they’re getting exercise swinging the golf club. It takes a golfer’s entire body to hit a perfect golf shot which requires the synchronized motion of the arms, legs, hands and feet.
Another great attribute of golf carts is that in some locations, they can be street legal with traditional car features such as a radio, horn, turn signals, lights, etc. People love their cars and that’s one of the reasons why they love golf carts – especially younger drivers because they are easy to drive and usually safer. They can also be great practice vehicles if you are a rookie driver.
A major drawback about making a golf cart street legal or buying a street legal golf cart would be the lack of speed, making it tough to drive on roads that have a certain speed limit. Some golf carts can reach speeds of 35 mph which is not fast enough to use on many main roads. If anyone is going to drive a golf cart then they would probably need to limit their trips to a nearby golf course or a local GameStop store.
Golf carts can typically be fairly inexpensive to purchase, with prices ranging between $1,500 to $7,000. They also come in different styles with some replicating popular cars from Ford, Jeep and Cadillac. Many also feature stylish bodies, rims and tires.
Another drawback with street legal golf carts is that when they are put in reverse then they tend to make the embarrassing, loud beeping sounds like with many utility vehicles. Overall though, golf carts have been a terrific invention for the game of golf. They are affordable, fun to drive, stylish, and are great for people who want to hone their driving skills. Now if only they allowed scooters and trikes on the golf course!