Skilled golfer Bubba Watson has all the time had a penchant for placing his identify behind unconventional golf carts. In 2013, he teamed up with sponsor Oakley to promote the world’s first hovercraft golf cart, an invention that allowed golfers to go over any terrain, like water hazards, easily and sleekly.
Now, Watson has a good cooler experience—the Golf Cart Jetpack, as soon as once more mixed with the assistance of sponsor Oakley. However, Martin Plane, well-known for his or her work with crafting Jetpacks, has executed a lot of the design behind the Golf Cart Jetpack.
It’s a single-pilot craft, so the times of caddies tagging alongside in the identical cart are prior to now. Behind the pilot is additional area within the again for golf equipment and no matter else a golfer may want. The Jetpack’s two ducted followers may give the pilot a view over the course as excessive as three,000 ft and it could possibly take the golfer to the opposite finish of a gap at speeds as quick as forty six mph.
Whereas the Golf Cart Jetpack appears fairly cool and will give gamers a by no means-earlier than-seen view of each gap, there are nonetheless some questions surrounding its practicality on the course.
First off, it has but to be accepted by the FAA, which might be only one approval that this new Jetpack will want. It’ll then need to be accepted by programs and tournaments, who might very nicely have some doubts concerning the Jetpack probably disturbing presence on a course.
It does have a smooth touchdown, however the noise of the engine continues to be in query, together with the potential of the followers shifting any ball the Jetpack flies over. Though Watson is advertising this as a craft that may improve the velocity of play, that reality might very properly not be true.
Take a look at the promotional video under to see the Jetpack in motion: