Float down fairways on this hovercraft golf cart

Could this be the next big thing for golf?

Not par for the course: The BW1 glides over greens and ponds. Neoteric Hovercraft

Golf can be frustrating on the best of days. What better way to calm your nerves than to sail around the links on this hovercraft golf cart?

Bubba Watson, 2012 Masters champion, and his sponsor, Oakley, recently teamed up with Neoteric Hovercraft to launch this super sophisticated way of getting from hole to hole.

The hovercraft maker released a video of Watson riding on a 9-foot air cushion at Arizona's Raven Golf Club.

The BW1 has a "footprint pressure" of 33 times less than a human footprint, leaving relatively little impact on the course itself.

Neoteric quickly modified a base model, that sells from $16,000 to $20,000, to develop a prototype for the video shoot. Watson's hovercraft has several special features, including a noise-reducing rotor that would bring the price around $50,000.

The idea of hovercraft gliding over water hazards appeals to many; the video below has picked up more than 6 million views.

Neoteric has had about 150 serious inquiries to buy the BW1 or to use it in corporate-branding projects, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

The company is considering a possible partnership with Oakley to sell the hovercrafts.

With a special docking space, the hovercraft would pair perfectly with a robot golf caddy .

All you'd need then is a machine to hit balls for you.


(Via GeekWire)

 

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