Surf the Earth

by Mason Buettner
A golfer is riding his GolfBoard on the golf course.
The GolfBoard allows golfers to "Surf the Earth" in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding. — Photo courtesy Golfboard

 “Surf the Earth” with the GolfBoard.

The 2014 Best New Product winner at the PGA Merchandise Show offers a way for golfers to experience the natural terrain of a course similar to how a snowboarder rides a mountain or a surfer rides a wave. “The easy to ride, lithium-ion battery-powered transport adds a new level of fun and excitement never before seen on a golf course.”

The concept of the GolfBoard was created by Don Wildman, who had the idea to use an electric skateboard to ride the steep slopes of his local course as a way to deal with his snowboard withdrawals during the warmer months. Although Wildman had the original idea, it wasn’t until surfing legend Laird Hamilton and entrepreneur Star Faraon came on board before the idea took off.

The GolfBoard is positioned to impact golf by attracting a younger demographic appealing to the board sports lovers. “The GolfBoard speeds up the game, is very intuitive to operate, has less impact on the turf than a golf cart and allows golfers to 'Surf the Earth' in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing, or skateboarding.”

The GolfBoard has already been embraced by various golf courses and players across the world. 

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