A golf cart is a vehicle used to carry golfers and golf clubs around and within a golf course or on desert trails to reduce the effort of walking. They are usually designed to carry just a small number of passengers and travel at a slow speed of 15 km per hour. This small cart has a width of 1.4 m while its length is 2.4 m and 1.8 m in height. Mostly its weight ranges from 900 pounds to 1000 pounds and powered by a 4 stroke engine.
The price of (used golf carts) can range between us$ 1000 to us$20000 depending on many factor, which include the type of fuel used, the make and the model of the cart; Golf carts are either powered by electric power or gasoline. Gas fueled carts serves better than the electric models due to high safety for pedestrians and safety for other golf carts.
What to consider when selecting a golfing cart:
The two mostly used categories form the basis of selecting the type you would like to use in your activities depending on the need at that time. Electric carts at times are preferred due to their low purchase cost and low operating costs. For an electric cart to operate it needs a rechargeable battery of any model and size but the battery needs to be recharged from time to time, depending on how frequent it is used.
The gasoline cart engine operates similarly to that of a car and hence gives a horsepower of 10-12 watts and its operation is usually higher than that of electric power carts. One full tank of a gasoline-powered cart will run for a longer time compared to the time a full battery would fuel an electric powered cart. Though they are noisier and highly produce harmful emissions they have a higher operating speed. The prices of the two models are not fixed and highly vary depending on the model, make and their operational features.
Factors considered when buying a golf cart:
When buying a golfing cart, you should first decide on the type of the cart you want; either (second hand) or new. A new golf cart is usually accompanied by a warranty and having not been used there before comes in good condition. Purchasing a used cart allows you to save more money but you make you to incur more maintenance costs compared to the person who purchased a new one.
Uses of a golf cart
Golf carts are used to save time within the golf course due to fast speed of 15km per hour, which allows golfers to move from one hole to the other in less time. With the game requiring more movements and movements for long distances, disabled players would not participate in competitions. With the cart in existence, disabled golfers can easily participate in any event due to the offered carriage. Furthermore, many people use the cart for other purposes other than golfing; in many places they are used in farming activities, short range transportation of commodities, event venues and to transport security officers.