It may come to you as no surprise that the number one use of golf carts is to play golf. However, did you know that according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch nearly 40% of all golf carts are purchased for uses that have no relation to the game of golf? Golf carts are small, economical and very adaptable to a wide range of transportation needs. Here are the top non-golf uses for golf carts.
Movement Between Buildings
It is not uncommon to have situations where there are buildings that people need transportation between for the purposes of business, construction or leisure. There may also be places such as large warehouses where traditional vehicles can’t operate. However, a little golf cart can scoot around with minimal trouble and delay. If the cart is electric, as many are, then you can further save on fuel expenses.
Many colleges and universities are located on sprawling, pedestrian friendly campuses. However, those characteristics also make them hard to navigate quickly when the need arises. That’s so not just because of their size, but because of all the pedestrians in the way. A nimble little golf cart can be just the thing for when security or other needs require moving around campus quickly and safely.
Farming and Gardening
Farms are by their very nature generally big, spread out spaces that require moving significant distances from one part of the farm to the other. A golf cart can be easier and less expensive to operate than driving a truck around the farm all day. In addition, even a small time gardener may benefit from having a golf cart when attending to chores such as spreading mulch or transporting gardening tools.
People who have limited mobility due to physical disabilities may find a golf cart the perfect means of transportation, especially for navigating through areas where larger motor vehicles would be impractical or difficult to operate.
Before purchasing a golf cart for one of these unorthodox uses, make sure you have access to the right parts for repair. If your golf cart is made by Yamaha, make sure you have access to Yamaha golf cart parts. Golf carts can be put to a diverse range of uses, so never rule out that you may one day buy one, even if you never play golf.