Perhaps it is time to change the name, “golf car” to “everything car” because it seems as if golf car owners are continuously finding creative ways to use their cars to improve their lives in awesome ways. Sure, we still see golf cars on the green, but they are also in the woods, by the lake, and casually cruising through neighborhoods. If you have only been using your golf car for one purpose or (SHAME!) your golf car is sitting unused, consider these five ingenious ways to maximize your golf car’s potential.
Hunting and Fishing
By now you have likely seen golf cars manufactured to forge new paths and navigate the unknown, but do you realize that your golf car can do the same thing? Transforming your golf car into a full time hunting buggy is a big commitment, but a few small additions are all you need to get your golf car to the lake or deer stand by next weekend.
If fishing is your thing, add a few PVC pole holders to the back of the car or install a rear seat fishing pole attachment. Now you are ready to back up to the water or the dock and fish the day away.
No need to drive or hike to your local hunting spot. Add some offroad tires, a golf car gun rack, and a cooler of drinks and your golf car can double as a hunting buggy. With a touch of camo and a roof rack, there is no limit to the game you haul home.
We all get set in our routines and sometimes we find that we aren’t stopping to smell the roses. Hop in your golf car and drive down that street you pass by every day. Veer off the sidewalk and explore the gravel trail at the end of your road. Drive over to the community next to yours and check out the landscaping.
Golf cars allow us to travel farther and faster, but still be out in the fresh air taking in the sounds, smells, and sights of our environment. It is amazing how much there is to experience when we deviate from our daily routines and explore a bit.
We love our personal golf cars for golfing and cruising around our neighborhoods, but have you thought about how your car can be used to improve your business? Here are just a few ways:
• Real Estate. Not only is the use of a golf car professional, Realtors can provide a more personal experience when they immerse their clients in a community with the use of a golf car. Showing multiple properties within a community is simple and fun when a golf car is used.
• Photography. Provide multiple locations for outdoor photo shoots with the use of your golf car. Hop on the car and travel from site to site with ease. Your clients will think it is fun, too.
• Advertising. Don’t allow your golf car to sit in your garage all day when you can use it to advertise your small business. By hanging a banner, flying some balloons, and parking the golf car out front, you have created a unique marketing attraction.
Are you planning an event like a reunion or a wedding? Many times, offsite parking is necessary for large events and your golf car is the perfect solution. No one likes walking distances in fancy clothes and uncomfortable shoes, especially in extreme temperatures, rain, or snow. Provide an upscale experience using golf cars to transport guests from their vehicles to the front door. If one golf car isn’t enough, gather your golfing buddies and arrange to use their golf cars, also.
Where there is one golf car, there are usually more. Hanging out in golf cars is a great way to socialize with friends and meet new people. Every Friday night during football season, the local high school end zone is crowded with the golf cars of former players and students huddled up to cheer on their team. RV parks have areas where everyone seems to gather on golf cars enjoying a cocktail or listening to music. Many gated communities also have gathering places for residents on their golf cars showing off their latest customizations. Get out to rekindle friendships and meet new people. Your golf car is the perfect ice breaker.
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About the Author: The Founder/Former Owner of WHEELZ Custom Carts & Accessories, Julie Starr, was one of the industry’s first online retailers of golf car products. The eCommerce store, www.WHEELZLLC.com, has served golf car owners since 2008 and remains a popular online shopping experience for golf car owners who want to take their golf cars to the next level.