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Bubba Watson’s Hovercraft Golf Cart Has Been Spotted At Augusta

There’s no word yet on whether Bubba Watson has been allowed to jet around Augusta National on his hovercraft golf cart. My guess is that an institution that just recently admitted its first female member is not yet ready for the vehicle that Luke Skywalker used to commute to work.

But the craft — made by Oakley and Thinkmodo (see video below) — has been spotted by several folks en route to the course, where the Masters began today. If Oakley wants to start producing them for the general public, no better way to advertise than to park it near the course at a major golf tourney.

At any rate, it’s creating quite a commotion so far.

But my question is, why wouldn’t Augusta National allow these? Its makers say that it’s “footprint” is 33 times less heavy than a traditional cart, which means it makes virtually no impact on the course.

Photo: Busted Coverage.

  • Anonymous

    The future? Maybe in 30-40 years. Obviously cost is a big deterrent right now, not only price tag but maintenance costs. Also, design. It didn’t show how he gets in and out of that thing. I didn’t see any doors or easy in/out access. It looks like a pain in the ass to get in/out of that thing 80-100+ times over the course of an 18 hole round.

    Then you have the universal problems, human nature. Do you know how much drinking goes on at a golf course? Do you really want those people going crazy over the water hazard? And even if it leaves a small footprint, why the hell would anyone who likes playing golf want to drive over a green?

  • Anonymous

    Notice they don’t have sound. I bet it is louder. It is clearly bigger. It is less controllable and probably more dangerous. People go golfing to play golf, not play bumper cars.

    Excellent point, lichnor, about getting in and out.

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