Electrifying the Greens: The Rise of Electric Golf Carts in 2023

Embracing the Electric Revolution

Over the past few years, electric vehicles (EVs) have been driving a revolution in the automotive world. The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, greener electric power has reshaped our urban roads, highways, and now, our golf courses. Today, electric golf carts are gaining popularity for their quiet operation, efficient performance, and environmental friendliness. The use of electric golf carts on the greens not only presents a practical solution to transportation within the sprawling greens but also aligns with the global initiative to cut carbon emissions and foster sustainable practices.

The Eco-Friendly Choice: Benefits of Electric Golf Carts

Electric golf carts offer numerous advantages over their gas-powered counterparts. First and foremost, these carts produce zero direct emissions, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment. This is especially significant given the growing concerns about climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, electric golf carts are often powered by renewable energy sources such as solar panels, making them an even more sustainable choice.

These carts are also notably quieter than gas-powered versions, contributing to a more serene golfing experience. In terms of maintenance, electric golf carts have fewer moving parts than gas-powered carts, resulting in lower overall maintenance costs. Their efficient operation means less energy consumption, translating into savings for golf clubs and individuals alike.

2023: The Year of Electric Golf Carts

As we look at the current landscape in 2023, a series of events have accelerated the shift toward electric golf carts. The global push for electric mobility has reached an all-time high, influencing industries beyond conventional automotive sectors.

New technological advancements, particularly in battery technology, have made electric golf carts more appealing. The latest lithium-ion batteries offer longer lifespans, greater ranges, and faster charging times. This enhances the user experience by allowing golfers to spend more time on the course and less time waiting for their cart to recharge.

Several golf tournaments and clubs have also started implementing policies favoring electric carts to promote sustainability. Notably, the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) has recently endorsed the use of electric golf carts at their events, a move that’s expected to inspire other golf institutions worldwide.

Driving Towards a Sustainable Future

Looking forward, the trend of electric golf carts seems set to continue its upward trajectory. A rising number of golf clubs are taking the initiative to convert their entire fleet to electric, championing a move towards more sustainable practices in the sport.

This shift is not just limited to professional golf clubs or tournaments. Homeowners in golf communities, country clubs, and retirement communities are also increasingly opting for electric golf carts for their personal use. This trend showcases a growing recognition of the benefits of electric vehicles, beyond their environmental advantages.

While it is clear that electric golf carts are the future, golf courses, manufacturers, and golfers themselves all have a role to play in accelerating this transition. By choosing electric golf carts, we can enjoy the game we love while contributing to a more sustainable future.

In conclusion, the electric revolution has successfully teed off in the golf world, with electric golf carts at the forefront. As we continue to navigate the challenges of climate change, it’s refreshing to see popular sports like golf embracing sustainable practices and driving the change for a greener future. Electric golf carts are no longer just a concept – they are here to stay and redefine the way we experience golf.

Golf Lessons Online Guide

Things students need to know before taking a digital golf lesson

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Golf has grown to be more than just a leisure activity for older people or for networking or a sport reserved exclusively for elite rich in society. More and more people are now venturing into golfing and some of the benefits include building strength, balance, patience, and a sharper mind. It is also now being enjoyed by more people and used as a means to relax and unwind, while also developing into a global competitive sport.

In recent years, digital classes have become more popular for their ease, convenience, and affordability. The results of online lessons are effectively widespread and amazing. Digital golf lessons could be highly effective and successful for students if they keep a few things in mind.

  1. Pick a coach you understand and who understands you: We are all fully aware that no two coaches teach the same way, every coach sees things differently and passes the message out in a different way. If a student fails to understand a coach or a teacher and the coach fails to study the student to understand the best way to pass the message across to him or her then that student is essentially wasting their time and money. For an intricate sporting activity like golf, students especially need teachers or coaches that they resonate with. If you pick a coach that you understand and understand, then learning golf digitally will be easier and more effective for you. What I mean by ‘understanding’ in this context is picking a coach that has a viewpoint that aligns with yours.
  2. There is no shortcut: Many students who want to learn golf digitally assume they can watch some swing videos online and leave the lessons feeling like pros and even go on to play well at first. But then they slowly lose their touch and then return back to their coach some weeks later to go over the process all over again. You have to look for tutors or digital golf coaches that can train you to improve your baselines, as well as train you to improve progressively. Looking for quick fixes would only bring you short-term gratification and nothing long-term.
  3. Ignore the fluff: Some students have experienced instances of tutors or coaches using half of their tutorial time to ramble on about nothing substantial to the course itself. Look for digital golf lessons that offer a direct approach. You must also learn to put off the notion of how cool playing golf would make you appear or the perceived importance that comes with it and focus on learning the craft itself.
  4. Practice patience: Learning golf is like learning any other craft, they all take time and you have to be patient else you may get frustrated and give up. Digital courses are even more so because the tutors or coaches have to take the extra time to make a calculated assessment of the students in order for them to receive an accurate and thoughtful judgment. Also, getting bad assessments is not the end of the world, different students learn at different paces. The process of learning golf, especially digitally, could be quite daunting but you need to keep at it and the end result will be gratifying in the long term.
  5. Make changes in your own time: Oftentimes, tutors forget that newbie golfer could be intimidated by their expertise. Students could become worried about making a fool of themselves while also trying to incorporate the instructions being thrown at them. A digital environment kind of alienates this flaw somewhat, as it also allows them to learn in a calm and conveniently controlled environment. The more directives tutors throw at once at students, the harder it is for them to incorporate them and practice. Students should be allowed to consume instructions and implement them at their own pace. This approach to learning is important to a student’s learning process and it is one of the things you should look out for as a prospective student.           
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While taking golf lessons in Maui Hawaii with instructor Chris Armanini I found out remote lessons when returning to the mainland just as beneficial and really complement in-person lessons. Chris from Armanini Golf creates a digital locker for you and in this digital locker will be all of your videos. The digital locker is a great way to keep in communication with your coach. Digital lessons are taking over the learning space and people are finding new ways to get comfortable with it. Digital golf lessons are not so different from conventional face-to-face practices in many ways but have become even necessary in recent times due to the impact of the ravaging Coronavirus. Online lessons are a great option to stay in touch and keep improving your golf game with proper instruction. With these few insights, you should be on your way to becoming an expert golfer using the right digital learning approach.

The Beginner’s Guide to Golfing

A Beginner’s Golf Guide: What every new golfer should know when picking up the game

The 2020 golfing calendar was seriously disrupted by restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we can’t easily forget the thrill of golfers like Dustin Johnson, John Rahm and Justin Thomas who now sit on the ranks as the top 3 golfers in the world. Perhaps, you have always admired the game, thinking to yourself when you may ever earn the type of acclaim that golfers like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus did. Truth is, every great journey begins with a step.

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If it is your dream to become a great golfer, there’s no better time to begin than now. Golf has grown to become one of the highest-paid sports in the world with earnings running into millions of dollars for renowned golfers and tournaments. To truly enjoy the sport, you must first bypass all your inner and outer inhibitions. Even though the game is quite technical and daunting and could overwhelm some new golfers with the various tools and equipment required, it is doable.

The hardest part of learning golf is usually getting started. For starters, you have to critically consider why you really want to play. Could it be for work or social reasons? Then you can make some basic decisions, like getting some instructions and enlisting some of your patient friends. You also have to critically consider the amount of attention and time you’re willing to invest into it and this will ultimately determine the intensity of your training. Some people prefer to have a laid-out plan at the beginning while others prefer to just do a deep dive in and continue to learn as they go.  

Many new golfers have been apprehensive at one point or the other. And just so you know, many people still are! I have put together a few things as a guide to what every new golfer should know. We would start by learning some golf terms so you don’t end up being confused when a term you’ve never heard before is thrown at you.

  1. Learn Golf Terminologies
  2. Scoring: 
  3. Ace: A hole in one
  4. Eagle:  2 strokes under par
  5. Birdie: 1 stroke under par, this is sometimes called a double eagle 
  • Par: Standard number of strokes it should take to get the golf ball from the tee to the hole.
  • Bogey: 1 stroke above par
  • Double Bogey: 2 strokes above par
  • Triple Bogey: 3 strokes above par
  • Golf Tee: The wooden peg on which golf balls are placed at the start before the first strike is taken. The area where you first play the ball at the start of the hole. Also known as the tee box.
  • Fairway: Part of the golf course that leads to the green
  • The green: A soft, plush ground surrounding the hole
  • The rough: A wild area on either side of the fairway often filled with trees and long grass.
  • Bunker: A sand-filled ditch that usually surrounds the green
  • Hazard: This is the term used to describe the streams, ponds and trees. This is basically anything that comes between you and successfully getting the golf ball into the hole.
  • Stroke: A swing made with the intent to hit the ball. Track of scores is kept by counting strokes but a miss would still count as a stroke. 
  • Golf Etiquette

Next, we shall examine some basic golf etiquettes. These are like unwritten rules that you may not learn in your typical golf training centers, but it is imperative you know them.

  • Don’t talk during someone else’s backswing.
  • Don’t walk through someone else’s line, the line from their ball to the hole.
  • Don’t hit the ball into the group of people ahead of you. I’m sure you already know how hard the ball is.
  • Do not display anger after every imperfect shot.
  • Show up on time 
  • Basic Golfing equipment

It is also important you know and understand the tools for the trade. Some basic golf equipment you would need include;

i. Golf Clubs; the long device that you use to hit the ball to propel it to the hole. It can be wooden or metal. As a beginner, you may want to buy a set of these; new or used.

ii. Golf Balls; golf balls are simply what they are.

iii. Golf Bag; this is great for storing your golf gear and other valuables. They are light but also heavier than a typical carry bag. They are also designed in a way that makes everything inside easily accessible during a game of golf.

iv. Tees; like I mentioned earlier, they are objects (usually wooden pegs) that you place on the ground and place your golf ball on at the start of a game.

v. Towels; as an exerting sport, you’ll certainly need towels to wipe off the sweat that is bound to break out.

vi. Divot tool; this is a bit major and would usually be used by the maintenance staff. A divot tool is what is used to repair the grass after a round of golf. Usually, you leave scrapes when you brush over the grass with your clubs and the spring-like tool helps to restore their form.

Essentially, every club is designed for a particular job and as you progress in golfing, you would learn what club best suits you. 

  • On practicing
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Finding a practice facility that allows for a wide practice range is important. The best facilities are the ones that allow you hit off the grass after mastering hitting off a mat. Also, if you have some space in your home, setting up a net to hit into could be a great alternative. Any space with enough room that can allow you to make a full swing is a good enough spot to practice. Plastic balls are another great substitute if you don’t have a mat and you are practicing in a field near your home or even in your backyard.

These alternatives can’t hurt anyone and they will also allow you to take a full swing without losing the ball. You could also look at retail stores near you, some of them offer practice time by the hour.

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