5 Little Known Facts About Golf Carts
Think you know all there is to know about golf cart rentals? Of course, it might not seem off the bat like there is much to know: they’re small canopied cars run by gas and electric and they’re a convenient way to help you carry your golf equipment or beach equipment. But you might be surprised by what you don’t know about golf carts. Here are a few little known facts you may have never heard before.
Golf Carts Are Exceptionally American
Golf carts were invented by American golfers, according to Golf Digest, one of our first additions to the game. To this day, according to Golf Digest, golf carts are still most popular in America. American golfers use golf carts six times more frequently than British golfers, who typically reserve golf carts for those with physical disabilities. “Hoofing it” is an important part of the game across the pond.
The Longest Distance Traveled by Golf Cart: 1034.6 Miles
In January of 2017 Morugadi Venkata Krishna Reddy, Morugadi Vanaja and Morugadi Vamshi Krishna Reddy spent a week traveling through India...by golf cart. They traveled over 1,000 miles, making it the longest distance ever traveled by golf cart travel. It also made the three Morugadis Guinness Book of World Records record holders.
Golf Cart Laws in Florida
In Florida, golf cart owners are not required to have golf cart insurance, although it’s still a good idea (as well as a good idea to make sure a golf cart rentals company is insured if you rent from them). The minimum age requirement is 14 and drivers do not need to have a valid driver’s license to drive golf carts. Some areas of Florida even require golf cart parking spaces in parking lots because golf cart driving is so common.
HOAs Sometimes Have Color Restrictions
You might think of HOA rules that have to do with the state of your yard or regulations about pets. However, some HOAs, especially in Florida, have very strict rules about the color of golf carts allowed in a community. This has obviously been a point of contention, especially for avid golf cart drivers.
It Might Not Be a Car, But You Can Still Have an Accident
Many people assume that golf carts are essentially harmless. People rarely speed with golf carts and they seem too small to do too much damage. But you should still exercise caution while driving or riding in a golf cart. Don’t stand up while the cart is in motion, don’t exceed the maximum number of passengers, and follow all traffic regulations. Perhaps most importantly, never drive a golf cart while drunk. This may seem like a funny scenario, but it can lead to disaster, and yes, you can be pulled over and receive a DUI for driving a golf cart under the influence.
Another fun fact about golf carts? You don’t have to own one to enjoy them. Request golf cart rentals from The Rental Shop in 30A. All golf cars are delivered for free to beach towns along 30A. Call us today for more information: (850) 260-0001.