Earlier this year, PGA golfer Bubba Watson released a viral video showing him cruising a golf course in a hovercraft, which he called a BubbaCraft. Now, everyone can be like Watson as one course in Ohio says they will have two hovercraft carts available for public use.
Windy Knoll Golf Club in Springfield, Ohio, will become the first course in the United States to allow the public to use a hovercraft cart while playing their course, reports Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel.
“We wanted to be able to offer something no other course could,” said Pete Duffey, the course’s managing director. “A way to further put Windy Knoll Golf Club on the map of public destination golf courses. It was an easy decision. When we saw them on YouTube, we said ‘We gotta have those!’”
“Each hovercraft is made by Neoteric Golf Hovercraft and will be similar to those used by the U.S. Air Force and at DisneyWorld.”
“Join us at Windy Knoll on Saturday, July 27 as we become the first golf course in the world to offer the BW1 golf cart hovercraft to its golfers. The BW1 was originally conceived by Bubba Watson and is manufactured by Neoteric Hovercraft in Indiana. By now, most avid golfers have seen the ‘Bubba’s Hover’ video on YouTube (see below), which became a viral sensation earlier this year. Some people thought it was a hoax, that there was no way it was real. Well, come out to Windy Knoll for the Hover Bash on July 27 and you’ll find out just how real the BW1 is.”
Watson explains in the video why the hovercraft is preferred over a golf cart.
“It takes you everywhere you want to go – through sand traps, through water, shortcuts, into the woods, out of the woods,” Watson explains during the video. “My ball likes to go in and out of the woods, so we’ve got to get there in the best and quickest way possible.”