Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet is at least the fourth golf course on the Grand Strand to offer GolfBoards.
Operators of the Gary Player design that opened in 1990 gave the GolfBoards a trial run last week and plan to bring them back in mid-October for at least a week in the heart of the fall golf season.
A GolfBoard is a fun alternative to a golf cart for individual players. It resembles a hybrid of a skateboard, surfboard and snowboard. Clubs go on the front of the battery-powered, four-wheel drive GolfBoard, and the user steers the board by shifting weight.
“With the course being busy through this fall season we thought we can possibly appeal to another type of golfer or demographic as well as enhance our current members and guest experience,” Blackmoor head pro Jeff Diehl said. “I believe that our future in the golf industry is the millennials or Generation Y … and this is just another way we are trying to make golf fun for all the masses.”
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GolfBoards are already featured at International World Tour Golf Links, TPC Myrtle Beach and True Blue Golf Club, which was the first Grand Strand facility to offer them beginning last November.