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December, 2016 Cover: CKD's Golf Carts LLC | League City, TX | www.ckdgolfcarts.com

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Yamaha Golf Car News Selected as golf car provider at Jeckyll Island golf courses

Feature Choosing a heater

Feature Driverless golf carts could be the next big thing

Monthly Feature The wacky world of golf cars

Golf Carts, Ghosts & Glitter Palm Desert golf cart parade

Monthly Feature The golf cart guru

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NEWS 4 Cheap Ways To Store Your Golf Car

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Yamaha Golf Cars YAMAHA SELECTED AS GOLF CAR PROVIDER TO THE FOUR COURSES AT JEKYLL ISLAND GOLF CLUB

Yamaha Golf-Car Company reports that it has been chosen as the golf car provider to the four courses at the Jekyll Island Golf Club in Georgia, according to company president Tom McDonald. Yamaha recently installed 180 of its innovative new Drive2 electric golf cars at all three 18-hole courses at Jekyll Island – Pine Lakes, Indian Mound and Oleander – plus the nine-hole Great Dunes course just in time for the 37th Annual Georgia-Florida Golf Classic where 200 players got the chance to experience the brand new fleet equipped with the all-new YamaTrack GPS system. Additionally, Yamaha will provide 18 multi-passenger, beverage units and utility vehicles as part of the agreement. Jekyll Island, whose golf heritage dates back to 1898, is the southernmost in a string of barrier islands called the Golden Isles, located off the Atlantic coast of southeast Georgia. Recognizing that Jekyll Island’s natural beauty and vibrant history set it apart from any other coastal retreat, in 1947 the governor and the Georgia State Legislature established the island as a state park and entrusted its care to the Jekyll Island Authority. Today, the Jekyll Island Golf Club is a vital department of the Jekyll Island Authority. In addition to golf, the amenities on Jekyll Island include 10 miles of pristine beaches, tennis, croquet, miles of biking trails, fishing and boating, horseback riding, dolphin cruises and a variety of ecotourism options. The

island boasts a rich history, including the Jekyll Island Club, the original winter retreat built in 1886. It served as a private retreat for such influential families as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Pulitzers. Today, the Queen Anne-style structure is nestled in the heart of the Jekyll Island National Historic Landmark District. Yamaha President Tom McDonald was quoted, “We are so pleased to welcome Jekyll Island to our growing golf car family. Both Yamaha and Jekyll Island are excited to work together towards the common goal of providing an unforgettable experience for people who play at this wonderful facility.” The golf cars installed at Jekyll Island’s 18-hole courses are equipped with Yamaha’s innovative new YamaTrack GPS high-resolution touch screen system, which provides vivid hole diagrams, precise golf course yardages, two-way messaging with the golf shop and a menu from McCormick’s Grill in the clubhouse. Future software updates will include the ability to order food in advance. YamaTrack is a cloud-based fleet management utility that allows the course to monitor pace-of-play, ensure proper fleet rotation and security and even set geofences to control golf car traffic around greens and tees, as well as around Jekyll Island’s many eco-sensitive areas. For more information about Yamaha Golf-Car Company, call 770-254-4154 or visit www.yamahagolfcar.com. DECEMBER 2016


ChoosingAHEATER No one wants to be cold! Choosing a golf cart heater can help you stave off the chill on those days when the temps are low. When you have a good, reliable golf cart heater installed you can play longer into the season and with more comfort. But how do you decide which type is best for you and your vehicle? That is the trick and we hope to help you by offering some tips on this subject. One of the very first things you need to do before you go out and buy any type of golf cart heater is stop and consider the current state of your vehicle. If your vehicle is pretty snug and airtight you can use a lower powered heat source. The reason for this is simple: your enclosure will hold the warmth longer. If, on the other hand, your vehicle is not very snuggly and airtight, you will certainly need to purchase a unit that can deliver more BTU’s. Failure to do this might result in the unit you buy being totally worthless to you and your passengers.

maximize the warmth that is delivered is to tape off or seal as many air holes as you can. This may make your vehicle look odd, but you can always take the tape off when the weather warms up. In terms of types, you have two main options. One is the propane cylinder type of golf cart heater and the other is the electric type. Most golfers today prefer to use the more compact propane type. These require refilling after about seven hours of use, but they can deliver a lot of warmth at a low cost. These units can be removed with you as you leave the vehicle and can even be used in other areas such as the garage or the boat. Newer models do not require you to light with a match or other type of open flame. This type of golf cart heater is very safe to use and very good at warming up small enclosures. The other option is to have an electric golf cart heater installed permanently onto the engine. This type does not require any refueling as it works off the heat generated by the engine. This choice is more expensive upfront as installation is required. However, this choice is less expensive over the long run as there is no need to buy propane. Either choice is good when it comes to buying a golf cart heater but do take some time beforehand to consider which will work best for you and your needs.

In terms of BTU’s, a fairly airtight vehicle can be warmed with a unit that delivers anywhere from 2500 to 3000 BTU’s. This is enough warmth to knock off the chill and raise the inside temperature of the vehicle about 25 degrees. If your vehicle is not very airtight, you should consider buying a golf cart heater that can deliver much more on the BTU count. There are units available to can go as high as 10,000. For those who need bigger units one way to help GOLF CAR OPTIONS | WWW.GOLFCAROPTIONS.COM


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Perhaps it is time to change the name, “golf car” to “everything car” because it seems as if golf car owners are continuously finding creative ways to use their cars to improve their lives in awesome ways. Sure, we still see golf cars on the green, but they are also in the woods, by the lake, and casually cruising through neighborhoods. If you have only been using your golf car for one purpose or (SHAME!) your golf car is sitting unused, consider these five ingenious ways to maximize your golf car’s potential. Hunting and Fishing By now you have likely seen golf cars manufactured to forge new paths and navigate the unknown, but do you realize that your golf car can do the same thing? Transforming your golf car into a full time hunting buggy is a big commitment, but a few small additions are all you need to get your golf car to the lake or deer stand by next weekend. If fishing is your thing, add a few PVC pole holders to the back of the car or install a rear seat fishing pole attachment. Now you are ready to back up to the water or the dock and fish the day away. No need to drive or hike to your local hunting spot. Add some offroad tires, a golf car gun rack, and a cooler of drinks and your golf car can double as a hunting buggy. With a touch of camo and a roof rack, there is no limit to the game you haul home.

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Exploring We all get set in our routines and sometimes we find that we aren’t stopping to smell the roses. Hop in your golf car and drive down that street you pass by every day. Veer off the sidewalk and explore the gravel trail at the end of your road. Drive over to the community next to yours and check out the landscaping. Golf cars allow us to travel farther and faster, but still be out in the fresh air taking in the sounds, smells, and sights of our environment. It is amazing how much there is to experience when we deviate from our daily routines and explore a bit. Business Use We love our personal golf cars for golfing and cruising around our neighborhoods, but have you thought about how your car can be used to improve your business? Here are just a few ways: • Real Estate. Not only is the use of a golf car professional, realtors can provide a more personal experience when they immerse their clients in a community with the use of a golf car. Showing multiple properties within a community is simple and fun when a golf car is used. • Photography. Provide multiple locations for outdoor photo shoots with the use of your golf car. Hop on the car and travel from site to site with ease. Your clients will think it is fun, too. • Advertising. Don’t allow your golf car to sit in your garage all day when you can use it to advertise your small business. By hanging a banner, flying some balloons, and parking the golf car out front, you have created a unique marketing attraction.

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Events Are you planning an event like a reunion or a wedding? Many times, offsite parking is necessary for large events and your golf car is the perfect solution. No one likes walking distances in fancy clothes and uncomfortable shoes, especially in extreme temperatures, rain, or snow. Provide an upscale experience using golf cars to transport guests from their vehicles to the front door. If one golf car isn’t enough, gather your golfing buddies and arrange to use their golf cars, also. Socializing Where there is one golf car, there are usually more. Hanging out in golf cars is a great way to socialize with friends and meet new people. Every Friday night during football season, the local high school end zone is crowded with the golf cars of former players and students huddled up to cheer on their team. RV parks have areas where everyone seems to gather on golf cars enjoying a cocktail or listening to music. Many gated communities also have gathering places for residents on their golf cars showing off their latest customizations. Get out to rekindle friendships and meet new people. Your golf car is the perfect ice breaker. We love hearing about the many ways that golf cars are used. Jump on over to our Facebook page and let us know how you use your golf car.

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The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade, the largest parade of its kind in the world, celebrated 52 years on October 30, 2016. This oneof-a-kind parade is the longest running in the Coachella Valley. Not only is the parade much more than a fun, colorful and festive event, it serves as a completely unique vehicle for bringing the community together! Our desert tradition began in 1961 and was traditionally held in the summer

months for the locals. Now, the Golf Cart Parade is held on the last Sunday in October and has now been deemed the “unofficial kickoff to the season”, drawing more than 25,000 spectators to the Valley from all over the world. “It’s is a happy, good feel family day,” says Laurie Baldwin, IOM and President of the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce. “As a newcomer to the Valley, last year

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was my first year to experience the whirlwind, the school bands, and the phenomenal floats on carts. The Golf Cart Parade is the best way to celebrate the Desert community, and I was overwhelmed by the camaraderie and energy I felt watching and participating.” The Parade stepped off along El Paseo at 12 p.m. with this year’s theme: “Golf Carts, Ghosts & Glitter.” The cavalcade featured


decorated electric golf carts, larger than life floats, marching bands galore, food booths, children’s games, celebrities, and dignitaries. Notably, the Palm Desert City Council golf cart, the 21st Division Marine Band, the Palm Springs Air Museum Fly-Over, and the world famous Bob Hope cart makes its appearance each year. The day is full of activities and amenities that will keep your belly full and your family smiling, meeting new neighbors and celebrating our own golfers’ paradise. The Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast was at 7:30am. Located at the corner of San Luis Rey and El Paseo. This is an annual favorite and perfect start to the day.   Golf Cart Show opens at 9am on El Paseo. Distributors and owners brought the latest in souped-up, historic and hotrod carts for display. Spectators voted for the People’s Choice Cart.   “Main Street Seats” are prime parade seating. Thanks to our sponsors, Eisenhower Medical Center, VIP Reserved Seating was available for only $25. Seating

includes boxed lunch, drink, and bragging rights! The VIP seats are ideal for corporate partners, and families alike. Reservations are accepted so be sure to call ahead next year. For the 9th year in a row, the Auen Foundation was the sponsor of the Senior Seating area! Three hundred lucky seniors aged 65 year’s young enjoyed FREE reserved seats and a boxed lunch at no charge. These seats fill very fast and reservations are required. Call 760/346-6111. The Children’s Area and Food Vendors opened from 10am - 2pm. The Children’s Area is chock-full of hands-on and interactive games, crafts, face painting, a bounce house and more! After working up an appetite, the variety of food vendors is sure to please every palette and keep you cool with cold drinks too! Maps, photos and more: www.golfcartparade.com or call the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce at 760-346-6111. Also find them on Facebook!

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There are roughly three reasons the solenoid won’t close, or even click. 1] The contactor has some sort of defect and needs to be replaced. 2] Its not receiving positive switching voltage. 3] Its not receiving negative switching voltage. Before you do any of these tests lift the drive wheels off the ground, the car may move unexpectedly. The positive input is via the 16 gauge wire attached to one of the small posts of the solenoid. The color could be red, blue, orange or one of several other colors. To test this input 1] Attach a volt meter red probe to this post and black probe to the battery last negative. 2] Turn the key on, select forward, and depress the accelerator. The solenoid should click and you should see full pack voltage. If you do this side of the circuit is ok. If not the problem is in one of the switches; Key, F&R micro, accelerator micro, etc. or the interconnecting wiring. The negative input is via the 16 gauge wire attached to the other small post of the solenoid. This wire could be bleak, blue with a white stripe or one of several other colors. Many times this wire is attached directly to the B- buss bar on the controller. To test this input 1] Attach a volt meter black probe to this post and red probe to the battery last positive. 2] Turn the key on, select forward, and depress the accelerator. The solenoid should click and you should see full pack voltage. If you do this side of the circuit is ok. If not the problem is in interconnecting wiring or the B- source. •

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Hottest New Accessory to Hit the Streets - Eyelashes for Cars! Okay ladies here’s one for you! Eyelashes for your golf car. These headlight eyelashes are an easy way to give personality, style, and charm to any vehicle. Apply these car lashes on your golf cars headlights to stand out from the crowd. Easy to install these fitted lashes come in black and pink. Heads will turn and people will smile! These fun eyelashes can be applied along the edge of the headlight, on the painted or chrome surface. 3M auto tape will not damage the surfaces. Lashes can also be cut and applied one at a time to provide you with more options

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4 Cheap Ways To Store Your Golf Car Golf season is ending for the winter months in many states. What will you do with your golf car during the off-season? You can park it in the garage and forget about it until spring if you have space. Even then, there are a few preparations that you will need to make to winterize your golf car so that it is ready to go when the winter frost thaws and it is time to hit the course again. So, make sure you prep your golf car no matter where you store it. Here are four inexpensive ways to store your golf car.

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IN YOUR GARAGE OR CARPORT The cheapest place to store your golf car is in your own garage or carport. If you can tuck it away in a corner, the only cost you will have is the time that you need to prepare it for storage. The cost is small and if you have space this is ideal. Many homes, though, do not have the space for extra storage and some homeowners associations frown on extra items cluttering carports and outdoor areas. Storage prep is important no matter where you store it. BUY A COVER You may have space for your golf car in your garage, under a carport, or in a shed on your property if outdoor storage is permitted in your neighborhood. Even if it is under a roof, a cover for your golf car will protect it from the elements, dust, and sunlight if it is stored outdoors. Covers can be custom made to fit your brand of golf car perfectly so that it is protected from top to bottom. This will prevent damage from rain, ice, and snow if you need to store your golf car outside and from dust if you are storing it inside. Can’t afford a custom-sized cover? A good quality tarpaulin or generic golf car cover will do the job at half the cost. RENT A STORAGE UNIT If you do not have a covered area for your golf car, space in your garage, or a carport, a storage unit may be your best solution for long-term storing. Rental storage units are secure and weather tight, often heated or cooled and are a good solution for golf car storage but are not as inexpensive as storing it on your own property. PORTABLE CARPORT Portable carports can be as inexpensive as a golf car cover if you take the time to shop. You may find one large enough to cover more than your golf car and it can be placed anywhere in your yard if your neighborhood permits it. Storage need not be expensive. But you need to make some preparations to protect the batteries, tires, and finish of your golf car before the winds of winter come howling and an inexpensive storage method can help you get this done. NOVEMBER 2016


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My name is Badshot Duffer. Just to make it perfectly clear, this is my given name. Seriously! The day I was born my golf pro father Harry Duffer had the unthinkable happen. With one stroke to go, poor dad sneezed, mishit his ball and lost the Lemonville fifty thousand dollar golf tournament top prize. In case you didn’t know the word mishit (miss-hit) means: to strike something badly. By now, your may have guessed, this did not sit well with dad. He was so dejected and frustrated; pops heedlessly named me, his one-and-only son, Badshot Duffer. Mom agreed, thinking it would do no good to go up against her very disappointed hubby. As the years passed, dad, mom, and I spent many hours golfing on a full-sized 18 hole course. Father’s lowest score achieved was 59 on three occasions; my score was 55 once and 59 twice. Dad recovered from his Lemonville defeat. Mom lived up to her last name by hitting nothing but bad shots with her clubs, umbrella, ball retriever, feet, hands, backpack, purse, teapot, towel, flashlight, hairbrush, and any nearby object she was able to reach. That was long ago. So, here I am now, a famous imaginary author of fictional golfing stories, making up funny articles just for your reading pleasure. They are about unreal golf places or a particular fictional golf car subject.

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Little did they know, after scouring the countryside for two months, I found and recovered my discarded golf cart in a waste disposal site? That's not all, with help from a friendly and compassionate tow-truck driver; we recovered 25 more almost identical abandoned golf carts. Forget the logistics. Please listen up you unfortunate golf cart owners, if you are getting over the crisis of having your golf cart repossessed, keep on reading this article. I have been there and done that. This alone gives us something in common. Don't you want to get back to owning a golf cart of your own that will not be repossessed, just as I have done? Here's the deal, especially for you and all citizens who by choice or otherwise choose to avail themselves of people friendly affordable golf carts in preference to hauling around a bulky and clumsy golf bag and other things. With the help of four unemployed former tractor co-workers, we have opened up our own golf cart overhaul and facelift company. It's called Golf Cart Redemption Barn. We can get you into a no-frills golf cart tailored to get you back up into your favorite golfing digs. It will make you the envy of that show-off fanatical rich golf cart owners. Who cares if they don't care, it's all a matter of material. Due to our very low, rock-bottom price, we do not deliver. You must pick up your very own no-frills golf cart yourself. Come and see these beauties in person. All of our golf carts have been revamped and turned into first-rate working condition. Due to a tight

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Putting Christmas lights on your golf car is a great way to add fun to any party, especially if the party’s at a country club. You should use LED Christmas lights for this job, as they use less power and have plastic bulbs instead of glass bulbs. You will be plugging the Christmas lights directly into your Golf car if it has a 12v port, or you’ll be using a DC to AC converter if it has a normal auto charger port. Drive the golf car into a garage or other sheltered area where you can work on it. Dry off the golf car with a towel if it is wet. It is best to never do any wiring without the object being dry. Turn the golf car off and put the parking brake on. Wrap the Christmas lights around the struts of the golf cars roll cage and over the top. You should use one wrap around for every 6 inches of the pole. Wrap the Christmas light wiring around the roof in an X shape and also down the back handrails. Do not drape the lights across any seats or they may be sat on. Do not wrap any Christmas lights near the tires as they may get warped around the axle. Do not wrap any wires across the bottom of the golf car as they may get destroyed. Plug Christmas light strands into each other if you need additional length of Christmas light decoration. Plug the electrical plug into the 12v socket if your golf car has a normal AC outlet. If your golf cart has a DC outlet (the cigarette lighter outlet) then pull the lighter plug out and put in the DC to AC converter plug. Then plug the LED Christmas light plug into the 12v socket on the inverter plug. Turn on the golf car and watch the Christmas lights come on. If any do not come on then the strand may be bad or the plug may not be fully seated in the socket. Once you fix any problems use zip ties to attach the Christmas light strands to the support poles by wrapping the zip tie around the strand and cinching it tight. Once you’re done, use electrical tape over the plugs to waterproof the connection.

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The Yard Card is a revolving credit-card program. Qualified buyers who are approved for a Yard Card can receive the following terms** on purchases of E-Z-GO vehicles: • 0% APR for 24 Months with Equal payments* Minimum purchase requirement of $1,500. There is a promotional fee of $125 for this transaction. Offer subject to credit approval. • 2.99% APR with 72 Monthly Payments* Minimum purchase requirement of $1,500. There is a promotional fee of $125 for this transaction. Offer subject to credit approval. Finance offers only available at participating E-Z-GO dealers. Offers subject to credit approval. Offers only available in 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia. Financing offers void where prohibited. Finance terms are also available for pre-owned E-Z-GO products. Please see your E-Z-GO Authorized Dealer for details. Offers valid through December 4, 2016.

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