Golf Course Cart Etiquette
Most of this publication is devoted to golf carts that rarely or never see a golf course. But many of you own golf carts for, well, golfing. Golf is a game of etiquette, and that includes the use of carts on the course. Bad etiquette can cause disruptions and damage if not used properly. Here are some tips for practicing good golf cart etiquette on the course.
Drive safely and responsibly - Golf carts can be a lot of fun to drive, but they're not meant for joyriding. Keep your speed under control and avoid sudden stops and turns. Be aware of your surroundings and keep a safe distance from other golfers and obstacles.
Share carts when possible - If you're playing in a group, try to share a golf cart with another player. Not only does this reduce the number of carts on the course, but it can also save you money on cart rental fees.
Avoid distractions - If you're a passenger in a golf cart avoid distracting the driver with loud music or conversation. Let them focus on driving and navigating the course. If you need to make a phone call or check your email, wait until you're off the course.
Respect other golfers - Be mindful of other golfers on
the course and avoid disrupting their game. Don't drive too close to them or make noise that could distract them. And if you accidentally hit someone else's ball, apologize and offer to replace it.
Keep the course in good condition - Golf carts can cause damage to the course if not driven carefully. Stay on the designated cart path whenever possible and avoid driving on wet or soft ground. And never drive a cart near a green or bunker, as this can cause damage to the turf.
Clean up after yourself - When you're finished with your round, be sure to clean out the golf cart and return it to the designated area. Throw away any trash and remove any personal belongings. And if you notice any damage to the cart, report it to the course staff.
By practicing good golf cart etiquette, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable round of golf for yourself and others on the course. Remember to always follow the rules of the course, drive safely and responsibly, share carts when possible, avoid distractions, respect other golfers, keep the course in good condition, and clean up after yourself. With these tips in mind, you'll be well on your way to being a courteous and considerate golfer.
We hope you enjoy this June 2023 issue of Golf Carting Magazine.Trevor Rose Senior Editor Trevor@golfcarting.com
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“L” SOUNDBAR MOUNTING BRACKETS BY ECOXGEAR
ECOXGEAR’s new V5 universal “L” mounting brackets are designed to provide mounting solutions for many golf carts in the market. The “L” bracket design is widely used on EZ-GO carts to mount the soundbar at the top of the rear roof, or the front roof if there is no windshield (will not fit on top-front if there is a windshield on EZ-GO).
The “L” bracket also works great to mount the soundbar above the seats behind the driver’s head using the rear struts on the majority of carts.
“L” brackets may require holes be drilled into the strut. With adjustable slots, the V5 mounting brackets are compatible with ECOXGEAR’s SE18, SE26, SEB26, and SEDS32 soundbars.
Bracket kits include: “L” shaped mounting brackets 8 screws and washers to mount to speaker and installation guide.
Based in San Diego, California, ECOXGEAR is the leader in rugged, portable, and waterproof audio solutions catering to the outdoor world. ECOXGEAR’s offers a variety of lifestyle audio solutions for snow, powersports, campers, and any outdoor enthusiast. Each of its innovative products support true IP66/IP67 waterproof standards and exceed military specifications 810G. Check out ECOXGEAR’s growing line of golf car, powersports and portable audio solutions at www.ecoxgear.com.
DJ KHALED ‘GRATEFUL’ AFTER DIDDY GIFTS HIM LUXURY GOLF CART
“Thank you @diddy love brother beautiful gift!!!!!!!” he wrote in the post’s caption. “Grateful ! #LetsGoGolfing.”
In a separate post, Diddy praised Khaled on his golf game, as well as explaining his reasoning behind the gift.”I’m so proud of my brother @DJKhaled for all the work he’s putting in on the golf course,” he wrote. “Enjoy my gift to you! I had to find the flyest of the fly for my brother! This ain’t no regular degular golf cart!”
Last month, the GOD DID producer teased a new television show focused on golf with help from Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg. In a series of videos posted on Instagram, Khaled was spotted with Puff playing a round of golf.
In one clip, Khaled takes a big swing as The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” plays in the background, while Diddy enthusiastically bigs up the Miami mogul’s golf game. In another video, the Bad Boy boss reveals they’ve already shot the pilot episode of Khaled’s new golf show, and that there’s a bidding war for the rights to the series.
In addition to getting Puff’s support, Khaled shared another post of him on a FaceTime call with Mark Wahlberg to discuss the venture.
“LETS GO GOLFING TV SHOW it’s in works. my team said KHALED it’s biding war for the show,” Khaled wrote on Instagram. “I WIILL TAKE YOU IN THE WORLD OF GOLF FROM MY VIEW AND HOW WE DO, AND THEN ITS GETS EVEN MORE AMAZING ON THE SHOW TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE PLAY GOLF!”
He added: “BE BE READY ! #LETSGOGOLFING @wethebest
FILMS @markwahlberg let’s pick the best network that sees the VISION!”
More information here: https://hiphopdx.com/news/dj-khaleddiddy-gifts-luxury-golf-cart
A Retro Meyer Manx
Dune Buggy Dune Buggy
CART BY SENEY2 CUSTOMS
Interview with Chuck Seney of Seney2 Customs
GCMAG: Hi Chuck, thank you for joining us today. Can you start by telling us where your business, Seney2 Customs, is located?
CHUCK SENEY: Sure, we're located in North Greenbush, NY.
GCMAG: Great, now let's talk about the custom build you recently completed. Can you tell us what year, brand, and model the cart is?
CHUCK: It's a 1989 EZ-GO Marathon custom dune buggy golf cart.
GCMAG: That sounds like quite the unique build. Can you give us some more details about the customization process and what sets this cart apart from others?
CHUCK: Absolutely. First off, I want to say that this build, as with all my custom carts, would not be possible without the countless hours of help from Vic Dejohn. Vic designs all my electrical systems and ships me quality parts. Vic also goes above and beyond with helping me when I have questions or need advice.
This cart started life as a 1989 EZGO Marathon. Once in my shop, it was stripped down to the bare frame and replaced everything with brand new modern parts and upgraded to a 48-volt system. Hundreds of hours of labor went into this truly custom build. Everything used in this build is brand new technology, with over $7000 in new parts alone, plus all the labor to build this one-of-a-kind machine.
The custom fiberglass dune buggy body is covered in Dodge Viper red paint. It's 8 inches wider and 4 inches longer than stock, which makes it drive like a mini truck. Every inch of wiring and cables are brand new, and no corners were cut when building this truly unique high-end cart. It features an Admiral 8hp speed/torque motor, Curtis 500-amp programmable controller, Curtis Albright heavy duty solenoids, brand new NAPA golf cart batteries, and much more.
GCMAG: Wow, that's quite the impressive list of features. Were there any custom fabrication or custom made parts in this build?
Chuck: Yes, this is a 1970's Meyer Manx style fiberglass body cut down and reworked to fit the golf cart.
GCMAG: That's really cool. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got into building custom golf carts? CHUCK: I've been building and customizing cool items for over 35 years. I started to build golf carts about 15 years ago and have never looked back.
GCMAG: It sounds like you have a lot of experience in this field. What are your future plans for you or your company?
CHUCK: My plan is to continue building one-off custom golf carts one at a time. Each cart is unique and personalized for the individual customer, and I want to keep that level of customization in every build.
GCMAG: Thanks Chuck, we can't wait to see what you build in the future.
- Admiral 8hp speed / torque motor
- Curtis 500-amp programmable controller
- Curtis Albright heavy duty solenoids
- Brand new NAPA GOLF CART batteries
- Throttle box
- Forward and reverse switch
- Battery trays
- 4-gauge custom matching battery and motor cables
- Every inch of wiring and cables are brand new
- Battery gauge and hour meter
- 12" chrome wheels and all terrain tires
- Polished wheel spacers
- Heavy duty leaf springs and bushings
- Custom Front and rear coil over shocks
- Brakes and brake cables
- QUALITY 48v 15-amp automatic on-board battery charger
- Custom tinted Lexan windshield and tube frame
- Custom chrome front LED headlights and rear LED lights
- Red LED frame lights
- Custom LED light up Faux tail pipes
- Custom Steering wheel and hub
- Seats and seat covers
- Key switch
- Toggle switches
- Custom marine grade flooring
- Dual USB phone charger
- Rear differential fluid changed with synthetic fluid
- Dodge Viper Red Paint
- ECOXGEAR Bluetooth rechargeable Sound bar
- Dash mounted Android tablet for music, videos and internet
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Trojan started the program to educate dealers on our lithiumion technology, which was then relatively new to golf and personal transportation vehicles. But the program covers our entire portfolio, prepares dealers to answer customers’ questions, and limits phone tag and miscommunications.
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If you're looking to take your golf cart to the next level, designing a custom golf cart is a great way to go. A custom golf cart allows you to personalize your ride and create a oneof-a-kind look that stands out from the rest. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about designing your own custom golf cart.
budget. Customization can quickly add up in cost, so it's important to establish a realistic budget and stick to it. Keep in mind that some customizations, such as lift kits and oversized tires, may require additional modifications to the base model, which can increase the overall cost.
STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR COLORS -
One of the most fun parts of designing a custom golf cart is choosing your colors. Whether you want a classic look with neutral colors or a bold, eyecatching design, the choice is yours. Consider using contrasting colors or a unique pattern to make your golf cart stand out even more.
STEP 1: CHOOSE A BASE MODEL -
The first step in designing a custom golf cart is to choose a base model. This is the foundation of your custom build and will determine many of the features and capabilities of your final product. Some popular base models include the Club Car DS, Yamaha Drive, and EZGO TXT.
STEP 2: DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET -
Before you start customizing your golf cart, it's important to determine your
STEP 4: SELECT CUSTOM SEATSCustom seats can add both style and comfort to your golf cart. Consider upgrading to leather or vinyl seats with custom embroidery or stitching to add
a personalized touch. You can also choose from a variety of colors and patterns to match your overall design.
STEP 5: UPGRADE THE WHEELS AND TIRES - Upgrading your golf cart's wheels and tires can give it a whole new look and improved performance. Consider choosing oversized tires and rims for a rugged, off-road look or sleek, low-profile tires for a sportier appearance. You can also choose from a variety of finishes, such as chrome or black, to match your overall design.
STEP 6: ADD LIGHTING FEATURES - Adding lighting features to your custom golf cart can both improve visibility and add a stylish touch. Consider installing LED headlights, taillights, and turn signals, as well as underbody lighting to create a unique glow. You can also choose from a variety of colors to match your overall design.
allow for larger tires and rims. Keep in mind that installing a lift kit may require additional modifications to the base model, which can increase the overall cost.
STEP 9: CONSIDER ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES - There are countless accessories you can add to your custom golf cart to make it truly unique. Consider adding features such as a cooler, storage compartments, rearview mirrors, and more. These additions can improve the functionality and convenience of your golf cart while also adding to the overall design.
STEP 10: HIRE A PROFESSIONAL - While designing your own custom golf cart can be a fun and rewarding experience, it can also be challenging and time-consuming. Consider hiring a professional to help with the design and installation process. This can ensure that your custom golf cart is built to your specifications and that all modifications are done safely and correctly.
In conclusion, designing your own custom golf cart can be a fun and exciting process. By following this guide we hope it will help you make the best choice for you and your family.
STEP 7: UPGRADE THE SOUND SYSTEM - A high-quality sound system can take your golf cart experience to the next level. Consider upgrading to a custom audio system with speakers, a subwoofer, and a Bluetooth receiver to stream your favorite tunes. You can also choose from a variety of speaker placements and designs to match your overall design.
STEP 8: INSTALL A LIFT KIT - Installing a lift kit can give your golf cart a more aggressive look and improved off-road capabilities. Lift kits can increase the ground clearance and
THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
BUILDER USES FACEBOOK GROUP TO RAFFLE RADICAL LIMO CART
Social media platforms like Facebook and others are an extremely popular way to reach people, whether for personal or business purposes. Facebook Groups are also quite prevalent tin the golf cart world, with hundreds of Group Pages set up solely for the use and pleasure of carting enthusiasts.
Eric Shadoan is a cart builder in Sumter, South Carolina, who recently completed his first custom project, a stunning, limo-style cart that turned out as a beautiful example of his work.
“Originally, I built it to use in the Halloween Parade at Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach, a huge campground and resort on the ocean where the majority of people get around in golf carts,” Shadoan says. “My initial thought was to enjoy it for a while, using it personally and taking it to events like car shows and things like that. But then when I decided to sell it, I decided to try something different than just listing it for sale somewhere.”
That’s when he got the idea to create a Facebook Group
Page called Golf Cart Giveaway. The Group now has just under 900 members and turned out to be the perfect audience for doing a raffle to auction off the custom cart. “I wanted to make it so the average person without a lot of money could still end up with a custom $15,000.00 cart, so I started selling 200 spots for $100.00 each to enter the raffle,” Shadoan said. He also held “mini raffles” for $50.00 per spot. “This was to allow anyone with just $50.00 to get a chance to enter the main raffle, and the response was awesome,” he said. “My goal was to get my money back from the cart build and maybe start another one. There were people who bought 10 tickets at $100.00 each, but I wanted to make it affordable to more entrants.” He used a random number generator to select the $50.00 winners who then advanced to the main raffle.
Shadoan was meticulous in the way he set up the raffle process and record keeping to be sure there were no issues with Facebook’s rules and regulations. “I kept meticulous track of every single raffle entry in the event something went wrong, I could contact the entrants and return their money, but
thankfully that wasn’t necessary.” He also had to set up PayPal, Venmo and other online payment methods to keep everything running smoothly.
Shadoan valued his state-of-the-art custom cart at $15,000.00 and set up the raffle so there would be multiple winners. His goal was $20,000 in total ticket sales, with 1st Place receiving the cart, 2nd Place receiving $3,000.00 and 3rd Place getting $2,000.00.
Shadoan’s efforts to raffle off his cart got a lot of attention via his Facebook Group Page. The people at Big Bad Carts, with operations in Texas and Florida, reached out to him and asked him to organize and run their raffle for a Navitas chassis with 100 spots at $50.00 each. “We just started selling spots and as of late March 2023 we only have 18 spots left,” he says.
This stunning custom limo cart was won by Mario Sobers who lives in the Dallas, Texas, area. He bought in on a $50.00 mini raffle ticket. “It was the exact same cart I messaged Eric about 1 year prior, asking him to sell it to me but he wasn’t ready to part ways with it yet,” says Sobers. “By that time I had already purchased another golf cart, so when my neighbor, Lee, tagged me in the post I didn’t want to spend $100 as I didn’t need a second cart. A couple of weeks later Lee tags
me again in the mini raffle, and he won 3 spots and I won 1,” Sobers said.
When asked how he came up with the winning number, he said it was a pretty simple process. “I was hanging out with my 9-year old and asked her to pick a number, and she picked the number 205. I said that’s a high number, but she didn’t want to change it, and it turns out Eric pulled 205 as the final prize for the golf cart. The cart was delivered in 3 days, and it was the best $50 I’ve ever spent. We’re really looking forward to this summer to use it even more, it really is an amazing vehicle.”
While he did use a very transparent method in setting up and tracking entries to the cart raffle, Shadoan enlisted some old school style in the process. “I bought a bunch of poker chips and put every entry number on them, then while on Facebook Live I pulled the winners out of a purple Crown Royal bag,” he says. “Sometimes, the simpler way is the best way.”
To read the complete story on Eric’s custom build and all the people and companies that helped him, complete specs and products used, click here: https://issuu.com/golfcarting/ docs/issue_21_feb_2022_issuu/18
OWNER: Steve Ashby from Sarasota Florida YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 1996 Club Car DS
STEVE, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS CUSTOM BUILD?
Started life as a 1996 DS that I paid $300. Stripped it down to the frame. Had the frame sand blasted and powder coated Plum crazy purple. All parts are new except for the steering column and a he brake and accelerator pedals. Took a year to build. Custom Coat bright purple bed liner sprayed on body. Powered by an allied lithium battery pack. The cart is powered by a Navitas 5kw ac motor and controller.
ANY CUSTOM FABRICATION OR CUSTOM MADE PARTS?
Diamond plate battery trays and mounting plates for controller, battery charger, and inverter. Custome fabricated dash and covered it with marine vinyl.
WHAT AFTERMARKET PARTS DID YOU USE?
Allied lithium 105ah 51 volt battery, Navitas 5kw ac motor and controller. A Jakes 6” lift kit, Pro FX rear seat kit, Motofar steering
wheel, Boss marine Bluetooth receiver, Boss LED speakers, Happy Yacht KT EVA boat decking, golf carts and supplies custom diamond stitch seat covers and arm rests. Nokins deluxe LED light kit, Auxbeam 8 gang switch panel, Nilight under glow, 205/30x14 Modz rims and tires, Red Dot topsail canvas 84” canvas top. MZS X3 side mirrors,
GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND ABOUT YOU
This is my second cart rebuild, this all started because we bought an RV and started camping. We got tired of renting golf carts and wanted our own. I love the idea of bringing something old back to life and giving it another chance.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR YOU?
I’m hooked looking for my next build and planning it.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
Thank you to Allied Lithium for doing a free battery give away on the Extreme Golf Carting Facebook group!
THE NAVITAS 4WD THIS CUSTOM EV HAS TORQUE TO SPARE
When Navitas Electric Vehicle Systems decided they wanted to create a custom built cart for unveiling at the PGA Show in Orlando in January 2023, they put their collective heads together to create a truly impressive, 4-wheel drive cart that would catch the attention of attendees.
Navitas manufactures an extensive line of premium electrical components for the golf and Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, (NEV), industry, as well as complete chassis kits in a variety of materials and configurations. The company is based in Canada with a large warehouse facility in Augusta, Georgia. Their chassis kits come complete with all the components needed to create the ultimate cart, including full suspension systems, brakes and all the related parts needed to install them, and their dealers take care of adding custom tires, wheels and other top-of-the-line accessories.
Todd Dussault, the company’s Director of Sales, points out
that the way Navitas chassis arrive is a unique way of selling their products. “It allows the customer to see the actual bones of the vehicle and see exactly the lengths we go to in order to provide the best electric vehicle chassis available today. It provides a completely scalable platform for our dealers to fabricate the exact cart our customers envision.”
The PGA Show was the perfect place to unveil their newest chassis featuring their advanced 4WD technology and fabrication. The cart features 2 controllers and 2 motors on each axle, providing unmatched torque and smooth operating power to all 4 wheels.
“We wanted a custom cart that showcased our 4WD components and electronic operating systems to the max, and we feel great about the way the final product came out,” said Dussault.
The company’s latest effort is a stunning behemoth
created from their desire to push the envelope. The cart began as a 2023 Navitas FSK 4WD chassis with dual 5kw motors and dual 600 amp controller units. The cart is equipped with the Eco Battery® 51v/105ah lithium battery pack, and features a 4-passenger configuration with rear-facing seating for 2.
ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES
Outfitting this new monster with only the best available accessories and high tech components was a no brainer for the team at Navitas. This new build includes things like independent front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes all around, coil overs, a fully street legal, LED lighting system, WetSounds® Stealth6 Bluetooth soundbar, seat belts all around, and much more. “We wanted to make sure this cart had all the latest comforts and conveniences available today, so we set out to use top-of-the-line components and accessories,” said Dussault.
Other key features include the Denali black custom diamond stitch seating front and rear and padded rear armrests and cup holders, with the rear seats folding down to offer a storage platform, and a custom Gussi® steering wheel. The extended, 80-inch black top and folding tinted windshield protect you from the elements.
For added bling and the ultimate in creature comforts, Navitas added a Stage 1® LED under-glow lighting package, custom 12-inch wheels carrying 23-inch, all terrain tires perfect for tough outdoor use, plus a fully digital, state-of-the-art dash with speedometer, odometer, charging meter and USB ports.
All of the Navitas cart platforms are well suited for custom projects because they arrive at their dealers as blank canvases, perfect for adding all of the options and accessories for any need. Whether lifted or non-lifted, configured with 2, 4 or 6 seats or outfitted with a large cargo bed, Navitas offers just the right cart for fabricators to use their creativity in producing their one-off wonders.
Navitas goes all-in at events like the Orlando PGA show, renting a large home to invite potential
customers, dealers, and other electric vehicles to their annual after party event, stocked with dozens of carts in all styles, designs and configurations. “This is one of the most effective ways we have found for people to get up close and personal with Navitas and all of our available products,” Dussault says. “We always have a good time and are motivated by how much people like our products and the excitement they create in the electric vehicle market.”
Just one of the things that has propelled Navitas to the top of the golf and neighborhood electric vehicle market is their embrace of the technology that sets them apart. The company offers a cloud-based tech support app that can send a realtime alert to Navitas indicating any type of potential issue or troubleshooting problem, instantly pinpointing the problem, and eliminating the need for a call to tech support. The hightech app is also used for adjusting the performance of each individual cart, allowing the customer to set parameters for speed control and other functions depending on whether they’re climbing rough terrain or just letting the grandkids cruise around your neighborhood.
Navitas is a major player in the manufacture and distribution of premium frames, parts and accessories designed with a passion for building the ultimate electric vehicle for a wide variety of uses from the golf course to neighborhood family fun.
OWNER: Richard Farrell from Shorewood, IL
YEAR/MAKE/MODEL: 1972 Harley
DANIEL, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS BUILD?
I have simply replaced the headlights with 2021 Dodge fog lights and reduced the size of the taillights using 1981 Dodge taillights.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BUILDING CARTS AND WHAT IS THE BACKGROUND STORY BEHIND YOUR ENTRY INTO THIS BUSINESS? This is my first time building a cart.
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR YOU?
I am currently looking for another Harley cart for constructing a trailer.
ASK THE MECHANIC ASK THE MECHANIC
Q: I'm tired of using a manual forward reverse lever. Can I install a switch instead?
A: Yes, you sure can. There is a conversion kit that allows you to eliminate your manual lever style selector to a rocker switch. These kits are made for earlier model years EZGO, Club Car and Yamaha and can be found at online retailers like CartPros. com with part# 5081. This is a straightforward install, but it should be completed by someone that understands electrical schematics and is comfortable with electronics. When the install is complete, you will never strain to put it in forward or reverse as a click of the switch is all it will take.
Q: My E-Z-GO Powerwise Charger is not working. Can I repair it?
A: Yes, the Powerwise chargers are excellent candidates to repair and many parts are available. The culprits causing the problem are either the diodes inside or the relay on the main board as it activates the charger. Both parts are much less expensive than a new charger and are easy to install. There are many YouTube videos on this procedure as well as how to fully test your Powerwise charger to troubleshoot.
Q: My cart has been sitting unused and now the back wheels are locked up. What can I do?
A: I would suspect your rear brake cable is stuck in place and not allowing the shoes to disengage. It could also be corrosion on the side of the drums that are preventing the wheels from turning. Safely jack up the cart from the rear, remove the rear wheels and hit the drums with a hammer all around to try to free the shoes from contacting the drums. Most drums have a hole in them to see inside. If you can find the star adjuster at the bottom you can use a long flathead screwdriver to turn the wheel counterclockwise to release the tension on the drums to remove. Once the drum is removed, clean inside with brake cleaner and lightly scuff the inside of the drum to get off any rust. With the drum back on, apply the brake pedal and inspect to determine that the arms on the underside of the drums are moving to actuate the shoes inside. Your brake cable should be lubed accordingly or replaced as they do stretch out over time. If that doesn't solve your problem and your wheels are still locked up, you may have a rear differential or axle issue.