Golf carts are a great tool for getting around on the course, but actually driving a golf cart is not as easy as you might think,
there are many rules for driving a golf cart, how much do you know about golf carts?
A golf cart is an environmentally friendly passenger vehicle designed and developed specifically for golf courses.
Users of the global golf cart market mainly originate from golf courses, tourist destinations, hotels and resorts, airports, residences, etc.
Among these segments, golf courses are expected to account for the majority of the market share. The global golf cart market is expected to
register a CAGR of approximately 6% during the forecast period.
This market is expected to expand with the popularity of golf carts at airports. In addition, airports use electric golf carts for various purposes
such as carrying passengers, checking baggage, and carrying heavy items. Golf carts are used for internal passenger transport at airports.
With its excellent performance, innovative design, comfort, and safety, it is the most convenient way of transport for short distances from
golf courses, villas, hotels, schools, and private users.
Let's learn how to drive a golf cart and related driving rules and precautions
I. How to drive a golf cart
Golf sightseeing car belongs to the field car, the speed is also relatively low, so you do not need a driving license can also drive, golf car driving
method is similar to ordinary vehicles, step on the gas pedal to drive, step on the brake pedal to decelerate, the steering wheel to control the
direction, the specific driving method is
1、Confirm that the transmission lever belongs to the neutral position and that there are no obstacles on the road.
2、Push the brake pedal and, once the passenger is seated, use the key to open the power lock.
3、Select the transmission forward or reverse gear as required, and select the lowest gear when starting forward.
4、Relax the parking brake.
5、Slowly release the brake pedal while slowly depressing the accelerator pedal and the vehicle moves.
Golf cart driving rules
Due to the season and course conditions, the course will implement different driving rules for golf carts, there are two common ones.
1、Cart driving on the cart path only
This rule applies to courses where the ground is wet and soft, and is designed to avoid damage to the fairway turf due to the rolling of golf cart tires.
The purpose of this rule is to avoid damage to the fairway turf due to the tires of the golf cart.
2. Rule 90
This rule requires the cart to be driven mainly on the cart path, and once it reaches a position level with the ball drop, it can turn at a 90 right angle
and drive across the fairway directly to the ball, then after the player has hit the ball, drive the cart back down the fairway and continue on.
The 90 rule allows players to drive to the ball and minimizes damage to the fairway grass.
What to look out for when driving a golf cart
Golf courses are large, so everyone will take a golf cart. When driving a golf cart, there are some matters that need attention, such as
1、When driving a golf cart, a constant speed should be maintained to avoid a lot of noise due to acceleration.
2、The driving of a golf cart should not exceed the rated capacity specified by the manufacturer and speeding is prohibited.
3、Driving a golf cart should be done on lanes without slopes, steep slopes, and narrow aisles, requiring easy steering.
4、When driving, you should always pay attention to the golfers around you. Once you find someone is about to hit a ball, you must stop and
wait until the ball is hit before starting the cart to continue driving.
5、Avoid sudden braking and stopping as far as possible, so as not to cause wear and tear to the brake lining and the current feedback
caused by emergency braking to affect the motor.
6、Avoid rapid acceleration and start, regular rapid acceleration and start will affect the life of the motor controller and power battery of the golf cart.
7. Golf carts are unprotected, so it is important to pay attention to safety when driving, including the personal safety of the people on board and
the safety of the golf course environment