Bunker Mentality

The death of the golf buggy? Meet Bubba Watson’s amazing new hovercraft

Bunker Mentality

Golf buggies - or carts, as the Americans call them - scooting along at walking pace are one of the classic symbols of the sport. But that could all be about to change, at least on the pro Tours.

Buggies have to stick rigidly to the special paths and fairways of a course, trundling along with all the bumps and skids you would expect; but there is now a new method of transportation around for getting around.

Named the BW1, an incredibly flash and impressive hovercraft has been designed for Bubba Watson by his sponsors Oakley, and it really is one of the coolest things Bunker Mentality has seen on a golf course since Terry Wogan drained the longest ever televised putt back in 1981.

Now retrieving stray balls is a thing of immense enjoyment and excitement with the hovercraft able to negotiate the lakes, bunkers and mixed terrain of any golf course with ridiculous ease.

While Rory McIlroy has walked off a course and demonstrated an alarming lack of composure acting in a bank commercial, Bubba has clearly spent the time since joining Oakley very wisely. The video above shows the fruits of his (well, actually someone else's) labour.

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