This article was published on July 22, 2016

This flying golf cart lets you play nine holes like god intended

This flying golf cart lets you play nine holes like god intended
Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

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If you’ve ever rushed to get nine holes in before dark, this golf cart could prove to be a lifesaver.

‘Bubba’s Jetpack,’ as it’s affectionately known, is a golf cart jetpack designed for PGA Masters champion Bubba Watson. The jetpack, a marketing tool from viral video agency Thinkmodo and Oakley is capable of flight up to 3,000 feet while traveling 45 miles per hour. It also gets a cool 19 miles on a single tank of gas, great for those long courses.

Watson, it seems, gets all of the cool toys as aside from this jetpack golf cart he was once piloting another rather fancy golf cart — a hovercraft. Some guys have all the fun.

While used as a promotional tool these days, the jetpack is actually set to go into production in late 2016/early 2017 as a tool to better serve first-responders. The pricing information is still to be determined, but don’t be surprised if you see one of these things zipping around your local course in the next few years.

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