Las Vegas, Nevada (September 20, 2014)–Las Vegas National Golf Club is one of the most historic golf courses in Las Vegas. Now the course, located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is looking to the future by introducing the GolfBoard, a new golf "cart" inspired by surfing. Soon, the surf will be UP at Las Vegas National Golf Club. Exact delivery date is still TBD but stick close to this website and social media for the official announcement and more details. Also, the course is official back open after the annual overseeding profess. — By Brian Hurlburt.
The concept of the GolfBoard was formulated when self-described snowboard addict Don Wildman, founder of Bally Total Fitness, had the original idea to use an electric skateboard to ride the steep slopes of his local Malibu course as a fun way to “get in some turns” during the summer months. Later, surfing legend Laird Hamilton became a partner and a few other key players were brought into the mix and sales are taking off quickly. It was voted as a top product at the PGA of America Expo and courses are signing up quickly. “I think the GolfBoard definitely creates the opportunity to experience the terrain from a whole new perspective,” said Hamilton. “It lets you experience the course in a way that you wouldn’t normally.”
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GolfBoarding changes the golfing experience without changing the game of golf. The ancient game and all of the traditions are safe. Traversing from shot to shot across the golf course, however, has now taken on a whole new dimension of fun, action and excitement while improving speed of play, reducing turf wear, and allowing golfers to “Surf the Earth” in a way previously reserved for surfers and snowboarders.
Las Vegas National Golf Club has hosted events on both the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour. Among the champions to win at the course were Arnold Palmer and Micky Wright. They both would have looked pretty cool on the GolfBoard.