Contractor Tips Blog

Nov
30

Give Your Tired Joints a Rest with a New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

If you have bad knees, a weak hip or ankle issues, it can be painful to get from one place to the next. Walking to the neighbor’s house or to outbuildings on your own property can be difficult, if not impossible. Personal golf carts are a wonderful solution for those with joint or other medical issues like arthritis that make walking painful. More and more people with medical conditions are investing in golf carts for home use to give them more mobility.

Golf carts come in all types and sizes, from small electric models to larger gas carts that can take on rough terrain. For personal transportation, there is a couple factors to consider to determine what type of cart will be best for your needs. Some things to consider include:

  • How many people will it need to hold?
  • How far will you travel with your golf cart?
  • How many hours during the day will it be in use?
  • Will it be used on the roads?

Answering these questions can help you determine whether you should invest in an electric or gas model, the size you’ll need and if you need a street legal kit. Electric models are cost and energy efficient for short trips; however, if you plan on making longer excursions, a gas model may be a better option. Both come in a variety of sizes and can be converted to a street legal model if it is allowed where you live.

Your local golf cart dealer can help you find the right cart for your needs to give you the transportation you need to spare your aching joints. You deserve the chance to stay mobile and have a higher quality of life, which a personal golf cart can help you achieve.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Oct
4

A Quick History of the Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Nowadays, you see golf carts everywhere, not just on the golf course. Businesses use them for quick, economical transportation on large properties, even inside buildings. They are easy to use, affordable to maintain and a great asset for airports, parks and other businesses. Even homeowners and working farms have harnessed the power of the golf cart for local transportation. Millions of carts are used every day, all starting with a big idea over 60 years ago. Here is a quick history of the popular golf cart.

  • World War II. The idea for a small electric vehicle started in World War II during gas rationing. Merle Williams begin tinkering with the idea of a small vehicle for women to use for grocery shopping.
  • The first golf cart that was produced was in 1951 in Redlands, CA by Marketeer Company, owned by Merle Williams.
  • Golf cart boom. The popularity of the golf cart was almost immediate after the first was produced. By the end of the 1950’s, E-Z Go, LEKTRO, Cushman and Club Car all began selling these versatile electric carts.
  • 1970’s. Up until the 1970’s, most golf carts had only three wheels with a tiller-type steering device. In the 1970’s, the golf cart design evolved to four-wheels. Also, gas-powered carts began to emerge and become popular.
  • 1980’s. Golf carts began finding their way off the course and into other areas of business throughout the 1980’s. Club Car and Yamaha began designing carts for utility and personal transportation.
  • 1990’s. More features and innovations began emerging as large corporations began buying the smaller companies and expanding, bringing us the into the 2000’s.

There has been sixty-plus years that have led up to the amazing options available in the golf cart industry. To see the latest options, stop by your local golf cart dealer.

Posted on behalf of:
Action Specialty Carts
1891 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 888-0892

Jul
21

5 People That Would Love a New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

When it comes to time to buy gifts, we can often can be stumped on what to buy. This is especially the case for the man or woman who seems to have everything they need. Whether you are shopping for Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary, there is one gift that could earn you some kudos from your loved one. A golf cart is an excellent gift for more than just golfers – here are five people that would to have a new golf cart.

  1. Have a loved one that is an avid hunter? Golf carts are an excellent option for scouting in the woods. Electric models are quiet, while gas motors can give a farther travel capacity.
  2. Disabilities. Those with bad knees, hips or foot problems can benefit from having a golf cart for their use for outdoor transportation.
  3. Outdoorsmen and women. Anyone who likes to enjoy time in the woods or outdoors will love having a golf cart for their adventures.
  4. A street-legal golf cart is excellent for local transportation in retirement communities. Retirees can use this green vehicle to visit friends, go to the clubhouse or hit the golf course.
  5. Farmers. Large tracts of land like farms are an ideal place for a golf cart. It is an excellent way to get around the property or to haul items from one building to another.

And of course, golfers are always happy to get a new golf cart with all the bells and whistles for their days out on the course. For you next gift purchase, consider the people in your life that would love a new golf cart for the ultimate surprise.

Posted on behalf of:
Action Specialty Carts
1891 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 888-0892

Apr
19

Is a Golf Cart the Ultimate Dad Gift?

Posted in Golf Carts

Whether it is Christmas, a birthday or Father’s Day, dads are notoriously difficult to surprise with a good gift. For some reason, these male pillars of strength, advice and support are not easy to find a gift that really tickles their fancy. For the next special occasion that requires a gift for your dad, here is an idea. Consider buying him a golf cart. This is not just for golfers – many people can use a golf cart for personal transportation. Here are some dads that might appreciate their own golf cart.

  • Campers and RV owners. Have a dad that spends weeks traveling from campground to campground in their RV or just camps on the weekends? Golf carts are excellent for campgrounds, giving dad a quick way to jet down to the water or up to the campground store.
  • Retirement living. If your dad is retired and lives in a retirement community, a golf cart with a street legal kit could be an excellent gift. Dad can get around the neighborhood and to the clubhouse with an economical cart.
  • Dads that like to hunt, trap shoot or just go out in the woods to enjoy nature can use a golf cart. Choose a more rugged, gas model for longer trips into the wilderness.
  • Of course, if dad is a golfer, a golf cart is a perfect gift, especially if he doesn’t already have one of his own.

Golf carts are affordable and you can find quality used models at your local dealer. Next time it comes time to find the ultimate gift for dad, stop by and check out the possibilities at your local golf cart dealer.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Dec
30

5 Types of People That Should Own a Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Golf carts have shifted from a luxury for those that enjoy the game of golf to a useful device for people from many walks of life. While you will still see them on the golf course, there are many types of people that can enjoy the benefits of this affordable and reliable source of personal transportation. Here are five example of people that could benefit from owning a golf cart.

  1. Large property owners. If you own a large farm or plot of land, a golf cart is perfect for getting from one end of your property to another. Many working farms use golf carts to haul small loads to and from different outbuildings on the property.
  2. Outdoorsmen. Whether you hunt or just bird watch, if you love the outdoors, a rugged golf cart should be in your garage. With many options available for higher clearance or larger wheels, you can comfortably go on all-day treks through the woods in style.
  3. Medical issues. Worn out knees and hips can make walking long distances painful. Those with medical issues can enjoy the freedom of movement with their own golf cart to take with them wherever they go.
  4. Business owners. Businesses that encompass large areas like resorts, parks, apartment complexes and cemeteries need ways to transport their clients from point A to point B.
  5. Golfer. Of course, the avid golfer can always benefit from owning their own cart versus renting one every time they play.

If you fit into any of these categories, it may be time to consider investing in a new golf cart. You will be amazed at all the options available through your local dealer to customize your new cart for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Jun
23

Be Green with a Street Legal Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you striving to make green choices in your life? If you recycle, reuse and try to conserve energy, a street legal golf cart might be just what you need to continue your green efforts. Golf carts can be a great way to run errands near your home or even use on vacation, saving money on fuel while reducing harmful emissions.

Golf carts can be used on most city streets that have a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or less and have been customized for street use. To be street legal, golf carts will need certain safety features such as turn signals, seat belts and other options. Regulations and laws differ depending on where you are using your golf cart so it is important to know what is needed to legally use your golf cart on the roads. 

Benefits of Owning a Street Legal Golf Cart

So why invest in a golf cart for street use? Golf carts that are for street use can usually carry 4-6 people, are available in gas or electric models and are affordable to buy and maintain. They use very little energy and save money on fuel. Some ways you can use these energy-friendly, economical vehicles include:

  • Quick trips around your neighborhood
  • Transportation when vacationing at large resorts or campgrounds
  • Great for retirement communities
  • Use for special events
  • Easy transportation for those with injuries or disabilities

If you are interested in saving energy or just need a convenient way to do short trips around your home, consider investing in a fun street legal golf cart. It is a great way to be green and get where you need to go!

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Apr
10

3 Options to Consider Adding to Your New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you ready to invest in a new golf cart? Whether your new cart will actually head to the golf course or it will be used in another capacity for recreation or business, there are many options you can choose to customize your cart. The new golf carts available are far more advanced and have many features that can benefit you as an owner. Before you begin shopping for your new golf cart, consider these three options that could make your new vehicle more versatile.

  1. Street legal kits. Make your golf cart into economical transportation with a street legal kit. Even if you plan on using it mostly on the course or on your property, having your cart street legal adds value and can be useful for quick trips around the neighborhood.
  2. Comfort features. Cup holders, heaters and stereos are standard in cars, but not necessarily in golf carts. However, almost anything available for your car is also available in golf carts, just as custom options, not standard.
  3. Tires and wheels. You can opt for off road tires or larger wheels on your new golf cart, giving you more options where you can take your new cart. Larger wheels with better traction on your tires allows for more clearance to go into more rugged terrain.

Don’t settle for a plain golf cart when you can customize your new cart with all the newest options. Talk to your golf cart dealer about all the new features that are available for your new golf cart and make it exactly the way you want before you buy it.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Mar
13

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Golf Cart

Posted in Golf Carts

Are you planning to buy a new golf cart in the upcoming months? If it is your first time buying a golf cart or it’s been awhile since your last purchase, there are a few things to consider before you order your new cart. Here are three questions to ask yourself to make sure you get the golf cart that will meet your needs and expectations.

What will your new golf cart be used for?

Is this golf cart really going to the course or are you buying to hunt, for street use or for your business? How you are going to use your cart will determine the best type for your needs. For short daily use, an electric model is a good option while a gas-powered cart will work better for longer trips.

How much will your cart need to carry?

Golf and utility carts come in a large variety of sizes, from the small two-seated carts to large utility carts that can carry several people. The number of seats is important if you are using it for your business to carry groups from one place to another. Weight limits are also important when using the cart to haul heavy loads.

What accessories do you need on your cart?

Custom golf carts can now be ordered with countless accessories that can make them more functional and comfortable. Do you need a roof, a heater or mirrors? Do you need a street-legal kit added? Maybe you want a stereo or larger wheels? Look through the available accessories and make sure you get exactly what you want before your cart is ordered.

Once you know what you want, talk to your local golf cart dealer to place an order for your new cart. They can answer any questions you have to ensure you get the best cart for your needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

Dec
3

Tips for Choosing a Utility Cart for a Sportsman

Posted in Golf Carts

If you want a new utility cart for hunting or fishing, you are going to want a cart that can handle more than what is on the average golf course. Backwoods trails are harder to navigate than the manicured green lawns of the course. If you are shopping for a utility cart for yourself or your spouse to take into the woods, here are some tips for getting the right cart for the active sportsman or sportswoman.

  • Electric versus gas. In most cases, rugged terraine is better handled by a gas engine than an electric cart. However, electric engines are quieter for those headed into the woods to hunt. You will also want to consider how far and how long you will be using the cart; you don’t want to get stuck in the woods because the batteries run out of their charge.
  • Tire tread. For rough, muddy roads or traveling off-road, you will need tires with deeper tread and a cart with higher clearance. Larger wheels with rugged traction tires are a must for some areas.
  • Weather. If you will be using your cart in cold, wet weather, you may want to invest in some weather protection. You will need a roof and weather enclosure, plus a heater can be needed after a long, cold day in the woods.
  • Weight capacity. If you plan on hunting large game and bringing back your prize with your cart, consider the load and towing capacity. Two or three hunters and a deer on the back will require a large load capacity!

Make sure to talk to your local dealer about how you will be using your new cart. They can help you find the right cart for your sporting needs.

Posted on behalf of:
Action Specialty Carts
1891 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 888-0892

Dec
3

5 Personal Uses for Golf Carts Off the Course

Posted in Golf Carts

Even people who have never played golf in their life can be happy owners of a golf cart. Although originally created for this popular sport, the golf cart has evolved into a useful personal vehicle for many other reasons. Although there are many commercial uses for these carts at airports, parks and other businesses, there are many reasons to use these carts personally. Here are five great uses and reasons to own a personal golf cart.

  1. Neighborhood traveler. Do you live in a close community? Golf carts are excellent for close-by transportation in your neighborhood. Many carts can be converted for legal road use.
  2. Special events. If you host large events on your property, a golf cart is a great way to transport guests to the action.
  3. Disabilities. If you have a bad knee, arthritis or other health conditions, golf carts are a good way to keep you mobile and active.  You can bring them with you on camping trips and other adventures that may involve more walking then you can handle.
  4. Property maintenance. Those with large properties like farms are a perfect fit for a golf or utility cart. This gives you a fast, easy way to move around your property.
  5. Other sports.  These carts may be named for golf but they are used in other sports too. Skeet shooting and hunters can benefit from the private ownership of their own golf cart.

There are many different sizes and types of golf carts to meet your personal needs. Stop by a local golf cart dealer to check out the options available – there is a model right for almost any need or budget.

Posted on behalf of:
Top Dog Golf Carts
55055 Hammond Industrial Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-7433

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