Windy Knoll GC to allow hovercrafts on golf course

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On July 27, Windy Knoll Golf Club will be the first course in the United States to feature two Neoteric Golf hovercrafts – made famous by a PR stunt featuring Bubba Watson in April – for use as golf carts.

Located in Springfield, Ohio, Windy Knoll is a public-access, links-style course.

World Golf Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez and LPGA player Paige Mackenzie will be there for the hovercraft arrivals, along with Tim Rosaforte.

The course is located on an old horse farm.

“We wanted to be able to offer something no other course could,” said managing director Pete Duffey. His inspiration was from the YouTube video of Watson cruising around in his “BW1.”

The two hovercrafts will feature a 65-horsepower engine capable of reaching speeds up to 50 mph, side-by-side seating for a foursome, a lift-roof and room for two golf bags and sand bottles.

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