Out of the way, old man! There’s a new golf buggy in town; and it’s housing a one-litre V-twin eight-valve engine.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the Can-Am Commander 1000 XT was the result of a Top Gear challenge after Clarkson, May and Hamster were told to create a golf buggy that’s also capable of leaving a small family car coughing on its dust.
The chunky 27-inch lightweight radial tyres mean that it’s as effective riding through the rough as it is over the smoothness of the fairway; and with a heavy-duty front bumper, no one will be able to get between you and your balls.
For prices and information visit CANAMOFFROAD.COM
Ping Nome 405 Putter
We’ve all been there. Standing on the green frustrated that, despite our best efforts, we’re unable to sink that tricky putt.
Ping thinks it has the solution, though. USGA approved, Ping’s new Nome 405 can be adjusted within a range of 37.5 to 46.5 inches to compensate for the changes in playing levels and optimise your performance, allowing you to feel more comfortable.
Of course, the downside is you’ll no longer be able to blame the equipment for your terrible putting.
From £249 per club. For info: PING.COM
The opportunity to follow in the footsteps of golf’s greats by playing a round at The Belfry’s world famous courses could be a dream come true for many a golfing enthusiast. And it’s not a bad place to host a business meeting either
On arrival at the four-time Ryder Cup venue, business parties have their clubs and shoes collected from their cars to be cleaned and delivered to the practice area or first tee. You’ll be provided with practice-range balls and a course planner. No fewer than 80 GPS-installed buggies with electronic leaderboards are on hand to complete the ideal golfing day out.
After holing out on the 18th, corporate groups can dine in the 50-seat Ryder Room where the formal Ryder Cup dinner was held. Or, for other special occasions, the European and American Ryder Cup Team rooms can be reserved.
For more info: 0300 500 0405; thebelfry.com
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