Hop out of your golfcart and ‘surf the earth’ of the golfcourse

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EAST HADDAM--Golf is about to become a much speedier game.

An invention called the GolfBoard is taking golfers from hole to hole in a whole new way.

It’s one part golf cart,  one part Segway and one part skateboard, and together it makes for one strange experience.

"They call it 'surfing the turf,' and that’s literally what its like," said Ron Beck, the director at golf and head PGA professional at Fox Hopyard Golf Club in East Haddam as he stood on a GolfBoard.

The course now has four GolfBoards, which were ranked PGA's best new product for golf in 2014. They run about 10 mph, so a bit faster than walking the 18 holes.

The belief is that it may bring in a whole new generation of people interested in golf, without hurting the traditions o the game.

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