“Surrey with a Fringe on top!”- without the fringe.
We LOVE our 4-seater golf carts and you will too. When Teal Wing Golf Club was built, the golf experience was designed to meet the needs of the vacationing public. This included scratch golfers (the son-in-law), the average golfers (grandpa and mom), and beginners (the kids). The 5 tees at Teal Wing allow everyone to play together. Teal Wing’s 4-seater golf carts allow everyone to RIDE together. The 3 male brothers that snuck out for a quick round before breakfast also love them.
Design: The 4-seater golf cart is simply that: one golf cart, with 2 bench seats, both facing forward and a bigger, wider bag rack in the back with straps long enough for 4 golf bags. It is also angled, so little people can reach in too. Some call it a “limo”; Teal Wing GC calls it a “surrey.” It allows 4 people (or 2 adults and 3 or 4 little kids) to all ride together, all facing forward. It is the way people are used to! There are NO arguments about the “back of the bus.” People simply don’t like looking backwards. People don’t like looking at where they’ve been. It doesn’t work in cars or planes either. For families, these are not fairground go-carts, so there is only one driver (usually Dad) and it removes the temptation for the teens (and that liability for the owner!)!
Who uses the 4-seater/surreys at Teal Wing?
Families: Teal Wing’s philosophy is a bit different. Teal Wing welcomes families to play golf together. Everyone piles in, players and non-players alike, to enjoy a few hours experiencing the beauty of Teal Wing. The surrey allows mum and dad to ride together, and kids to ride with the parents. In today’s busy world, with 2 car families always going separate directions, families need time together, not split into two separate carts. The surrey allows the whole family to pile in, so all join the conversation fun together. The surrey gives mum and dad time to introduce the kids to the game and to enjoy their family together.
Baby on board: Many young couples give up the game of golf once a baby is part of the mix. Teal Wing scoffs at this idea: just bring the baby along! Car seats can be tied into a Surrey – just need some boat rope! At Teal Wing it is not uncommon to see a young couple tee off, usually at the slow part of the day and baby’s nap time, with car seat tied onto the back bench of a surrey, under the sun canopy, with the baby happily asleep already (to the baby, it is just another car ride with BIG open windows!).
Multi generations: As grandpa and grandma get older, some of the joints are a bit stiff, but they still want to be part of family activities, experiences and memories. Teal Wing welcomes riders at no charge. The Surrey is the perfect vehicle for this. With Grandpa driving the Surrey to pick up and drop off, and advising his grown sons how he might have tried each shot, this tends to speed UP play, not slow it down!
3-some: There are times when there are simply three players, not four. This is vacation country! Often it is just more fun to play with 3 in a 4-seater rather than using two conventional carts, that always leaves an odd man out. Teal Wing encourages 3-somes to take a Surrey to participate in the conversation and enjoy the game together. With 3-somes together in a Surrey, jokes do not need repetition because someone missed it, off in the other cart alone. It is also, incidentally, better on the environment and better on the golf course owner’s bottom line to have one cart with one gas tank, than two carts and two gas tanks (not to mention freeing up an extra cart on busy days!).
4 adult golfers: Actually NO: Teal Wing does not permit four golfers. The Japanese do it, but……. Teal Wing’s reason for not allowing 4 adult golfers together is mostly weight. With 4 big people, and 4 big golf bags on one Surrey, the weight is too much. Teal Wing’s hills can cause trouble. The weight of this loaded 4-some could cause damage to the course, grass, gravel paths, or damp spots. 2 conventional 2-seaters are the better option for the course and golfer alike.
Teal Wing’s Surrey carts may not have the fringe on top but they provide many a fringe benefit for those golfing. Teal Wing GC is proud of the atmosphere of both hospitality and fun that these 4-seaters bring to the game. Teal Wing thinks we see signs that these Surreys are helping to GROW THE GAME for the future by opening up new opportunities and new experiences, and increasing the enjoyment: golf is, after all, a game !