(BEND, OR) – GolfBoard – the first and only substantive, surf-inspired, motorized golf vehicle built specifically for the sport – has selected Buffalo Brand Invigoration Group to turnkey a brand communications and public relations program.
Conceived by Bally Total Fitness Founder Don Wildman and legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, GolfBoarding appeals to experienced players and attracts new ones to the game by allowing riders to “surf the earth” for a fast, fun and active golf experience. Spanning the boundaries of age and athletic ability, GolfBoard creates an entirely new activity that nearly everyone can enjoy. The four-wheeled board allows users to turn by simply shifting their body weight in a carving motion akin to snowboarding or surfing.
“GolfBoard created an entirely new way for golfers to traverse the course, and we’ve received universal praise,” says Jeff Dowell, President of GolfBoard. “Buffalo’s important brand development work will drive even greater market demand through consistent editorial coverage while helping ensure GolfBoard is perceived as safe, fun, and environmentally friendly.”
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, GolfBoards are ultra-durable and built with a safety-first mantra to provide golfers a more active alternative to riding in a cart. Advanced technology allows GolfBoarders to customize board settings and configurations to their riding preference including adjusting speed settings from 6 to 14 mph via simple, one-touch stability bar switch.
“Like metalwoods, graphite shafts and plastic cleats, GolfBoarding represents a dramatic paradigm shift in golf,” says Rich Katz, Managing Director of Buffalo. “It’s fast-becoming one of the world’s most talked-about new technologies and attracting riders of all ages.”
GolfBoard is quickly becoming one of the most publicized brands in golf striving to energize the industry. With additional PR, thought leadership and extensive brand development provided by Buffalo, GolfBoard is now positioned to go from an emerging new product, to a widely recognized and trusted company.
Early adopters of GolfBoard such as numerous top-100 courses and the nation’s largest owner-operator Billy Casper Golf have seen an increase in rounds played, revenue and an improvement in pace of play. The activity of GolfBoarding is destined to become the common golf vernacular, much like putting, chipping or driving.
Available since April 2014, GolfBoard is now offered at almost 100 courses in the US, Canada, and Mexico. More than 300 additional private, daily-fee and resort courses are scheduled for product delivery over the next 90 days, and hundreds of individual golfers – including PGA Tour stars and A-List celebrities – have purchased units.
More information: www.GolfBoard.com, 888.328.2841.