Buggy Know-how

Golf buggies are the best way to see Hamilton Island

Golf buggies are the best way to see Hamilton Island

Driving your family around in a golf buggy takes a little getting used to.  For example, there is no boot space for the groceries, but inserting seatbelts through shopping bag handles soon becomes second nature.

‘Fuelling up’ takes a little more thought than pulling into the nearest petrol station, and you will soon spot the drivers who have taken a tour around the Island and forgotten to plug their buggies in to charge up the battery the night before.

Then there is the weather.  Wet weather can be overcome with the plastic ‘clears’ or ‘flaps’ that cover the sides of most buggies (though beware the sneaky draft that comes under the windscreen).  In hot weather however, you have inbuilt, 100% carbon neutral air-conditioning, simply by folding down your windscreen to allow the breeze through.  Perfect!

Buggy Tip #1 – Hills and flat buggy batteries don’t mix!