How to Customize a Golf Cart

By Steve Silverman

Many people don't give a thought about owning their own golf cart. They go to the golf course, pay the cart fee, pick up a cart and off they go. But there are a growing number of golfers who not only buy their own cart, but customize carts and turn them into rolling works of art with many add-ons inside


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Figure out a design for the outside of your golf "car." Many people who buy their own vehicle don't have the traditional open-air golf cart. It is more of an enclosed vehicle. One of the top options for design is a race car motif. It requires an intricate paint job and will leave the golfer with a unique vehicle with which to transport golf clubs.
Step 2
Put in a DVD player and a sound system. If you are going to have your own golf car, you might as well have something to enjoy while driving. You can listen to your favorite music and your guests can watch a DVD if that's what they want.
Step 3
If you are going to have a custom body, you may want to add custom wheels. Custom spoked wheels will give your golf cart a look that few others can match. The wheels come in various designs, including recessed spokes that give them that luxurious look.
Step 4
Purchase a four-seater golf cart instead of a traditional two-seater. Buying your own cart will not only save you the price of renting a cart every time you go to the golf course, it will also save your playing partners money because they won't have to rent a cart, either. They will appreciate that savings.
Step 5
Don't laugh but you may want to add air bags to your custom golf cart. Remember, it is your cart and there is no speed-limiting governor on it unless you want it to be. With a 24-horsepower engine, these golf carts can generate power and speed. Accidents do happen and you can install air bags for safety.

Tips & Warnings

Go for a memorable look if you buy your own golf cart. This is not the time to be subtle.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.


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