A golf cart is a small vehicle designed to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course or on desert trails with less effort than walking. Golf carts come in a wide range of formats and are more used to convey small numbers of passengers short distances at speeds less than 15 mph per ANSI Standard z130.1 as manufactured. They are around 4 feet wide × 8 feet long × 6 feet high and weigh 900 pounds to 1,000 pounds. Most are powered by 4-stroke engines; the price of a golf cart can range anywhere from under US$1,000 to well over US$20,000 per cart, depending on several factors. These factors may include whether or not a fleet of carts is being purchased for a golf course or a country club, for example, whether the carts are new or used. Other factors may include options such as equipment requirements, how many people the cart is meant to transport. With the rise in popularity of golf carts, many golf clubs or country clubs offer storage and energy options to golf cart owners; this has led to the modification of golf carts to suit use at a particular golf course.
Typical modifications include windshields, ball cleaners, cooler trays, upgraded motor or speed controller, lift kits. Golf carts were only electrically powered, but in time gasoline-powered variants appeared; the electric variety is now used in many communities where their lack of pollutants, lack of noise, safety for pedestrians and other carts are beneficial. When purpose-built for general transportation these are called Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, but with various operating limitations such as top speed and heavy regulation on which type of streets these types of carts are permitted to be used; these may resemble the golf carts shown above, although some are now being made with all-weather car-like bodies. The minimum age to drive a golf cart is 13 in Georgia, California, Kentucky, Rhode Island and South Carolina. Other US states, such as Florida, have a minimum age of 14–15 years; the first use of a motorized cart on a golf course was by JK Wadley of Texarkana, Texas/Arkansas, who saw a three-wheeled electric cart being used in Los Angeles to transport senior citizens to the grocery store.
He purchased a cart and found that it worked poorly on a golf course. The first electric golf cart did not gain widespread acceptance. In the 1930s until the 1950s the most widespread use of golf carts was for those with disabilities who could not walk far. By the mid 1950s the golf cart had gained wide acceptance with golfers, with several manufactures producing various models. Most were electric. Merle Williams of Long Beach, California was an early innovator of the electric golf cart, he started with knowledge gained from production of electric cars due to World War II gasoline rationing. In 1951 his Marketeer Company began production of an electric golf cart in California. E-Z-Go began producing golf cars in 1954, Cushman in 1955, Club Car in 1958, Taylor-Dunn in 1961, Harley-Davidson in 1963, Melex in 1971, Yamaha Golf Car in 1979 and CT&T in 2002. Max Walker created the first gasoline-powered golf cart "The Walker Executive" in 1957; this three-wheeled vehicle was shaped with a Vespa-style front end and, like any golf cart, carried two passengers and golf bags.
In 1963 the Harley-Davidson Motor Company began producing golf carts. Over the years they manufactured and distributed thousands of three- and four-wheeled gasoline-powered and electric vehicles that are still sought after; the iconic three-wheeled cart, with either a steering wheel or a tiller-based steering control, boasted a reversible two-stroke engine similar to one used today in some high-end snowmobiles. Harley Davidson sold the production of golf carts to American Machine and Foundry Company, who in turn sold production to Columbia Par Car. Many of these units survive today, are the prized possessions of proud owners and collectors worldwide. New technology such as the SoloRider, an adaptive golf cart designed for a single user, is allowing disabled persons access to the golf course and the game itself; the cart’s seat swivels around, extends to an upright position, allows the golfer to stand upright, be supported, swing using both hands. Golf carts are now taking on an extreme nature, being modified from their original configuration to perform similar to the growing popularity of the Side by Side.
Modifications as minor as suspension upgrades are commonplace, while entire redesigns may include axles and an engine from a full size automobile. Solar-powered golf carts are regular charged electric golf cart. While this technology is still new and not as efficient as gas or electric, it is becoming more and more popular. In 2014, citEcar built and tested a solar-powered street-legal golf cart that will travel 105 miles on a single charge. One of the most recent developments in golf cart technology is the GolfBoard, a golf cart, inspired by the skateboard; the GolfBoard is driven by front and back gear boxes providing power to all four wheels. The golfer controls the cart in a standing upright position as if riding skateboard, leaning left or right to make turns; the GolfBoard has been well received by the golfing community, as it speeds up play and, according to the manufacturers, has up to 75% less impact on turf than traditional golf carts. In 2014 the GolfBoard was voted the Best New Product at the PGA Show.
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Colonel Sir Robert Nigel Fitzhardinge Kingscote was a British soldier, Liberal politician and agriculturalist. Kingscote was the son of Colonel Thomas Henry Kingscote, of Kingscote Park, Gloucestershire, by his first wife, Lady Isabella Anne Frances, daughter of Henry Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort, his mother died when he was less than one year old, shortly after the birth of her second child, a daughter. His brother, Thomas Kingscote joined the Royal Household. Kingscote was commissioned in to the Scots Fusilier Guards in 1846, he was Aide-de-Camp to his great-uncle, Lord Raglan, during the Crimean War, achieved the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was an honorary colonel in the 4th Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment. Kingscote was Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire West between 1852 and 1885, he was appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1856. The latter year he was appointed a Commissioner of Woods and Forests, a post he held until 1895.
He was a Justice of the Peace for Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Kingscote was a Groom-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria between 1859 and 1866, when he resigned, as an Extra Equerry to the Prince of Wales in 1867, he served as Superintendent of the Prince of Wales's stables until 1885, was appointed to the Council of the Prince of Wales in 1886, as Receiver-General of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1888, Extra Equerry to Edward VII between 1901 and 1902 and Paymaster-General of the Royal Household between 1901 and 1908. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1855, a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1889 and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1902. Kingscote was involved in agricultural affairs and served as President of the Royal Agricultural Society in 1878. Kingscote was twice married, he married firstly the Hon. Caroline Sophia, daughter of George Wyndham, 1st Baron Leconfield, in 1851, she died 19.03.1852 at Drove, Westhampnett in West Sussex. A son born and died 19.03.1852 Drove, West Sussex.
Kingscote married secondly Lady Emily Marie, daughter of Richard Curzon-Howe, 1st Earl Howe, in 1856. They had two daughters, his eldest daughter, married Arthur Wilson and was the mother of Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson. His daughter Winifred married Lord Rocksavage Marquess of Cholmondeley, on 16 July 1879. Kingscote died in September 1908, aged 78. Lady Kingscote survived him by two years and died in December 1910. Caricature of Sir Robert Kingscote by Leslie Ward at the National Portrait Gallery Photograph of Lady Kingscote and two of her children at thepeerage.com Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Robert Kingscote
Kalamo Township is a general law township of Eaton County in the U. S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,742 at the 2000 census. Carlisle is a historic locale in the township at the junction of Carlisle Highway and Lacey Lake Road at 42°33′11″N 84°57′59″W. Charles T. Moffat built a large frame saw-mill in 1837. After the mill came into the ownership of Oliver A. Hyde, the place became known as "Hyde's Mills". A post office named Carlisle was established in 1843 and operated until 1903. Elmira is a historic locale in the township along Ionia Road about three miles south of M-79 at 45°03′52″N 84°51′22″W. A post office operated here from 1855 until 1871. Kalamo is a small unincorporated community in the township along Ionia Road about two miles south of M-79 at 42°32′34″N 85°00′46″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles, of which 36.6 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,742 people, 622 households, 488 families residing in the township.
The population density was 47.5 per square mile. There were 648 housing units at an average density of 17.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the township was 97.53% White, 0.86% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.40% from other races, 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population. There were 622 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.5% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.13. In the township the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.7 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males. The median income for a household in the township was $46,927, the median income for a family was $50,208. Males had a median income of $37,981 versus $26,818 for females; the per capita income for the township was $17,934. About 3.7% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over