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I need a golf buggy / we (he and her) need a golf buggy to get round 18 holes.

What are the do's and don'ts / pitfalls to avoid in buying. Where will I get the best deal?
 

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I need a golf buggy / we (he and her) need a golf buggy to get round 18 holes.

What are the do's and don'ts / pitfalls to avoid in buying. Where will I get the best deal?
Have a look on Facebook Marketplace, Golf Clubs often advertise there when changing their buggies, plus private sellers as well.
 

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1. Consider where it will stored /charged.
2. How you will get it to the club if they do not have storage space (there is about 4 -5 year wait where I play for buggy storage and charging and they do not have space for the large two seater 4 wheeled ones).
3. Two single seater buggies may well work out cheaper than one 2 seater one.
4. Fleets are sometimes disposed of (sometimes seen on ebay) with the same pitfalls as a second hand car.
5. There are companies around that sell second hand refurbished ones.
6. Be aware that buggies at most clubs often get banned in wet conditions . I have seen more buggy bans this winter than any year before.
7 Check you clubs buggy policy. I know of clubs that do not allow personal buggies and some that have a blanket ban through winter.
8. Be aware that using a buggy in winter you will feel a lot colder than walking.
 

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If you are considering single seaters I can highly recommend Grass Hopper. Within my club around 70% of buggy users have this make.

VAT
The official view from the inland revenue and customs is that golf buggies cannot be VAT free due to disability because equipment that does benefit has to be specificly designed for disabled use. As golf buggies can be used by anyone they do not meet this rule. You may find there are companies offering this but you will be liable for the VAT if IRC find out. You have to sign a VAT exemption form to get it giving the details of your disability.
 

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I use an Electrokart Voyager, it splits into 3 parts and fits into the boot of my car, along with my cart bag.
Powered by a 24volt lithium battery.
If you have a disabled certificate you might be exempt from VAT.
There's demonstration videos online, YouTube (y)
Don't buy any cheap foreign. makes.
 
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Also think about insurance, I bought mine from a member and stored it outside on club grounds until a shed/garage became available ( about a year) couldn't get insurance because it wasn't locked up or at home.
As soon as one was available in it went and 2 weeks later some lowlifes broke into several sheds, they tried breaking into mine but i had put a really good - expensive- lock on the doors. Lock was damaged but held.
one chap at ours who's buggy is outside removes the 2 back wheels and has it on axle stands during the week.
 

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I know of 2 people who bought 3 wheeler buggies. They soon got rid of them as they found them very unstable on side slopes.
 

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Re insurance remember you need to have public liability insurance. I have played at several clubs as a visitor and have had to provide proof of this before being allowed out on my buggy. Check your own clubs policy on this. There was time when it was a requirement where I play.
 
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