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World's Fastest Golf Cart Tops Out at Around 118 MPH (Video)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Nov 2014 06:22 AM

The world's fastest golf cart can zip down a dragway at more than 118 miles per hour, according Plum Quick Motors which is claiming the world speed record for such vehicles.

The World Record Academy certified the Plum Quick Motors golf cart speed record – clocking it at 118.76 mph at the Darlington Dragway in South Carolina on Oct. 31, breaking the Guinness World Record time of 103.65 mph set in 2013, according to the academy's website.



"At 119 mph, you could reach your 250-yard drive in about 4.2 seconds," wrote Chris Chase of USA Today's blog "For The Win." "You could make it to the green on a 550-yard par-5 in less than 10. To drive the six-or-so miles it usually takes to navigate the 18 holes at your local golf course would take three minutes, or about as long as Kevin Na takes to line up a putt."

A golf cart at half that speed could bring a little excitement to the golf course, given that it could make the tight corners of the average cart path.

"Golf carts never go as fast as we want them to (damn governors), especially those slow-accelerating gas ones," wrote Alex Myer of Golf Digest. "Plum Quick Motors, however, created one with just a bit more juice than what you'll find at your local muny. … The next step is making this bad boy golf course legal."

Carson Steen left his job in 1981 and started Plum Quick Motors with his sons Ricky and Robby in South Carolina. According to the company's website, he owns several patents for the electric juiced up electric vehicles.

"(Plum Quick Motors) sells golf cart engines with names such as The Executioner and The Assassin that are for 'a wide range of applications including hunting, off road, golfing, cruising and even racing,'" Chase told USA Today. "Though these carts aren't necessarily 'muni-legal,' they'd give new meaning to speed golf and would manage to make those dreaded 'Cart Path Only' days a little more bearable."

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