Kiwi golfer loves his ‘tinkered’ Segway x2 Golf

The only thing Bryan Moore loves more than golf is being able to enjoy playing again thanks to his Segway x2 Golf Personal Transporter (PT).

Back in 2007 he became unable to walk 18 holes, so he looked around for the best solution to his situation. He’d seen Segway New Zealand’s extensive advertising in NZ Golf Magazine and our on-course attendance at the New Zealand Open and Masters Series since 2005. He quickly settled on the x2 Golf as the outstanding, best choice. Thanks to the x2 Golf, Bryan has been continuing to enjoy golf for the past 6 years in ways he never thought would be possible for him.

Not only is it easy to bring the x2 Golf from course to course, but small size and silent operation means he still feels ‘one of the group’ when playing with friends who still walk the course. Unlike a golf cart (that requires its own trailer which needs to be registered, warranted and maintained), the Segway x2 Golf stows easily in the rear of Bryan’s van. Indeed, the Segway x2 Golf fits equally well in the back of any SUV/4WD, wagon or hatchback, or on a special Segway carrier fitted to a sedan’s tow bar (think of it as a ‘bike rack for a Segway PT’).

Bryan Moore is off to play golf, with his clubs and Segway x2 Golf stowed in his van

Bryan Moore is off to play golf, with his clubs and Segway x2 Golf stowed in his van.

Like a lot of Kiwi men, Bryan loves to tinker in his shed and enjoys the challenge of making things. For example, instead of purchasing Segway’s own lightweight, folding aluminium ramps (that come complete with a zippered carry bag that has a foam insert to stop them rattling in the back of your car while driving) he had fun making his own set. You can see these in the photo above.

Bryan has made a couple of modifications to his x2 Golf as well. Firstly, he’s made the back section of the golf bag carrier cradle removable, so that the rear door of the van can be closed without having to remove the entire cradle from the x2 Golf.

Golf bag cradle with customised removable end.

Golf bag cradle with customised removable end.

Secondly, he made his own small metal box for holding balls and tees, that attaches to the carrier frame above the left hand side fender. The Segway x2 Golf came with a scorecard, pencil and golf ball holder mounted on the handlebar, and a front bag large enough to carry a water bottle, jumper and raincoat is available too.

The built-in scorecard, pencil and golf ball holder of the Segway x2 Golf model.

The built-in scorecard, pencil and golf ball holder of the Segway x2 Golf model.

Many manual, push-along golf trundlers offer a little flip-down seat. So lastly, Bryan has added a custom seat to the front of his x2 Golf. It folds down out of the way when not in use, and can be flipped up to offer a comfortable place to rest whenever the x2 Golf is parked.

Bryan Moore with his Segway x2 Golf stowed in his van.

Bryan has added a flip-up seat to the front of his Segway x2 Golf.

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