Leading-edge uselessness (contd.)

Hmmm… From today’s Telegraph: golf buggies with sat-nav for players lacking direction .

Each of the £4,000 golf buggies comes complete with a sat-nav system which is programmed with a map of West Midlands Golf Club.

The hi-tech devices mean members could do away with caddies altogether as the buggies’ computers tell players how far they have hit a drive and what distance remains to the hole.

But even these capabilities do not supersede the buggies’ most important function – being able to order a drink remotely from the bar.

John Harrhy, 65, co-owner of the club in the Forest of Arden, near Solihull, explained what led him to introduce the 25-strong fleet.

He said: “We like to think we are a forward-looking golf business. We had been looking around at ways to progress and considered a number of buggy models. They are very popular with the senior members, who are offered them at a cheaper rate, and with visiting golf societies. You can enter your scorecard on the on-board machine and it knows which other buggies are in your group.’

The funny thing is that none of the players who will eagerly embrace this technology can hit the ball far enough to get lost.