For two months anyway. We’re keeping old misery guts Osborne at bay and will absorb the extra 2½% on VAT until the 1st March 2011. That’s the good news…
… the bad news is that as well as the extra VAT, we’ve a price rise due in March too. We thought you’d appreciate a bit of advance warning if you’re considering buying a GoKart electric golf trolley. On the first of March we’ll be increasing the price to £244 plus post and packing (£15 for mainland UK). In the meantime, as well as delaying the VAT rise, we’ll hold our current price of £224.
Lots of factors have forced our hand; rising material costs, labour, utilities. Moving production to China would be a solution, but we simply don’t want to. We’d rather keep making the trolley in our own factory here in the UK, and give you a product we’re proud of. Even at the slightly higher price, the GoKart represents fantastic value for money, we’re confident of that.
The bundle deal will continue, so if there are a couple of accessories you want to order with the trolley, you’ll still get the £20 discount.
With the Grand Christmas Puzzle being played in over 100 countries worldwide, we’re not too far away from covering the whole globe with a bit of festive cheer. Rather than tell you where it is being enjoyed, if we tell you where it isn’t, maybe you can help us get it there? If you have mates in; Greenland, Svalbard, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Guyana or West Africa then send them a link!
The first correct entry was pretty damn quick and came from Gordon L. from Galston. All the correct entries will go in the hat at the end of January, but even if Gordon doesn’t win the main prize, (more…)Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet
Well if you’re stranded away from the course because of snow/grannies then we have the answer for you. Stephen Smith, our resident Golf Shrink, can sort you out. Now look into my eyes…
Its deep mid winter and the scene outside is just as King Wenceslas would have seen – the snow is lying across these isles deep and crisp and even. Across the land golfers are looking at the weather and praying for a respite so that they can get out and swing a club in anger. It has been so cold that even a trip to the driving range is out of the question for the hardiest of individuals- so no one has an opportunity to practice at the moment do they? Well perhaps there is.
Recent research split up a group of sportsmen and women into two separate practice groups. Group A were allowed to practice in their normal way with full access to all their equipment. Group B had all access to kit taken away and were forced to use mental imagery as part of their practice routine only.
After a couple of weeks the groups were assessed on their performance in the sport. There was no difference in performance between the group that had full access to physical kit and practice and the group that was only allowed to practice in their minds. Not surprisingly, subsequent research has shown that a combination of the two approaches produces the best results.
However, most golfers still only work on the physical side of things and continue to thrash balls on the driving range alone. (more…)Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet
No not golf (we wish – it’s still pretty slushy here…), not cluedo, not charades, and definitely not the ukelele (had to spellcheck that one!), but the GRAND GOKART CHRISTMAS PUZZLE.
We’ve done it a little differently this year. The idea is to work out 18 film titles from the clues in the picture. The first letter of each title will lead you to a phrase, and your chance to win a stonking new GoKart electric golf trolley.
So grab your egg nog, get grannie comfy and see how quickly you can solve it. Some clues you’ll get easily, and some not quite so readily. There’s even a forum where you can seek encouragement or enlightenment (but don’t expect any sense out of the moderators til Boxing Day; you’re on your own until then…)
The puzzle runs up to the end of January, when we’ll announce the winner. Honourable mentions will be given to those speeding through it quickly on Christmas Day. The first chap to complete the quiz last year was surprised by a little congratulatory present from us, I’m sure we’ll do the same this year. Socks maybe?
What you said about our last blast of torment in the Summer;
“Thanks guys. Huge fun. Took a couple of days out of my life. Sam S, Abbotts Langley
“I’m now going to lie down in a dark room for a month.” Ieuan W, Mold
“Thanks for several days of fun, frustration, elation, and ultimate triumph. What other company in the country would give as much fun as yours?” Michael S. Southport
“Unfortunately I now have to go and catch up on 2 days work that I haven’t done!” John O’G, Hartlepool
“Thanks for the headache!” Gary G. Colchester
“I’m now going off to stick needles in my eyes which I’m sure will be less painful……” Hugh H, Thirsk
“So long and thanks for all the fish” Alan B, Portstewart
“What a brilliant and challenging Quiz … the best I have attempted in over 50 years.” Kevin B, Leyland