So what do we all think of the GoKart website…?

May 18 2018

Huge apologies to anyone who wasted any of their evening trying to look at our website yesterday.

To quote the GoKart Global Vice-president of International IT Affairs (the website bloke); “I’m sorry. So sorry. So so so sorry. I’m really really really sorry…”

Well that wasn’t good enough. We’ve taken him out the back now and given him a severe Chinese burn. On both wrists, and de-bagged him for good measure (strangely satisfying that by the way). Anyway, he’s certainly sorry now.

So what happened? We sent a message to all customers yesterday, announcing our new model. We grossly underestimated the level of instant curiosity that provoked. The site should have been given more bandwidth to cope with the unusual spike in visitors. The result? Chaos. Sorry.

It should be fine now, maybe a little sluggish at certain times during the day, but OK.

Did we say we’re sorry…?

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The new gokart is coming

May 17 2018

Say hello to the new GoKart. Available to buy from mid June.

The award winning, trail blazing electric trolley. Made better.

Please click here, give us your details and you’ll be the first to know when we release more news.

In the meantime, we’re clearing the decks in preparation. We have the iconic 2017 model GoKart available at a never to be repeated low price. Please click here to go to the shop.

The new GoKart RED-VIEW-03

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The Laws of Golf, according to Martin Vousden

Apr 26 2018

Thought for the Day
People who believe in a sixth sense do so because they have taken leave of the other five

Between them the R&A and USGA have absolute authority in producing and revising the Rules of Golf, by which we abide or not according to conscience. Then there are the Laws of Golf, which we are all obliged to follow, no matter how much it hurts

1. Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it

2. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing

3. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls

4. If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the fourball ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there

5. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing

6. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse

7. The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors

8. If it ain’t broke, try changing your grip

9. Golfers who claim they don’t cheat also lie

10. Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot

11. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent’s luck

12. It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot putt – for an eight

13. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his (more…)

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the masters! tiger!! vousden!!!

Apr 04 2018

Thought for the Day
I’m not a pedant, I’m just excessively sesquipedalian

In golf this week there is really only one question – are you brave enough to bet against Tiger Woods in the Masters? Considering that he hasn’t even played in it for three years, and that 10 months ago he was found slumped over the wheel of his car, barely coherent and then found to be unable to pass a simple sobriety test, it seems a heck of a stretch to imagine him being clothed in a green jacket for the fifth time. The car incident, of course, was the result of the analgesia he was taking to suppress the continuous pain he felt from his back but the spinal fusion he underwent, and a spell in a rehab clinic, has left him drug and pain free, and generating more clubhead speed than any of his contemporaries.

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I still think that victory this week is unlikely though – partly because he is still at a relatively early stage of comeback, partly because he hasn’t been in position to win a major for nearly 10 years and also because the competition looks extraordinarily strong. Then again, this is Tiger, one of the most remarkable sporting athletes of his or any other generation. And superstars become such because they do astonishing things. If we have learnt anything from watching this man play golf in more than two decades, it is to expect the unexpected, and then some.

But it is not surprising that, although his fellow golf pros seem genuinely pleased to see him competing again, and remain aware of his ability, they are no longer intimidated. A big part of Tiger’s early career dominance was that he, and they, believed that he would find a way to score whatever was needed to win but that aura of invincibility has considerably diminished. The other factor he needs to contend with is that, like all great performers who raise the bar of what can be achieved, he (more…)

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A good masters warmup

Apr 04 2018

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Vousden on ****ing abusive fans

Mar 20 2018

Thought for the Day
If you continue working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day

It’s time to stop pussyfooting around and recognise that golf has a problem, and that problem is American golf fans. Justin Thomas recently had one ejected from a tournament – the Honda Classic he went on to win. The ‘fan’ had yelled for Thomas’ ball to go into water, and then yelled again for it to find a bunker, after which the golfer asked the gallery: ‘Who said that? ‘When the man was identified, Thomas told him: ‘Enjoy your day buddy, you’re gone,’ and had the culprit evicted.

The only regrettable aspect of Justin Thomas’ behaviour is that the following day he tweeted an apology in a series of tweets, as follows:

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‘Getting a lot of comments on the fan incident yesterday… sorry to any and all offended by it. There was more said as we walked to the tee wishing bad things on the course for myself or Luke [List, with whom he was paired]. Then the get in the bunker comment over and over again I felt… (more…)

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