Tips & Guides
You are unlikely to be an owner of a golf cart unless you were a regular visitor who spent quite some time on the golf course. Buying a golf cart means a substantial outlay on the sport that is golf; and it follows that you have to make the best possible use of the cart to justify the massive investment. When you buy a brand new golf cart, it may look quite different from most of what you see on the golf courses that have obviously undergone subsequent modifications. You too would be naturally inspired to make at least a few changes to make yours also one of the gang. Priorities differ from one person to another, and while some may place emphasis on making it more flashy and stylish, others may prefer to firstly make it more roomy for three to four people to make regular golfing trips in comfort and luxury. Just like a car, there is room for personalization and customization to your preferences where money and imagination are the limits.
If it is felt that your seats are not too comfortable, you could re-upholster them to one of several finishes available. Other components that can be modified in a golf cart for more comfort, luxury, style, elegance, or all, include wheels, rims, steering wheel and bumpers. Instead of setting about the modification process in a haphazard manner, plan out the whole operation in advance by first deciding on a particular theme or a color scheme for the golf cart such as dark varnished wood or chrome. Once you have the blueprint in place, you may however phase out the customization program to suit your convenience and availability of funds. Once it is fully customized, your cart might stand out among others as a unique creation of your own imagination and good taste. It will enhance your image in the face of others; and would constitute a prestige symbol for you.
If your plans for the modification process are highly intricate, ambitious and extravagant as to amount to almost reconstructing one from scratch, you should do it in consultation with a professional or a good technician with some experience in tinkering, modifications and upholstering work. You may begin your search from a local car body fitting/repair shop especially with some previous experience and good references in respect of custom fabrication on golf cart works and if your search in the locality does not yield any possible competent contenders, gradually extend your search to the net. CraigsList.com is a likely website from where you can expect some positive responses.
An alternative option to full-scale customization is to consider replacements/modifications by selecting a few suitable components and parts for your job from already available ready-made vehicle body kits. Sometimes you may be lucky in finding some body kits as if they were tailored for you, which are capable of being installed in very quick time. Don’t let the modification get too much out of hand to the extent of being gaudy; but let sanity and good taste prevail at all levels so that the final product would be something really novel, stylish and flamboyant; something that will make the golf course proud of you to have as one of its members.
If you run short of ideas for customizations of your golf cart, you may borrow some ideas from what you see around you and suitably modify them in the final implementation. The web is always a rich source of unlimited resources for those who take the trouble to look at the proper places for help.