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Sonnenalp Club set to host Surf the Earth event April 14

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Players at the Sonnenalp golf course this year can use Golfboards instead of carts.

EDWARDS — On Friday, April 14, the Sonnenalp Club will open its golf course for golf and surfing this season.

The Sonnenalp Club has announced that the GolfBoard — the first and only substantive, surf-inspired, motorized golf vehicle built specifically for the game of golf — will be available for Sonnenalp members and guests for the season. Conceived by Bally Total Fitness Founder Don Wildman and legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, GolfBoarding is a new way to traverse the hills of Sonnenalp. The four-wheel drive board allows users to turn by simply transferring their body weight in a carving motion — simply like snowboarding or surfing.

‘Most fun I’ve ever had’

“We could not be more excited that the Sonnenalp Club will be the first course in the Valley to bring the option of GolfBoards to our daily Golf Operation,” Sonnenalp Director of Golf Club Operations Jim Miller said. “Golf on a GolfBoard is literally the most fun I’ve ever had playing the game. GolfBoards are extremely stable, intuitive and easy to ride and fit in perfectly with our Colorado lifestyle. We can’t wait for our members and guests to experience the thrill for themselves.”

Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, GolfBoards provide golfers a more active and engaging alternative to riding in a cart. Impact to the golf course is much less than a cart, so you can take your GolfBoard almost anywhere on the course. Because golfers can ride right to a ball, speed of play on a GolfBoard is increased. Advanced technology allows GolfBoarders to customize board settings and configurations to their riding preference including adjusting speed settings from six to 10 mph via a simple, one-touch switch.

To learn more about GolfBoards being used at the Sonnenalp Club this summer, Call Miller at 970-477-5374.


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