Golf Carts Only

by Chris MacDonald

golf_carts_only_2At the edge of a golf course, in Hawaii.

I can imagine several reasons for this sign. One is safety — if golfers are whipping around in motorized carts, perhaps pedestrians are safer staying away. It may also be a way of keeping tourists off the golf course generally; the course is next to a long beach-walk that runs for a couple of kilometres through several beachfront hotel properties. The little bridge in the picture below is an attractive place to stand and take pictures, which could make tourists an obstruction to golfers trying to drive across the bridge.

Interesting, though, in an age in which motorized methods of getting around are generally looked down upon as being less environmentally friendly.