Smart Wheels Win 2018 Good Design Award®
Best in Class Product Design
SYDNEY, Australia, 18 May, 2018. In recognition for outstanding design and innovation Concourse Golf Smart Wheels received a prestigious Good Design Award® Best in Class in the Product Design category.
The World’s 1st completely self-contained electric wheel set for push buggies, Concourse Golf has pioneered a game changing experience for golfers.
Proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia, Concourse Smart Wheels can cleverly replace the existing wheels on a push buggy and transform it into an advanced, remote control operated electric buggy in seconds.
“We have always pushed design and engineering boundaries to deliver a better experience for the walking golfer,” said David MacKay from Concourse Golf.
“Existing motorised golf buggies have too many limitations and inconveniences tied into them. Rather than make small improvements, we began our journey from the ground up to achieve a solution which lets golfers focus on the enjoyment of playing game.”
“Gone are the often enormous & heavy singular battery, axle, and centrally positioned motor of typical electric buggies. Instead, Smart Wheels provide a more compact and convenient overall experience for golfers by significantly reducing weight whilst increasing stability and handling.”
A break-through development in the golf category, the Smart Wheels concept also opens up enormous opportunities beyond this with potential applications in healthcare, transportation, logistics, and other mobility solutions.
The Good Design Awards Jury commented:
“Ingenious design and exceptionally well executed. From the fundamental idea, all the way to the detail of being able to charge whilst in the carry case, this is intelligent design at its best.”
“Thoughtful consideration of human factors and simplicity of operation make this a superb product overall. Extension use case to other applications make for an exciting future of possibilities. This solution is fresh and opens the opportunity to new categories beyond golf. Brilliant engineering inside the wheels making them safe to use on different types of grounds. This is truly a brilliant product that deserves to be recognised at the highest level in this category.”
Internationally recognised, Australia’s Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design innovation in Australia with a proud history dating back to 1958.
Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.
ABOUT CONCOURSE GOLF:
Concourse Golf (privately held) designs, manufactures and markets tools and technology for the walking golfer. From the award winning line of push and pull buggies to the world’s first Smart Wheels, Concourse uses design and engineering innovation to enable golfers to traverse the course more easily while focusing on enjoyment and performance.
For more information please go to www.concoursegolf.com
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