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Why golfing in Martin County just got cooler than what you're used to

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Posted at 10:17 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 22:41:00-04

Only one golf course in Martin and Palm Beach County has it, and that's the GolfBoard. Instead of a golf cart, you can upgrade and "Surf the Turf" as you play a round at the Evergreen Club.

The boards are easy to use for surfing professionals and even seniors. Tom Zellers, from Srixion, says he knows of a lady 72-years-old who's surfed three times now.

StormTeam 5 Meteorologist James Wieland is WPTV's resident surfer and I asked him to come try it out with me. I wasn't confident in my choice when he showed up in a buttoned up shirt and cheap free-bee sunglasses he got at a fair somewhere. Not to worry because he hopped on the board and was immediately able to start surfing and having a blast like an expert.

I am not athletically inclined, at all, and I was able to hop on and start riding instantly (okay, there is a slow speed, and I used it, don't judge).  What I really liked is your clubs go in front and a little cooler in the back.  However, I think the cooler seemed a bit too small for my taste (it would only hold about 6 Miller Lites).

The Evergreen Club tucked away in a hidden spot in Martin County, is in a beautiful area that's easy to get to via the Turnpike or I-95. The Club House Manager, Alix Dannewitz, is very friendly and couldn't have been nicer.  I love finding great people and she is on the list.

Here are the benefits
- Save time playing around of golf because you go directly to your ball and your partner goes to their ball.
- Incredible leg workout
- Fun
- Perfect for younger and older golfers