It was only a matter of time before drones would be flying around on a golf course near you. Japan will be trying out a pilot program for a month where drones will deliver snacks, drinks and other golf equipment to players on the course.
Taken from ctvnews.ca.
“As part of its new “Sora Raku” delivery service, Rakuten’s drones will be helping players and staff at the Camel Golf Resort in Japan.
The “Sora Raku” drone delivery service by Rakuten will launch on May 9. Its first client is the Camel Golf Resort in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, where drones will take part in a month-long pilot project.
In a press release published on April 25, Rakuten explains that the delivery service, which uses a “Tenku” drone, will be used to “deliver golf equipment, snacks, beverages and other items to players at pickup points on the golf course.”
Players on the course will be able to use an Android app to place orders and track their delivery. The same app manages payment for the order.”
If this works out I could see it coming to the U.S. very soon and it could be a great thing. The cart girl always seems to never be around when you want a drink and vice versa when you don’t want anything. Drones would be available asap and would instantly be able to deliver whatever you need.
Of course drones are susceptible to being hit by golf balls when flying around the course, but I think the chances are so slim that it would be worth it for a golf course to invest in a few.