Adaptive Golf Cars (AGC)

RESNA Standards Committee on Adaptive Golf Cars (AGC)

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Officers

Chair: John McGovern
Recreation Accessibility Consultants, LLC
john.mcgovern@rac-llc.com

Vice Chair: Mitch Oliver
Olivers LLC/Golf Express
olivermachine3@yahoo.com

Secretary: Richard Thesing
Mobility Golf
jrthesing@yahoo.com

Adaptive golf cars are equipped with hand controls and a swivel seat enabling a golfer with a mobility impairment to play golf. This standard affects manufacturers of adaptive golf cars, golf course operators, mobility-impaired users of adaptive golf cars, local governmnets, intergovernmental risk pools, and individuals or organizations (public or private) that have an interest in the safety of adaptive golf cars.  

Work Program

RESNA ASE-2 Adaptive Sports Equipment Volume 2: Adaptive Golf Cars

This standard includes requirements and test methods for adaptive golf cars. The standard includes tests for maximum speed, maximum acceleration, static and dynamic stability and brake systems. It also includes safety guidance for golf course operators. NGCMA Z130.1-2004 provides safety and performance specifications for golf cars. Adaptive golf cars are similar to standard golf cars in many respects but have hand controls, a swivel seat, and the golfer swings the golf club while sitting in the car. This creates safety issues not addressed by NGCMA Z130.1-2004 that required resolution. 

The standard includes the following sections:

Section 1: Adaptive Golf Cars Safety and Performance Specifications