October 28, 2014
Looking for Golf Cart Cold Weather Protection? This Fall stay warm and dry in a 4-sided golf cart enclosure from Classic Accessories Fairway collection. New for 2014 is the Fairway FadeSafe™ custom golf cart covers that are fitted to the Club Car Precedent, the Drive by Yamaha, and E-Z-GO TXT & RXV two-person golf carts. What is FadeSafe™ ? It is a solution-dyed fabric which significantly reduces sun bleaching. This line provides great features like roll open windows and doors with rip-n-grip straps and windshield bumper access points. FadeSafe™ comes in two colors Navy News and Light Khaki and is also offered in other Fairway products like seat and storage covers .
October 8, 2014
September 15, 2014
Want to go golfing this Fall but don’t want to finish looking like you just took the ice bucket challenge? With the new drivable golf cart enclosures and other golf accessories from Classic Accessories Fairway line you can be confident you will stay dry and comfortable.
February 8, 2012
Chocolates and flowers are played out. When I think of V-Day I think of comfort for my Valentine. Which is why I’m considering a golf cart cover to keep her warm. Quality time together is important, and for those of you that golf together, it can be a lot more pleasant for both of you with some protection from the elements. These covers are durable, affordable and convenient to install. With at least a year of warranty coverage from the manufacturer, Classic Accessories, you get peace of mind and a warmer valentine.
December 5, 2011
Why does a golf course have 18 holes? is one the most common golf questions out there. The real reason is that the Royal and Ancient Club at St. Andrews in Scotland issued a decree that 18 holes was the proper length of a match. Nobody knows exactly why, but it is hypothesized that the land available to the club was at one time divided into 11 holes, and a match consisted of 2 players playing the 11 hole course twice. But, 2 of the holes were deemed to be too short, and the course was chopped down to 9 holes for each half of play. That is a pretty boring story, so I hypothesize that a golf course is 18 holes long so you have a great reason to buy a golf cart and by extension, a custom golf cart enclosure.
Golf cart enclosures come in a wide range of designs, but anyone who has had a universal cover flap around in the wind knows that it’s tough to beat the exact fitment of a custom job. Affordable custom enclosures are available for three of the major golf cart models: the Yamaha Drive, the EZ Go RXV, and the Club Car Precedent. These covers all fit their respective models perfectly and users won’t have to worry about redundant windshields or loose sides. If you are fortunate enough to have a new version of one of these carts, these enclosures can dramatically expand your golf season and let you play a comfortable game at winter rates with no waiting at the tee box.
November 16, 2011
This post is about 4-sided golf cart enclosures and why they drive me crazy. 4-siders are the most flexible of golf cart enclosures. They are easy to put on. They’ll fit essentially any cart. They are simple, durable and can last for a very long time. Sounds great. But there’s one problem. Most people have windshields. Most people don’t need two windshields. That’s just ridiculous. But wait, you say, you can roll up the front portion of the cover and just leave the three remaining sides down! This is true. But not completely true. Why? Because then the sides flap all around if there is any wind at all. Why do they flap around? Because the hooks that keep the front of the enclosure secure are attached to the front flap! Who thought of that? Why not put it in the front of the side flap so it stays down? Then at least you would have the option of rolling the front side up. You could still get out by leaving the rear zipper undone and exiting towards the B-pillar. Seriously. /rant
May 25, 2011
Golf cart enclosures are a popular way to mitigate the effects of cold weather for winter golf cart users. The obvious application is for winter golfers, but these enclosures also find usefulness in other applications like security patrols and simple transportation around small areas like retirement communities or even studio lots.
There are many varieties available: 4-sided enclosures that fit over the roof, 3-sided enclosures that attach to the support frame, and custom pieces designed specifically for one’s model of golf cart. I’ve mentioned these different types of enclosure in order in terms of their cost and design complexity. 4-sided enclosures are typically the simplest enclosures, and thus the least expensive, while custom pieces are typically the most involved, and thus, more costly.
4-sided golf cart enclosures are the most common enclosure one will see. Made of a durable vinyl or polyester, these pieces basically fit like a box over the top of the golf cart, with zippers at each corner and usually one down the middle of each side. These enclosures are very easy to attach. They will fit over like a cap and will typically have adjustable straps with hooks that will do under the frame of the golf cart. The user will tighten these straps until there is no slack. These golf cart enclosures are best for those who use different golf carts, as portability and ease-of-operation are high and they are nearly-universally compatible. Disadvantages of this type of enclosure include what for most users will be a redundant front window, obscuring visibility, and a relatively loose fit that is vulnerable to flapping in windy conditions. The windshield panels of these enclosures can typically be rolled up for improved visibility; however, this will reduce stability as most manufacturers mount their front attachment straps to this section. This will mean that the side flaps will not be attached in the front and will move about a great deal in wind or at speed.
3-sided golf cart enclosures eliminate the problem of the redundant front windshield, as, obviously, they only cover 3 sides of the enclosure: each side and the rear. This is accomplished through increased complexity in attaching the enclosure; it does not go over the roof but will instead feature sleeves that will go around the frame that supports the roof. This increased complexity means that these enclosures take longer to put on, generally about 15 to 20 minutes. While not prohibitively long, this delay, coupled with the method of attachment, means that these enclosures are best suited for those who operate a single cart for the majority of the time. Advantages of this type of golf cart enclosure include excellent visibility, high wind protection and very good stability with little to no flapping. Disadvantages include length of installation, a more complicated attachment system that makes them incompatible with some models, and higher cost.
Custom golf cart enclosures have come down in price quite a bit just in the last year. Manufacturers are making model-specific enclosures that are the equal of any enclosure from the cart maker’s factory, and in some cases, these manufacturers have taken over that role, making OEM parts. Selection is generally limited to the most popular golf carts at semi-custom prices. These models include the market-share leaders the Club Car Precedent and the Yamaha Drive. These enclosures are usually the most expensive of the three major types of golf cart enclosure, landing in the $200 – $300 range. For many this cost is well-worth it, as the enclosures are designed to fit like a glove and eliminate many of the annoyances of the universal-fit covers listed above. The windshield portion will typically be removable or will zip open and won’t affect the stability of the enclosure. Entry zippers will be arranged towards the rear of the passenger compartment so that users can enter the cart without having to negotiate the steering wheel. Doors can be unzipped and rolled to the rear for increased ventilation if the weather changes. Overall, these custom enclosures ensure a more positive operating experience and advantages include superior fitment with negligible flapping, improved access to seating and clubs, and excellent visibility. Disadvantages are limited to cost and inflexibility of fitment. If one has a single cart that is used extensively, a custom golf cart enclosure may be worth the investment.