Bubba Watson and Oakley collaborated on the BW-Air, which can fly as high as 3,000 feet, and goes up to 46 mph. The contraption starts at $200,000 and will be available in December 2017.
With the help of Oakley, Bubba Watson debuted a jetpack, posting a video July 18 on YouTube, United Press International (UPI) reported.
Oakley refers to the innovative device as the world’s first golf jetpack, UPI reported.
“A two-time Masters champion and currently one of the top five golfers in the world, Bubba Watson is known for pushing the boundaries of golf,” Oakley’s website says. “Three years ago, Bubba and Oakley teamed up to create the world’s first Golf Cart Hovercraft. For 2016, we wanted to make history once again by taking innovation and performance to the next level. While Bubba’s Hover enables golfers to traverse any terrain, Bubba’s Jetpack allows golfers to literally fly across the golf course.”
The “BW-Air” has a bespoke rotary 210 horsepower engine. It can fly as high as 3,000 feet and goes up to 46 mph. The device includes space for golf clubs, sand bottle holders, and more, UPI reported.
In the video, Watson boasts that the contraption gives golfers a “bird’s eye view” of the course, allowing players to develop a more effective strategy, and speeds up play. View footage of the contraption in action below:
The BW-Air starts at $200,000 and will be available in a variety of colors in December 2017, UPI reported.