This golf course is delivering food… by drone

Food Delivery

If you tend to get a bit peckish mid-round and a chocolate bar bought from the pro shop before you tee off just won’t cut it, we have some pretty big news for you.

That’s because a golf club in the States is trialing the world’s very first golf course drone delivery service.

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Starting on September 15, players at King's Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks, North Dakota, will be able to have refreshments – including burgers and sandwiches – delivered to them by drone for just $3.

This being 2018, they'll order refreshments via an app, and watch as the drone lowers their snack to them on a rope about ten minutes later.

"Wherever you are, you should be able to get what you want within a few minutes," Yariv Bash, CEO of FlyTrex, the Israeil drone logistics startup operating the service, told CNNMoney. "Why wait?"

King's Walk plans to start with a six-week trial run with a single drone making deliveries to a single location. If things go well — and it receive an FAA permit to fly over people — the course expects to add delivery points throughout the course.

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As you can probably imagine, the news has had a mixed reaction.

“The young golfers think it's great,” a club spokesman added. “We've had people already call and ask – when's the drone flying? But the older members kind of think, ‘Oh, you're wasting your money’.”

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