How to Play Fantasy Football Confidence Pools

Mru0bvypaybe you’ve been playing fantasy sports for a while and you’ve been asked to play in your first Confidence Pool. Or perhaps you’re new to fantasy sport games entirely. In either case, a Confidence Pool is actually a pretty interesting way to bet on games. We say “bet” because you’re picking a team to win each of each week’s games, though you are not actually placing a wager.

The game is pretty simple. In a standard Confidence Pool, you’re asked to pick the winners of each NFL contest for the week (yep, all 16 games; less during bye weeks). Then you weight each pick with a number of confidence points between 1 and 16 (where higher is better). You can’t re-use a number, and you must use all numbers. When the team you picked to win actually wins, you get the points you assigned to that game.

Scoring and Payouts

So how do scoring and payouts work? Many pools will collect an entry fee. That fee is collected from all participants and dispersed in the form of weekly and/or season prizes. The weekly winner is the person whose coin flips yielded the most points from correct picks (as close to 136 points as possible). Those rankings are tabulated throughout the season to determine standings within your league. You can win one week to win money, and you can also win the aggregate scoring for the season.

This kind of award structure means that even rookie confidence poolboys can compete with experts. Even a novice who uses the “animal strategy” can pick the best during any given week. (The “animal strategy” is whereby you pick the winner as if it were a cage battle in the wilderness. For example, in a game pitting the Chicago Bears versus the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bears win every time. Of course, this strategy has a few pitfalls: see “Detroit Lions” or on the other end, “Arizona Cardinals.”)

Variable League Settings

A good fantasy sports site will allow pool commissioners to pick from a wide variety of customizable settings. We’ll address a few of the most common league options below. You will want to weigh the options and the cost amongst a few of the providers. There are some good websites out there that offer Free Confidence Pools. You just have to do a search for them.

Confidence Pools usually allow each team owner to discard a certain number of bad week’s worth of picks per season (say, your lowest 2 weeks out of the 16 weeks). These are often referred to as “Drop Weeks.” This feature allows you to forget about the week when you were heading out of town and didn’t read up, and it helps to brighten your spirits after an unusually bad week.

Another common option is to not rank weekly straight-up winners, but rather rank winners against the spread. This tougher option requires that if the Broncos – Raiders spread is 6 points (in favor of the Broncos in this …

Boxing Gyms and How to Survive Them – 3 Golden Rules

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Golden Rules to Survive Them AND Learn How to Box!

Being an active, competitive boxer requires that you attend one of the many boxing gyms scattered throughout many towns and cities across many countries all across the world. Even in those countries where professional boxing is banned (for example Norway and Sweden), there are a wealth of well-run amateur boxing gyms where the skills and techniques of the noble art are taught for a very reasonable price. To learn how to box is really one of life’s cheaper pursuits (assuming the cost is not measured in blood, sweat and tears of course).

It being the case then that there are many boxing gyms and it will only be by a quirk of geography, a lack of desire to box competitively or some medical-type reason (for example acute agoraphobia) that might prevent you from joining one of the community boxing gyms to learn how to box, I wanted to write a short article to provide 3 simple rules to observe if you are about to cross the threshold of a local boxing gym in your area.

Without further ado, let’s go over the simple considerations that will allow you to cope with the new environment of the boxing gym and learn how to box in double-quick time.

Rule 1:

Don’t feel the need to go and spend piles of cash on sparring gloves, head-gear, boxing boots and so on. Keep it simple in the short-term. You will need as a minimum training clothes and shoes, boxing wraps and shower gear. That’s it. You don’t even need in the short term to buy bag gloves or a skipping rope as the gym will provide these. As time passes and you make a decision as to whether you like being around boxing gyms, you can spend your dollars on the bag gloves, skipping rope, boxing boots and gum shield. All other gear will continue to be provided by the gym.

It is worth understanding that you might want to avoid buying gloves for sparring as the coach will often want to assess their suitability to be used in his or her boxing ring. On a number of occasions I’ve had to disappoint boxers by refusing to allow them to wear their freshly imported and eye-wateringly expensive gloves for sparring because of the lack of padding in the knuckle area. A boxing coach’s primary responsibility is to the safety of the boxers, so they will not mind at all leaving you with a very, very expensive pair of bag gloves rather than allow those gloves into their sparring ring where the risk of injury to one of his or her boxers will increase.

Rule 2:

When you join, don’t feel upset that the coach does not immediately welcome you to the gym with open arms and spend every waking moment bestowing their knowledge upon you. The reality of most boxing gyms is that the coach is very, very busy and time is always a …

The Cornhole History

You can call it “bag toss,” “baggo,” “corn toss” or “corn hole.” No matter what name you hang on this simple, yet addictive tossing game, one thing is indisputable—it’s incredibly popular.

A few short years ago, very few Americans had heard of cornhole. Today, thanks to some big media coverage and word-of-mouth, corn hole is popping up everywhere.

The game itself is easy to understand. Players take turns tossing a small bag filled with dried corn at an angled plywood target. The scoring system is simple, the rules could fit on the back of a business card, and everyone from tiny tots to their great-grandparents can understand the rules and take their turn tossing the bags.

The history of corn hole is a little trickier to grasp. There are a few different accounts of the game’s origins. One tale involves a nineteenth century Midwestern farmer by the name of Jebediah McGillicuddy. Some firmly believe that this individual concocted cornhole in his barn as a means of passing time with friends and family.

There is no solid evidence to support either the existence of Jebediah or the involvement of any particular 1800s agriculturalist in the development of cornhole, though. The idea of someone named Jebediah with an Irish surname inventing the game after working the fields seems far-fetched to many.

We do know that the first documented corn hole games popped up on the west side of Cincinnati. Corn hole became a popular community and bar game in the area and developed a local following. Eventually, the “East Siders” caught on and baggo exploded across the city. It became a popular tailgating diversion at Cincinnati Bengals’ games. People making the trip into Cinci for NFL action saw the game for the first time, grew interested, and helped in its spread.

In 2005, the popular morning news television program “Today” did a brief feature on cornhole and its growing popularity in the Midwest. This shot of national attention also seems to have fueled the games growth.

Unlike its origins, its recent surge in popularity is easier to document. Today, one can still play baggo in Ohio. They might also find a cornhole match on the sunny California coast, in the heart of urban New York, behind dusty Texas bars or in every major sports team’s pre-game parking lot.

The corn hole story starts small and mysteriously, but appears ready to end with highly visible global conclusion.…

Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Starting To Train MMA

There are some things you should know before starting to train MMA, in order to make an informed decision and decide if this is really something that you can or should do.

1. Can your body take it?

Before beginning any form of physical activity, you should consult your physician; especially when it is an intense form of activity, such as mixed martial arts training. Even if you feel completely healthy and do not easily tire, you still have to do it. There are lots of serious health problems than can’t be felt until it is too late, and that rigorous training can aggravate.

2. MMA is all about cross-training

In order to be a successful MMA fighter, you have to cross-train. You can’t just be one-dimensional nowadays, as MMA fighting techniques have evolved over the years. If in the 90’s, during the first televised mixed martial arts events, a pure submission grappler such as Royce Gracie was able to dominate other fighters, today you can’t make it if you only know Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Everybody has access to a diverse training and if your game is only based on one dimension, your chances of winning a fight are slim to none. A combination between wrestling (Greco-roman or even freestyle wrestling), Brazilian jiu-jitsu (or another submission grappling art such as catch wrestling or sambo) and muay thai skills is considered to be an ideal blend in MMA and, if you have a background in one of these, you already have a good base to build on.

On the other hand, if you already are a good wrestler, a good submission grappler and a good striker, you won’t necessarily become a good MMA fighter. You still need a specialized MMA trainer to teach you how to combine all of those skills, along with everything else that is specific to the sport.

3. Stay humble

If you have a big ego, think again before joining an MMA gym. You can still do it, but if you can’t be humble in the gym, you will either learn how to do it the hard way, or be forced to leave. Remember that you join a gym to learn something, not to prove the other guys there that you are better than them. That’s not the attitude of a fighter, and not many people tolerate that.

The willingness to learn is probably one the most important attributes of a fighter. You have to learn from your own mistakes, and to remember that sometimes you learn a lot more from a loss that from a win. Do not get mad or discouraged if you always lose during sparring, but try to learn from those experiences until you get better and it is your turn to win.

4. Eat healthy and sleep

Without proper nutrition, training is almost useless. If you decide to begin MMA training, you should know there are some lifestyle adjustments that should be made first. Eating right and drinking lots of water is one …

Facts About Sport Psychology

If you’re just hearing the term “sport psychology,” you may have many questions about what it is and how it can help you. Getting accurate information about sport psychology to help you better understand what sport psychologists do and what roles they have in athletics. These facts about sport psychology will give you a good understanding of basic information related to the field.

What is sport psychology?

Sport psychology is a field that involves the observation of behavior and how it affects sports performance. When a sport psychologist is working with an athlete, the athlete’s behaviors are observed and the sport psychology professional determines how those behaviors are impacting sports performance. Sport psychologists also work to determine how participation in sports affects the physical and emotional health of athletes. Achieving these basic objectives can help sport psychologists to form individual action plans for each of their clients.

How can a sport psychologist help athletes?

There are many ways in which a sport psychologist can help athletes.

  • Goal setting: Sport psychologists can work with athletes and help them to set small, attainable goals. Achieving these goals will help athletes to stay motivated and can also help with the achievement of larger goals.
  • Improving focus: Athletes can become distracted by many different things including spectators or the pressure to succeed. This loss of focus can impede their performance and make it difficult to win. Sport psychologists can help athletes to learn the skill of focusing and maintaining focus throughout competitions.
  • Dealing with pressure: Many athletes face intense pressure to perform well and carry their teams to victory. Dealing with this pressure can lead to a lot of stress, which can actually distract athletes from performing. Sport psychologists can help athletes learn to cope with pressure and use it as a positive motivator instead of a stressor.

Where do sport psychologists work?

Sport psychologists can work in many different settings and with a wide variety of people. Consultants can work with athletic teams or individual athletes so that performance is improved. Fitness clubs or the creators of fitness programs may hire sport psychologists to review their programs and make any needed changes. For example, someone creating a fitness program may need the input of a sport psychologist to be sure that the program is motivating enough for participants. Sport psychologists can also work as teachers or researchers. Sport psychology teachers may teach college courses or supervise students who want to learn this discipline. Researchers may work with specific groups of athletes to determine how their behavior affects sports performance or how sports affect children. This research can be used to develop sports programs and help athletes improve their performance. Sport psychology is a valuable field of study that can impact the lives of many athletes. With the right sport psychologist, you can work on removing obstacles to success and improving focus and determination. This can help you become more successful on and off the playing field.…

College Football Helmets – Its Evolution

Football is one extreme contact sport. It may not be as fast or as furious as the usual racing games you seen but it definitely has a unique notch of action on its own. This is precisely why helmets are necessary when playing football. Both amateurs as well as professional players of the said sport can be seen donning this specific protective gear on before setting off to play the game. However, there are specific characteristics possessed by football helmets. They generally have a face mask, a chin strap, and even a mouth guard that comes as an optional feature.

All that have been mentioned goes the same with college football helmets. Apart from being just a protective gear, it can also be said that college football helmets are being worn for their aesthetic effect. Every football helmet comes emblazoned with the particular team's logo. This is essential because it helps coaches identify their players while on field and referees find it easier to record down playing technicalities while every one is out there on field.

College football helmets were not as complex as they are right now. Football helmets actually started way back in 1915. These old types of helmets are very basic looking. They are even simply made out of leather. They are also made with a flat looking top design which can be likened to the ones professional wrestlers have been using. Back then, the main purpose of these helmets was to protect the player's ear from any damages. However, the lack of ear holes on the helmets has proven communication to be difficult when these old helmets were used.

So through time, helmets have evolved and improved until the National Football League has required football helmets to come with a face mask. From then on, college football helmets have also adapted this particular technical requirement for the games they have held. Nowadays, leather is not the main ingredient of college football helmets. It is now polycarbonate which is being widely used in making such helmets for football.

In addition, college football helmets have also taken into consideration the need for constant communication while on field. Football, after all, is a group sport which calls for much coordination within the team. What happened instead is that these football helmets have changed its design from flat top into a more oval structure. According to studies which have been conducted, this oval shape of college football helmets actually helps a lot in protecting the head from too much impact. Moreover, an inflatable bladder is also now being used to provide more protection for football players while wearing a football helmet.

Then eventually, the chin strap has also been developed as professionals felt the need to secure that these football helmets are safely held in place. This is important especially for a contact sport like football wherein unpredictable actions can happen. College football helmets really did evolve through time. From its humble beginnings, people have realized the need to improve …

Soccer Field Lighting – Fixtures and Photometric Designs

Because the standard unit of measurement in any outdoor lighting design is the footcandle, government regulations normally specify footcandle minimum requirements for parking lot lighting, and security lighting, and athletic field lighting. One sport that warrants particular attention to footcandle lighting levels is soccer. Because soccer fields have sprung up all over the country with the rising popularity of the game, it is common to find them widely varied in size and function. To effectively light a soccer field, a professional designer or DYI certified electrical installer has to take certain critical factors into consideration before purchasing soccer field lights, mounts, and poles. Sometimes even a professional designer has to consult with an electrician who is familiar with local municipal outdoor lighting codes, and sometimes a DYI in spite of local expertise has to call the US Soccer foundation for recommendations on which soccer field lighting equipment will give a given location optimal foot candle spread with minimal glare and strict regulation of light pollution.

To save a step for the contractor and to reduce the margin of error for the DIY installer, RLL Design streamlines this information into a consolidated set of expert tools and consultation services offered for free through our online forum and complimentary over the phone to serious inquirers and clients. We also inventory a complete selection of soccer field lights, equipment, and mounting accessories to optimize game visibility for players and to maintain your facility in good standing with governing compliance standards. Because so many games are played at night, player safety is foremost in consideration when developing a soccer field lighting system. To produce clear visibility without blinding glare, lighting experts must mathematically determine the precise level of foot-candles needed for the size of a particular field. They must also take into account whether or not spectators will be watching the game, as this constitutes a second layer of light that must be evenly spread over the field.

One foot candle is equal to one lumen of light spread evenly over a space of one square foot. Special equipment is required to measure footcandle levels, and normally only professional electricians have access to this equipment. This is one area where neither DIY electricians nor outdoor lighting designers relatively new to sports lighting ever want to cut corners. Municipal codes are strict in almost every part of the country, and dark sky laws now extend from coast to coast requiring athletic field lighting be kept on the field and out of neighboring homes and businesses. By taking the time to ensure your proposed system meets with all legal requirements and fulfills the recommendations of the US Soccer Foundation, you can provide your client or your own organization with an insulating factor against liabilities that could result from injuries on an improperly lighted soccer field.

Light levels on soccer fields will vary greatly depending on field size, status as a practice field or game field, and the number of spectators viewing the game. Here is where …

Spirit’s Seasons, A Series – Football, Episode I

SPIRIT WALKED OUT of his school’s locker room door, hung the whistle lanyard around his neck, and fondly perused his team as they threw passes back and forth to each other. The two eighth grade cousins, Five and Junior, were running around and tagging each other. Spirit yelled at his nephews, “Hey, you two bohunks, knock it off! Quit horsin’ ’round.”

Spirit looked over his team approvingly and thought, This is a talented bunch of yahoos. They’re strong, fast, savvy in the ways of football, and this could be our best season ever!

Spirit had truly built an admirable football program here at the tiny Sinkiuse High School. He had done it with hard work, dedication, and… with only a few boys, barely enough to field a team each year.

The Bobcats had four seniors, each one of them with special talents. Spirit knew that at least one would be playing college ball, possibly more than one. Coach Wolfe had kept in close touch with both Spirit and Billy throughout the years. The experienced college coach wanted the Bobcat center on his team. That promising prospect was Cloud CresentMoon. Cloud’s older brother was already playing for Coach Wolfe and the coach knew both boys had the right stuff to play for Central Washington University. They had been raised to withstand hardships with fortitude and determination. And they had been coached by one of the best, Spirit Sintasket.

Cloud was a unique player who had all the perfect characteristics to be an outstanding college level blocker. In all of Spirit’s years he had never seen anyone built like Cloud. The center stood only 5′ 8″, but weighed a hefty 330 pounds. He was not fat though. Cloud had always been thick, but he had been on a strenuous weight-training program for the past four years. From a distance Cloud appeared as wide as he was tall. He looked like a fire plug. His massive, muscular legs resembled tree stumps. Although the CresentMoon boy could not run fast, he had quickness off the line and the strength of a bull. Yes, he was the perfect blocker to anchor Spirit’s team.

“Hey coach, how about this year, you know what I want to do.”

“No, no, Cloud, I’m not going to let you run the ball. Why would I when we have the Skosum brothers?”

The brothers were quick, fast, and smart running backs. Sylix, the senior, was speedy, and he used his ability to find the seams in the defense. Sylix Skosum loved football and Spirit hoped Coach Wolfe would pick him up, maybe as a weak-side safety or a back-up running back. Sylix’s sophomore brother, Swift, was the fastest sprinter on the team, possibly the league. He, too, had already developed an uncanny ability to seek out the best holes to run through, and a busted play was often a welcome opportunity for Swift to gain the most yardage. Each kick-off and punt return provided the perfect occasion for Swift to …

Kids Ice Skates — A Beginners Guide

Ice skating is an activity that can be practiced as a recreational activity or as a professional sport. A lot of skaters ice skate for leisure as there are some good benefits that can be gained from ice skating. Introducing children to ice skating can be both fun and yet dangerous as child safety on the ice rink is a major concern. It is however a rewarding experience for most kids who take up an interest in ice skating. There are kids ice skates are available to make this experience and activity a rich one for children.

While a lot of time, discipline and personal skill is necessary to develop and master ice skating but this has been made easier with ice skates that are specifically designed for kids. Kids ice skates start from beginner ice skaters to the more skilled skaters, there are a large number and styles of skate boots available on the market. While ice skates for kids share similarities to those made for adults, there are some differences and key features that make kids ice skates unique from those of adults.

In ice skating, there are several factors that play a part in how ice skaters move on the ice, these factors include body weight, skill level, and discipline, and these also apply to children. When it comes to confidence and psychological issues, children have different behavioral traits – some children may be frightened when they first step on the slippery ice surface on the rink; while others will be excited. Most of the ice skates for children are made with safety mechanisms that enable first time ice skaters and even more confident skaters to find sturdy balance while remaining safe on the ice. Most ice skates are suited for different skill levels. Companies such as Jackson Ultima and Riedell Skates make figure and recreational ice skates specifically for certain skill levels and disciplines.

It can sometimes be confusing to tell the actual differences between figure ice skates and ice hockey skates. While there are fairly some differences between these two styles of skating, during the initial learning stages, it is not important to focus on the differences. However as a child progresses in developing ice skating skills, these differences become noticeable and children and parents can purchase specific ice skates for the particular ice skating style. Most ice skating disciplines are used in either figure skating or ice hockey. Recreational skating is more “in-between” these two styles.

A common safety feature among kids ice skates is the easy buckle that replaces laces. This is helpful on the ice rink as children are not affected by the laces found on ice skates for older children and adults. In addition, other features such as inner lining provide warmth and comfort while the hard outer shell gives support that helps maintain a child’s sturdy balance on the ice.

Kids ice skates are great for new comers to ice skating. If parents are looking for a good pair of …

Top Quirky Ideas for Your Wedding Theme

A wedding is one of the most memorable events in a person's life. This is the main reason why most couples try to look for the most unique theme for the event. If you and your partner are on the stage of planning for this momentous event, then here is a list of concepts you may want to consider:

• Whimsical

A fantasy-based wedding never goes out of style and has been done a lot of times. You can up the level by looking for non-cliché motifs and splurge a bit more on lights and effects. Ask your guests to be in costume or wear something appropriate to the theme, but make sure they do not outdo you.

• Movie-Based

Want to be Bella or Alice for a day? Or your groom would like to sport Peter Pan? The possibilities are limitless when you do characters from a movie. No need to burst out in costumes. You can simply add a detail that will let you resemble your favourite movie character. Let your stylist make your skin two to three shades lighter for that Twilight vampire look or create the famed Katniss braids from Hunger Games.

• Cosplay

Everyone had a superhero dream or obsession at one point in their life and a wedding will surely be fun and memorable if you dress up. Completing the entire outfit is unnecessary as long as you add recognizable details like Wonder Woman's suit silhouette or signature icons of superman or batman for your groom. You may also wear wigs if your character has a signature one like Harlequin's red and blue.

• Sports

Grooms would love a shot at being a football star or a wrestling heavyweight so try incorporating your favourite sport during your wedding. Do mock starting line-up with your entourage or enter to the sound of a wrestling match announcement and have your husband wear a wrestling belt. Set up baseball plates in the entire venue so your guest can enjoy a stadium feel.

• Nature

Nature themes are huge this 2016. People are inclined to do environment-friendly stuff nowadays so this will be a hit. Couples can use organic food and giveaways or use solar-powered venues. If you are bold enough, get wet underwater, on top of a mountain or in the air while skydiving. Add caves and desserts for an extreme experience.

• Animal

Animal lovers and animal-print lovers will surely go nuts with this concept. A union will not be complete without your fur babies on the scene so why not let the entire guest list bring an extra "friend" so everyone can enjoy a menagerie. Instruct the attendees prior to the event about tending to their companions and observing hygiene.

• Hobby

If you love Legos, books, crafting, model cars or toy kits, then opt for a hobbyist marital theme. Pepper the venue with all the things you enjoy doing and make it as interactive as possible so your visitors can relate to you. You …

A Chance to Become an Ed Hardy Clothing Fashion Model!

If you think you have the Ed Hardy look and want to win cash prizes and get free Ed Hardy Apparel, don’t miss your chance to enter the Ed Hardy Fashion Experience and Model Search at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009.

A Chance at Stardom and Cash with the Ed Hardy Fashion Experience at Lake of the Torches Casino! A Chance at Stardom and Cash with the Ed Hardy Fashion Experience at Lake of the Torches Casino!

Men and women who think they have the Ed Hardy look and want to win cash prizes and get free Ed Hardy apparel can’t miss their chance to enter the Ed Hardy Fashion Experience and Model Search at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009. You could be one of 12 models (10 female and 2 male) selected to showcase the latest in Ed Hardy apparel in a model contest to be held in the casino’s convention center preceding the King of the Cage “Strike Point” mixed martial arts event. The fashion experience is being sponsored by Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, King of the Cage and Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear By Christian Audigier.

The Ed Hardy clothing line was designed and launched in 2004 by French fashion icon Christian Audigier. He was granted the exclusive rights to the designs of Don Ed Hardy, considered the “Godfather of Tattoo.” Hardy’s artwork is known for its incorporation of Japanese aesthetic and technique into its design. Audigier not only built a fashion design, but a lifestyle upon Hardy’s art. Celebrities such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Bret Michaels and Jon Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus Eight fame are frequently seen wearing Ed Hardy clothing.

“This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for hot, sexy, young women and men in the region who’ve dreamed of having their chance at stardom to compete at this live model search. Representatives from Ed Hardy Clothing will be flying out from Los Angeles to oversee the show and they will be looking for their next big star. While there are no guarantees that a model from this contest will become an official Ed Hardy Clothing model, dreams really can come true and you’ll never know if you can make it unless you come forward and show what you’ve got,” said Lake of the Torches’ director of marketing Michael J. Broderick.

All models selected to compete in the fashion experience are guaranteed to receive a $150 stipend for the event, at least one piece of Ed Hardy apparel, and a pair of VIP tickets to the King of the Cage “Strike Point” MMA show that night. The top four models judged at the experience with receive prizes of $750, $500, $250 and $100 in cash accordingly and in addition will receive a complete Ed Hardy outfit. Judges will include representatives of Ed Hardy Vintage Tattoo Wear as well as surprise celebrities of T.V., sports, business, and the big screen.

Anyone interested in participating and competing in the event as a model in …

Harley Davidson Golf Cart: An American Classic

To find a Harley Davidson Golf cart in pristine condition is truly a find. You will find Harley Davidson Golf Cart collectors all over the United States. The Harley Davidson company started building golf carts in 1963. They started out building both gas golf vehicles as well as electric cars.

THREE-WHEELS

The first Harley golf cars where three wheeled. The cart had 2 rear wheels and one center wheel in the front. The cart had a unique steering bar that was used instead of a steering wheel. This steering handle is actually called a tiller steering wheel. The three wheeled carts are less stable on hard turns than their four -wheeled cousins but the unique look of the cart make collectors salivate when they see a nice one. The electric carts were actually less popular and thus there are fewer of these carts in existence today.

THE CLASSIC

The rear end on some of the carts were raised to give the cart a deep well. This well is where the golf club bags were placed. This particular model is known as the “Classic”. These models also had only three wheels. Although the back was raised, this should not be confused with the lifted golf carts you sometimes see today.

LIFT BODY

HD did eventually migrate their designs to the more common and stable four wheel design that we typically see today. At the time of the four wheel design, Harley Davidson did something unique with the body design. They allowed the rear end of the body to be lifted upward for servicing the engine. Essentially the rear of the cart was on a hinge. It was at about this time that Harley Davidson got back into the battery powered engines again.

Harley Davidson golf cart parts are still out there. Collectors may have to scour the eBay listings or hit the flea markets but they can be found. Additionally old carts have been relegated to the scrap heap but some have been left in tact with the idea of taking parts from them to be used on restoration projects. In addition to the old parts, some newer ones have been fabricated to retro-fit on the carts.

A two cycle, 250 cc gasoline engine was used in both the four-wheelers and three wheeler models of Harleys carts. 6 – six volt batteries powered the 36 volt battery model. The carts themselves sell for about $200-$500 in poor condition. The key is trying to find the Harley Davidson golf cart parts that may be needed to finish the job.

The End of Harley

In 1969 Harley sold their company to American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF). AMF continued production until they sold the cart division to Columbia Par Car in 1982. You will hear some Harley Davidson carts referred to as a AMF Harley Davidson Golf Cart. Those carts were manufactured in the 1969 to 1982 time frame.

The attraction for HD carts started to fade and production stopped ultimately in 1982. …