Shelston IP client, Australian owned golf
company, Under Par Pty Ltd, has gained a Sports Medicine Australia
(SMA) recommendation for its Smoothy Suspension Golf Buggy; making
it the first and only SMA endorsed product in the golf
SMA is Australia's peak national advisory body for sports
medicine and sports science, and it awards recommendations to
products on the basis that they are among the highest quality in
their field; and that they promote safe and healthy physical
activity. The Smoothy Suspension Buggy achieved the SMA
recommendation because its design features strive to minimise
strain and injury, and help improve golf performance.
According to Brett Clarebrough, Managing Director of Under Par
Pty Ltd, the Smoothy Suspension Buggy was specifically designed and
engineered to be the ergonomic solution in golf buggies for both
amateur and professionals alike.
"With the biomechanics of golf at the forefront of mind, we
designed the Smoothy Suspension Buggy with an independent
suspension system on all three wheels; and a push-not-pull
mechanism," said Mr Clarebrough.
"These features make the buggy effortless to use and it
takes the pressure and stress off the joints and muscles in the
back, shoulder and arm regions – the most
injury-susceptible areas in golf. By minimising effort and muscular
discomfort on the course, the Smoothy Suspension Buggy allows the
golfer to play to their potential and enjoy the full benefits of
"Gaining an SMA recommendation for the Smoothy Suspension
Buggy is a testament to Under Par's commitment to developing
golf equipment of exceptional quality, performance and
comfort," Mr Clarebrough said.
The independent suspension system on all three wheels acts to
protect the golfer from bumps and irregularities of typical golf
course terrain by absorbing shock and jarring effects. The
three-way suspension also lightens the golfer's load because
the weight of the clubs is evenly dispersed across the widest
possible area. Furthermore, the buggy is easier to handle and
manoeuvre because each wheel has self-governing activity.
The push-not-pull mechanism capitalises on the proven fact that
pushing a load places less stress on the body than pulling a load,
because body weight can assist with the movement. This can reduce
post-exercise soreness, weakness and muscular strain; as well as
have significant ergonomic effects.
The Smoothy Suspension Buggy was launched in January 2004, and
has been the number one selling golf buggy in Australia since 2005
as voted by the Australian Golf Trade. It is equipped with all
standard features in the Smoothy range, but also includes
adjustable frame size to fit male and female golfers of all shapes
and sizes; light weight; fully collapsible; seat option and drink
Shelston IP is delighted to have assisted Under
Par Pty Ltd and Brett Clarebrough to obtain patent protection for
the suspension of the Smoothy Suspension Buggy, as well as Trade
Mark protection for the SMOOTHY brand.
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