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Historical Treasure of the Month: ‘Pull-U’ golf cart

The “Pull-U” Golf Cart is truly a local treasure.

William Ganskopp of Polk County conceived the idea for a motorized golf cart when he had trouble finding a caddie. Teaming up with Carl Edney, a Pacolet Valley garage owner, they designed and built the first “Pull-U” in 1970. The Pull-U cart was meant for “the golfer who wants to – and should – walk for exercise” and was powered by a fractional-horsepower gas engine that could be adjusted by the individual golfer to a comfortable walking pace. The Pull-U was later redesigned as the electric Kangaroo Motorcaddie and is still made here in Polk County. See the last known Pull-U and other artifacts once made and used in Polk County at the Polk County Historical Association Museum in Columbus. The museum is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (photo submitted by George Comparetto)