Historical treasure of the month on display

Published 5:02 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The “Pull-U” golf cart, one of only two known, on display at the Polk County Historical Association Museum 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 at Red Fox Country Club.

Teaming with Carl Edney, a Pacolet Valley garage owner, they designed and built the first gasoline “Pull-U” in 1970. The golfer could adjust the Pull-U to a comfortable walking pace. The gas “Pull-U” was redesigned as the Kangaroo electric motor caddie and is still made in Columbus.

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Visit the museum at 60 Walker St. in Columbus to see this display and others of interest.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Individual tours are also available.

-article submitted by George Comparetto

Pictured at right is the “Pull-U” Golf Cart.

Pictured at right is the “Pull-U” Golf Cart.