We have propelled our company into the history books by putting the first ever golf trolley on the moon.
The team used its attendance at the PGA Show in Orlando as cover to avoid raising suspicions from the press. Whilst in Florida, our engineers spent time at the Kennedy Space Center finalising details for the mission.
Following on from Tesla’s successful launch of a sports car into orbit, we used the Space-X launch facility for good luck. Launched on Falcon 10, the two X9 Follow machines (codenamed R2 and D2) touched down on the moon’s surface at 04:08 on Sunday. April 1st.
The mission was led by Captain Steve Rogers with Scientific First Officer Dr Bruce Banner completing the two-man team: they became the first people to step foot on the moon in more than a quarter of a century.
We launched a regular X9 Follow (D2) along with a special prototype named the XTreme (R2), which was first teased a year ago. The XTreme has retained its Caterpillar tracks although they were re-engineered for this mission to provide support to the Luna Roving Vehicle (LRV).
The “Special Trolley Department” handbuilt both products in our £1m Gloucestershire facility and upgraded the batteries in both R2 and D2 to cope with the specific electromagnetic conditions on the moon’s surface. The previous Unobtanium cells were fortified with newly discovered Vibranium, which is better suited to space travel.
The new hybrid battery has a 238-mile range to ensure no charging was required during the trip.
CEO Mark Stewart said: “I am over the moon this has actually happened. Putting not only one but two golf trolleys on the moon is something I never thought I’d see.
“I have to say a huge thank you to SpaceX for letting this happen and the two brave astronauts for making an almost 480,000-mile round trip, although I am told Dr Banner did turn a little green at times.
“R2 also performed excellently in the extreme conditions, harnessing the Force to unstick the LRV on several occasions.”