Few people have time to golf, but you wouldn't know it based on the number of golf carts zipping around Laguna Beach.
We know it's not about the golf. It's about getting airborne on the Third Street hill.
No, the real reason is that some Lagunans are just smart. It's easier to use golf carts around town. They are efficient, practical and environmental.
"It's much easier to do errands in the cart," said Jeff King, a longtime cart traveler with his wife and two co-pilots, Yorkshire terriers Maggie and Molly. "It's much faster. It makes Laguna seem much more fun than it already is. And the dogs love it."
The dogs have their own custom-made seats that accommodate seat belts and dog harnesses.
Customization is the keyword when talking about carts, which range from about $5,000 to more than $15,000.
There are lift kits, booming stereos, storage boxes and as many knockoff body styles as you can imagine: Hummers, roadsters, Rolls Royce and little Ferraris.