The Impact a Golf Cart Takes on the Course will Shock You!

“I love it, but it damn well better not fall off.” This is feedback we heard from a golfer who saw the Ready Clip Pro for the first time. He was worried about his rangefinder falling off the cart because he either hit a large bump or took a turn too fast. We decided that word of the mouth isn't enough evidence and that we would provide analytical data that shows how well our product works.

If you don’t already know what the Ready Clip Pro is here is a link to the product page. To summarize, The Ready Clip Pro features magnets to allow attaching a rangefinder to any magnetic surface on a golf cart. We realized that testing the magnets would provide a unique opportunity to see how much impact force a golf cart takes on the course. We rigged up weights to the Ready Clip Pro that went on the frame of the golf cart to simulate the weight of the rangefinder. We did this so we wouldn’t put the gadget at risk for the first test. On the opposite frame we attached a data logger that records G Force. We chose a course that consisted of many hills and pretty serious terrain that would produce good numbers. We just didn’t expect how good. The front to back direction had a max G Force of 5.34, side to side was 4.64, and finally up and down was 9.04.


 The max impacts that we got were pretty incredible. 9 G’s is way more than we expected. For example a F1 race car can produce a max G Force of about 6.5. The best part about it is that the Ready Clip Pro didn’t move at all throughout the test even with weight that was heavier than the rangefinder itself. Now It’s important to note that I was driving the cart all over the course and not just on cart path. 


We learned a lot from this test and we’re happy that the Ready Clip Pro held up like we knew it would. The data gathered from the G Force logger really showed us that we made the right choice in selecting the types of magnets to ensure that a customer’s rangefinder won’t take a unexpected trip all over the golf course.


Make sure to check out our website Product12 to find out more information about what we do and our products. If you found this post interesting but you never use a golf cart… Well good news! We have another product that is perfect for you called the Ready Clip. It is the same thing as the Pro version just without magnets.

Hale Mountain Research Develops Process, Local Supply Chain for Rutland Vermont Based Balanceworks

For immediate release:

Bennington, VT based Hale Mountain Research is pleased to announce

that it is providing 3D scanning and 3D printing technology and support in

order to facilitate custom product development to Rutland based Balance


Balance Works is a family owned company specializing in footwear since


“The demand for custom footbeds and orthotics using 3D printing

technology could be significant”, said former Plasan engineer and Hale

Mountain Research founder James Salerno. “We are very happy to be a

part of the Vermont based supply chain for Balance Works”

“I would also like to thank Bennington County legislators for sponsoring an

appropriation to BCIC several years ago to support the local composites

sector” said Salerno. “It was through this appropriation that Hale Mountain

Research was given an opportunity to add 3D printing to our portfolio of

technology and services”.

"This new project for Hale Mountain Research is an exciting continuation of

work within the composite sector in Bennington, as well as a tremendous

example of a local entrepreneur seizing upon opportunity to grow his

business from the ground up.  It points to the importance of expanding

efforts to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our area to support the

growth of companies such as Hale Mountain and to encourage the start up

of new ones”, said Bill Colvin, Economic Development Director at the

Bennington County Regional Commission.

Hale Mountain Research has plans to expand its 3D printing capability in

2017 to provide additional capacity to support a variety of projects within

the company and for customers. “The biggest challenge for the company,”

continued Salerno, “is ramping up the workforce to support the future

growth of the company. The labor market is extremely tight but I think this

is a great opportunity for enterprising young people with the right skill set to

get in on the ground floor.”

Please contact Hale Mountain Research for more information.