Yes and Yes. When riding the GolfBoard you have full control to go either forward or reverse depending on which direction you apply the throttle. You can pull up to a sand trap (If your golf game is like most of our team) hit your ball, hop back on your GolfBoard and ride backwards away from the trap. Very easy and user friendly.
There is also a switch on every board for goofy or regular riders. This allows you to let your friends (who naturally stand the other direction on the board) to take your GolfBoard for a spin.