Club Car Becomes Official Supplier at the Home of Golf
Posted on Friday, 29th January 2016
Brussels, Belgium Jan. 22, 2016 – Club Car, the world’s largest manufacturer of small-wheel electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been appointed the official supplier of St. Andrews Links Trust (SALT), one of the most distinguished golf complexes in the world and the Home of Golf.
As one of the most respected brands in the golf industry for more than 50 years, Club Car will play an integral role in the operation of SALT’s seven public courses, which includes the world renowned Old Course, a 29-time Open Championship venue, where golf has been played for more than 600 years.
“At the home of golf we pride ourselves on working with the very best suppliers and believe that, in Club Car, we have found the market leaders in golf car and utility vehicles,” said Danny Campbell, commercial director of SALT.
“We have a commitment to delivering memorable experiences for every golfer at the Links and believe this partnership will help us to achieve that objective.”
The new fleet comprises of dependable Carryall®utility vehicles and efficient Precedent® golf cars, all featuring the latest connected technology, Guardian 2.
The ground-breaking connected mobile information capabilities on the Club Car vehicles will provide a range of benefits to SALT's operations team and course maintenance staff, including car control features to reduce speeds or stop the cars entering specific zones, car tracking and messaging, live battery diagnostics and reports on each car.
“It is vitally important we maintain our impeccable standards of service for the thousands of golfers who visit the Home of Golf each year and we believe that with the new partnership with Club Car, SALT and all of the golfers that play our courses will benefit from the highest quality of service support,” Campbell said.
Established in 1974, SALT oversees the management and maintenance of the Links courses at St. Andrews – the Old Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, Balgove Course and The Castle Course – with more than 230,000 rounds played over the seven public courses each year.
“Club Car’s historic association with many of the game’s leading organisations, golf destinations and tournaments around the world has allowed us to understand the specific needs of one of golf’s most iconic venues,” said Marco Natale, vice president of Club Car in EMEA.
“This experience enables Club Car, alongside our newly established distributor in Scotland, MTS, to be able to provide the top class service and operational support required to ensure this unique relationship with SALT develops into a trusted partnership over the coming years.”
In addition to SALT, Club Car is also an official supplier of golf cars to The European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and The PGA of America.
For more information about the SALT, visit: www.standrews.com
For more information about Club Car, visit: www.clubcar.tv
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Photo 1 Caption: Club Car becomes official supplier at the Home of Golf
(Left to Right): Danny Campbell, commercial director at SALT and Marco Natale, vice president of Club Car in EMEA
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About Club Car and Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®—work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing golf and commercial utility vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets.
About St Andrews Links Trust
St Andrews Links is revered around the world as the Home of Golf after the game was first played on the hallowed turf, now widely known as the Old Course, more than 600 years ago.
Its revered status as the focal point and birthplace of the game continues to this day as the famous Links has hosted The Open Championship a record 29 times, including the 144th Open Championship in 2015.
As well as hosting Major championships, including the Women’s British Open in 2007 and 2013 the Links is committed to being open to all, aiding golfers of all ages and abilities to play on its seven courses. Approximately 230,000 rounds of golf are played over all seven public courses on an annual basis, including more than 47,000 rounds on the Old Course alone in 2015.
St Andrews Links is proud of the integral role it plays in the community and is a responsible custodian of its living landscape through its industry leading environmental and sustainability practices on and off the course.